How to Adjust Weight on Squirrel Buster Feeder
A Squirrel Buster is an automatic feeder that can be adjusted to the exact weight that your birds prefer. It opens and closes by twisting the red dot on the seed tube in a clockwise motion. Rotating the cover back and forth will close the seed tube. The red line will move down from the previous setting as the feeder closes, but allows the birds access to the seed. To adjust the weight, simply follow the same steps as above.
You can adjust the weight of your Squirrel Buster by adjusting the port in the center of the feeder. There is a long column in the middle of the feeder tube which controls the spring-closed mechanism. The ports in your Squirrel Buster come set for the weight of most birds. However, this is not sufficient for squirrels. By adjusting the weight, you can adjust the feeder to fit larger birds.
If you have an issue with squirrels, you can use a Squirrel Buster to prevent them from gaining access to your house. It is easy to adjust the weight on your squirrel buster to deter them. It comes with 3 yellow horizontal lines in the center post. At the middle line, you should see a red nut. Simply remove the nut to adjust the weight of your squirrel buster.
The Squirrel Buster is a patented seed dispenser that has been carefully tested in garden environments. Its patented seed ventilation system ensures that the seeds stay fresh for longer, attracting more wild birds. It also features an easy-to-refill system that makes cleaning and refilling a breeze. Here are three features to look for in a squirrel-busting feeder. Let us know which is best for your home!
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The Squirrel Buster is an excellent choice if you have a problem with squirrels in your yard. Its unique design allows you to adjust the weight of the feeder easily to accommodate different sized squirrels. In addition to a large capacity of 2-6 pounds, it’s chew proof and squirrel proof. You can also use this feeder for cardinals or finches, but there are some advantages to this feeder as well.
A Squirrel Buster is an innovative piece of equipment that lets birds feed freely while denying squirrels a free meal. Its mechanism adjusts to shut out larger birds while allowing fresh air into the feeder. The weight of a squirrel automatically shuts off ports, so that the feeder stays open for smaller birds. The cost of a squirrel buster varies depending on the size of your feeder, but the cost is well worth it.
You’ll find a variety of sizes in the Squirrel Buster, including a 5.1-pound version. This feeder stands nearly two feet tall, and it’s squirrel-proof. However, you must leave about 18 inches of clearance on all sides to make sure squirrels can’t reach it. If you use the Squirrel Buster with a pole, you’ll have to ensure that the tree or pole has no other obstructions, such as a fence.
If you want to get the most out of your Squirrel Buster Plus, you can purchase a pole adaptor that will allow you to change the weight of the trap. This device has three yellow horizontal lines on the center post, with a red nut at the middle line. You can adjust the weight of the trap to prevent it from being moved, and to make it more difficult for a squirrel to climb over it.
What is the best way to keep squirrels from raiding your bird feeders?
The best way to keep squirrels from raiding your bird feeders is to use a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
Do squirrel-proof bird feeders work?
Yes squirrel-proof bird feeders work by keeping squirrels from being able to access the bird food.
What kind of bird feeders are squirrel-proof?
There are many different types of squirrel-proof bird feeders on the market.
Some use weight-activated perches that close the access hole to the bird food when a squirrel jumps on it.
Others have a baffle that squirrels cannot get past.
How do I choose a squirrel-proof bird feeder?
When choosing a squirrel-proof bird feeder you will want to consider the size of the feeder the type of bird food you will be using and the squirrel population in your area.
Where should I place my squirrel-proof bird feeder?
For the best results place your squirrel-proof bird feeder in an open area away from trees bushes or other places where squirrels can jump onto it.
Will a squirrel-proof bird feeder keep other animals away from my bird food?
While a squirrel-proof bird feeder will keep squirrels away from your bird food it is not guaranteed to keep other animals away.
If you have a problem with other animals such as raccoons raiding your bird feeder you may need to take additional steps to deter them.
How often do I need to clean my squirrel-proof bird feeder?
You should clean your squirrel-proof bird feeder at least once a week to prevent the build-up of mold and bacteria.
What should I do if I see a squirrel trying to get into my squirrel-proof bird feeder?
If you see a squirrel trying to get into your squirrel-proof bird feeder you can try to scare it away or remove the squirrel yourself.
If the squirrel is persistent you may need to take additional steps such as removing access to the bird feeder or using a different type of bird feeder.
Do squirrel-proof bird feeders require any special maintenance?
No squirrel-proof bird feeders do not require any special maintenance.
However you may want to check the feeder periodically to make sure that it is working properly and that there is no damage.
How long do squirrel-proof bird feeders last?
With proper care squirrel-proof bird feeders can last for many years.
Can I make my own squirrel-proof bird feeder?
Yes you can make your own squirrel-proof bird feeder using a few simple materials.
What are some of the benefits of using a squirrel-proof bird feeder?
Some of the benefits of using a squirrel-proof bird feeder include keeping squirrels away from your bird food preventing the spread of disease and reducing the amount of bird seed that is wasted.
Are there any drawbacks to using a squirrel-proof bird feeder?
Some potential drawbacks to using a squirrel-proof bird feeder include the initial cost of the feeder and the need for periodic maintenance.
Will a squirrel-proof bird feeder keep all squirrels away from my property?
No a squirrel-proof bird feeder will not keep all squirrels away from your property.
However it will deter the squirrels from raiding your bird feeders.
Do I need to do anything special to attract birds to my squirrel-proof bird feeder?
No you do not need to do anything special to attract birds to your squirrel-proof bird feeder.
The bird food will attract the birds to the feeder.
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.