How to Make a pvc Tube Squirrel Feeder
If you’re looking for a way to attract more squirrels to your yard, try making a pvc tube squirrel feeder. This project is a great way to demonstrate your woodworking skills to your local wildlife. You can even ask your kids to help you with the painting and hanging of the feeder. This project is easy enough to complete over a weekend. Squirrels love it!
Build a squirrel baffle
The easiest and most affordable way to build a squirrel feeder baffle is with pvc pipe. You can purchase round duct caps at your local hardware store or buy them online. Then, use a hammer and chisel to cut them into the shape of the top of the feeder. You’ll also need a couple of pieces of plexiglass and some electrical tape. These are used for insulation and sealing incisions in the skin.
Another way to make a squirrel feeder baffle is to use a plastic torpedo. The shape of the baffle will prevent the squirrels from climbing it and reaching the birdfeeder. Using a rubber clamp will help prevent the baffle from sliding down. One reviewer praised the purposefully wobbly design to prevent the squirrels from escaping. The baffle will be installed in just minutes.
Attach corn cobs to squirrel feeder
A squirrel feeder can be built with simple materials. A pvc tube is usually inexpensive, and fishing wire hangers will work. The trick is to secure the corn whole on the wire loops. To prevent a squirrel from eating the corn, keep it off a wood surface. You can also attach corn cobs to a bungee cord to create a merry-go-round for the squirrels.
For a more intricate design, attach a piece of reclaimed lumber or cedar to the base. Then, screw in a corn cob. Add a flat piece of wood for support and to hide loose ends. The finished product is a squirrel feeder for your yard that you and your family can enjoy! There are many ways to decorate the feeder and attract squirrels to your yard.
Attach safflower seed to squirrel baffle
If you want to attract birds to your backyard, it is imperative to buy a squirrel-proof bird feeder. Safflower seed is a favorite of a number of species, including grackles, although squirrels will usually avoid it. Safflower is a popular choice among house finches, black-capped chickadees, and Northern Cardinals. Safflower is also a popular natural fabric dye and is one of the first crops grown by man. Safflower is an attractive food to many birds, including sparrows, hummingbirds, and swallows, but squirrels will not feed on it.
While most bird seed will attract squirrels, safflower is preferred by cardinals and titmice. For best results, install the feeder at least five feet high and above the squirrel’s reach. Another option is to attach a slinky to the pole of the squirrel feeder. These slinky springs are available for as little as $4 on Amazon.
Build a DIY picnic table for squirrels
Adding a picnic table to your garden, backyard, or park is a great way to attract more squirrels to your property. You can also provide scraps of food for your squirrel friends so they don’t forage on your lawn. This is also a great project to involve kids. Make your own table from pieces of wood that are already lying around the house. Use different fabrics for the tabletop, and you’ll have a beautiful table in no time.
If you have woodworking skills, you can build a table and squirrel feeder to attract more squirrels. The materials for this project include wood stain, pvc tube, and a slinky. You may also want to use a level and a framing square. The table and chair will require some carpentry skills, and you’ll need to purchase supplies for them. The dimensions of a tabletop are 11 inches by four inches. Supports will be 4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, and nails are galvanized to help them stay together.
What do you need to make a PVC tube squirrel feeder?
You will need a PVC tube some wire and a squirrel feeder.
How do you put the wire on the PVC tube?
You will need to put the wire through the PVC tube and make sure that it is secure.
How do you put the squirrel feeder on the wire?
You will need to put the squirrel feeder on the wire and make sure that it is secure.
What do you need to do to the PVC tube?
You will need to cut the PVC tube to the desired length.
How do you cut the PVC tube?
You will need to use a saw to cut the PVC tube.
How do you make the hole for the wire?
You will need to use a drill to make the hole for the wire.
What size drill bit do you need to use?
You will need to use a 3/4 inch drill bit.
How do you make the hole for the squirrel feeder?
You will need to use a drill to make the hole for the squirrel feeder.
What size drill bit do you need to use?
You will need to use a 1 inch drill bit.
How do you attach the wire to the PVC tube?
You will need to use a screw to attach the wire to the PVC tube.
How do you attach the squirrel feeder to the wire?
You will need to use a screw to attach the squirrel feeder to the wire.
What kind of screw do you need to use?
You will need to use a 3/4 inch screw.
How long do you need the screw to be?
You will need the screw to be 1 inch long.
How do you put the PVC tube squirrel feeder up?
You will need to use a post or a tree to put the PVC tube squirrel feeder up.
What is the best location to put the PVC tube squirrel feeder?
The best location to put the PVC tube squirrel feeder is in an area where there are trees and squirrels.
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.