How Do I Open My Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You’ve bought a new cob squirrel feeder and are wondering how to open it. You’ve probably heard of jar openers, but do you really need one? If you’re not sure what they are, read on to learn how to use one of these squirrel-friendly devices. Listed below are some tips and tricks to make it easier for you to open your cob feeder and attract more squirrels to your yard.
Woodlink Squirrel-Go-Round Spinning Corn Cob Squirrel Feeder
The Woodlink Squirrel-Go Round Spinning Corn Cob Squirreler provides backyard squirrels with a fun, interactive feeder. This merry-go-round feeder features five arms, each containing an ear of corn. The squirrels must wait until the corn reaches the end of each arm, but this is not a problem since the feeder is made for entertaining purposes rather than to discourage the birds from eating from it.
This woodlink feeding station will offer hours of fun for the squirrels, and it’s easy to install. Squirrels love to snack on nuts, so it’s easy to find and cheap to purchase. You can also install a fence to keep squirrels out of your yard, if you have one.
Woodlink Squirrel Buster Classic
This all-metal, 4.1-cup capacity, open-cob squirrel feeder is made to mimic a human chair. The squirrels sit in it to eat. The feeder has a lid that opens so that you can easily replace the nuts inside. You can mount this feeder anywhere, including a tree branch or on a post. The feeder is easy to clean by spraying off the food that it holds.
To open the Squirrel Buster feeder, gently twist the lid counterclockwise. Do not twist it all the way off – the steel wire is permanently attached to the lid. To close the feeder, keep it level. It is best to avoid dropping it because it can break. If you break it, you may have to replace the cob squirrel feeder. The Woodlink Squirrel Buster Classic is a high-quality open-cob feeder that will attract and feed your garden’s squirrels.
This unique, merry-go-round-style squirrel feeder has five arms and a decorative center point. The corn in the arms rotates around the wheel, attracting the squirrels to the rotating ear. If you have a large garden, you can place this feeder on a fence or ledge. The instructions and pictures below will help you get started.
One of the most important features of this feeder is the fact that it is not easy to break into pieces for squirrels to feed on. The metal inside and the plastic tube are both difficult for squirrels to chew through, making this an ideal squirrel feeder. Its plastic tube remains stiff even after a year or two of use. The feeder also has metal disks on the loop, making it more difficult for the squirrels to get to the food.
Swinging basket feeder
If you are wondering how to open a swinging basket feeder, you may find it difficult at first. These feeders have four chains and are often hard to keep closed in windy conditions. Fortunately, most birds don’t do anything violent when trying to gain access to the food. If you have a swinging basket feeder, however, you can simply open it with the help of a screwdriver.
The Wildlife World swing seat feeder has a stylish design that will draw the attention of garden birds. This feeder is suitable for suet, peanut, and dried mealworms. It can easily be cleaned, thanks to its removable metal roof. Larger birds may have trouble perching in it, but smaller birds can use it just fine. Its textured surface makes it impossible for large birds to get too close.
Easy DIY espresso squirrel feeder
If you’ve got a scrap piece of wood lying around, turn it into a platform for your squirrel feeder. Add a screw or hinge to it, and your new platform will open up, exposing a food box for your squirrel. By standing on the inclined platform, you’ll be conditioning the squirrels to associate this platform with food. You can also use an old espresso machine or a bicycle seat to make a platform for your squirrel feeder.
If you’re an experienced woodworker, you can create a sophisticated and attractive squirrel feeder using metal coffee cans. However, if you’re not a woodworker, you can create a basic DIY espresso feeder by drilling a small well in the end of the tree branch and filling it with a mix of nuts and seeds. Once the squirrels have discovered this easy DIY espresso feeder, they’ll flock to it for hours.
How do I open my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
To open your Cob Squirrel Feeder simply lift up the top lid.
How do I fill my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
To fill your Cob Squirrel Feeder unscrew the top lid and pour in your desired amount of birdseed.
How often should I fill my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You should fill your Cob Squirrel Feeder as needed depending on how often the birds are eating from it.
How do I know when my Cob Squirrel Feeder needs to be refilled?
A good indicator that your Cob Squirrel Feeder needs to be refilled is when you see that the seed level is getting low.
Where is the best place to hang my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
The best place to hang your Cob Squirrel Feeder is in a spot where the birds will feel safe and secure away from predators.
How high off the ground should I hang my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You should hang your Cob Squirrel Feeder at least 5 feet off the ground.
What type of birdseed should I use in my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
The best type of birdseed to use in your Cob Squirrel Feeder is black oil sunflower seed.
Will other types of animals be able to eat from my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
Yes other types of animals such as squirrels and chipmunks will be able to eat from your Cob Squirrel Feeder.
How do I clean my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You should clean your Cob Squirrel Feeder at least once a month to prevent the build-up of bacteria and mold.
What is the best way to clean my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
The best way to clean your Cob Squirrel Feeder is to use a mild soap and water solution.
How often should I clean my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You should clean your Cob Squirrel Feeder at least once a month.
What happens if I don’t clean my Cob Squirrel Feeder?
If you don’t clean your Cob Squirrel Feeder the build-up of bacteria and mold can make the birds sick.
Can I put my Cob Squirrel Feeder in the dishwasher?
No you should not put your Cob Squirrel Feeder in the dishwasher.
Where can I buy a Cob Squirrel Feeder?
You can buy a Cob Squirrel Feeder at most pet stores or online retailers.
How much does a Cob Squirrel Feeder cost?
Cob Squirrel Feeders usually cost between $15 and $30.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.