How to Make a Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder
If you have ever wondered how to make a squirrel corn cob feed, read on. We’ll discuss how to make one yourself, places to put it, and how much it costs. If you’re looking for an inexpensive solution to feeding your backyard squirrels, consider a DIY feeder! The possibilities are endless. But before you begin, consider a few things. First, consider what kind of squirrels you’ll attract to your backyard. For example, squirrels love the sweet taste of corn, so try to attract as many of them as possible to your home.
DIY Squirrel Feeder
Creating a DIY squirrel corn cob feeder is a simple project and can even be done with the help of your children. If you are handy with tools, you can also get their help with painting and hanging the feeder. You can also show them your woodworking skills by creating a hangout area for the squirrels. This project is easy enough to complete over a weekend. Not only will the feeder attract squirrels, it will also be great for birds as well.
To construct the feeder, you need to cut two pieces of wood and place them together. Start by drilling one hole of each piece and continuing to drill holes in the short piece of wood. Next, drill one hole through the longer piece of wood and then drill another one through the top of the short piece of wood. Once the wood is attached, you can start adding peanuts or cracked corn to it. Once the feeder is ready, you can hang it in the tree or set it in a place where the squirrels can easily reach it.
DIY Squirrel Corn Cob Feeder
You can make a DIY squirrel corn cob feeder for your backyard garden with a couple of items you probably already have lying around. You will need scrap wood and screws. Start by making a perpendicular base with a screw for the corn. Attach a flat piece of wood underneath the base to support it and to hide loose ends. Once you’ve got the basics of this project down, you can start customizing your feeder. This is a fun project for the whole family to work on together.
Glue or epoxy the fork to the mason jar. You’ll want it to extend an inch or so from the bottom of the jar. This will act as a perch for the squirrel. The bigger the fork, the better. Make sure that you use a thick fork, as squirrels need a larger surface to chew on. After the glue has dried, add crack corn, peanuts, and seeds. After your squirrels have discovered your DIY feeder, you’re ready to hang it in your backyard!
Places to place a squirrel feeder
There are several places where you can place a squirrel corn cob feeder. Depending on how far away your feeder is from your home, you can choose to place it near a tree or in a shrubbery area. A squirrel feeder should be placed in an area that is not accessible to human beings. If you are not sure where to put it, you can attach it to a fishing line or wire hanger. When attaching the wires to the feeder, make sure to attach the whole ears of corn to the loops.
If you have a suction cup, you can attach the squirrel feeder to the sidewall of your home. But be careful – squirrels are known to chew and destroy things, so you need to watch them carefully. Hanging feeders can be attached to a sturdy tree branch with a bungee cord. If you want a squirrel corn cob feeder that will attract both indoor and outdoor squirrels, it is best to hang it from a high branch or a sturdy tree.
Cost of a squirrel feeder
A squirrel corn cob feeder is a great way to attract and feed your backyard wildlife. Not only are they entertaining to watch, but you’ll also get to see a variety of other wildlife, including chipmunks and raccoons. If you have a deck, patio, or back yard, a squirrel feeder is a great way to attract all sorts of wildlife and reduce your risk of getting a visit from a pesky squirrel. You can buy a squirrel corn cob feeder that resembles a picnic table or Adirondack chair. Once you have one, you’ll be able to feed a whole family of squirrels.
Different feeders have different prices and are built to last. Wooden feeders are usually built to last about two years, but they will take some abuse and chewing to get food. Plastic feeders are generally less expensive but don’t last nearly as long as wooden feeders. If you want to avoid wood, you can purchase a metal feeder instead. However, a metal feeder is usually more durable than a plastic one.
You will need two pieces of wood and a drill. You will also need wood cutting tools. Start by drilling into the long piece of wood. Once the screws are drilled in, use the short pieces of wood to drill the holes for the corncobs. If you have less corncobs, use shorter pieces of wood. Once the wood is cut, you can screw it into place. Next, attach the corncobs.
For the feeder’s hanging part, you will need a fishing wire or coat hanger. Attach the corn cob to the wire with a bungee cord and hang it from a tree branch. Make sure to use a sturdy wire because squirrels will use this to maneuver around the wires. Also, you will want to make sure there is plenty of slack between the wires and the feeder. This way, the squirrels will have to work a little harder to reach the corn.
Cost of a squirrel corn cob feeder
If you’re looking for a squirrel corn cob feeder, you’ve come to the right place. A squirrel feeder can protect your garden from ravaging plants and destroying nut and fruit trees. These adorable little rodents will come and feast from your feeder in no time. It also offers safety for you because the feeder’s twisted cage prevents the squirrels from falling out. But, before you purchase a squirrel feeder, you should know what to look for.
A squirrel corn cob feeder is a great way to feed the critters in your yard without the trouble of replacing the food on your birdfeeder. It is made from sturdy metal and holds one ear of corn. It has a weather-resistant finish and should be placed at least fifteen feet away from other bird feeders. Despite the many benefits of squirrel corn cob feeders, it is best to choose a model that matches the style and personality of your yard.
What do you need to make a squirrel corn cob feeder?
You will need: a corn cob a drill a dowel or sturdy wire a piece of string and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
How do you drill the hole for the corn cob feeder?
First find the center of the corn cob and mark it with a pencil.
Then using a 1/2-inch drill bit drill a hole straight through the center of the cob.
How do you insert the dowel or wire into the corn cob feeder?
Carefully insert the dowel or wire into the hole you just drilled.
If it’s a tight fit you may need to use a hammer to tap it in place.
What is the next step in making the corn cob feeder?
Tie a piece of string around the dowel or wire leaving enough length so that the squirrel can easily reach the cob.
How do you attach the peanut butter and jelly sandwich to the corn cob feeder?
Unwrap the sandwich and spread peanut butter on one side of the bread.
Then place the corn cob on the peanut butter and spread jelly on the other side of the bread.
Place the two slices of bread together with the corn cob in the middle and cut off any excess bread.
How do you hang the corn cob feeder?
Find a tree branch that is strong enough to support the weight of the feeder and the squirrel.
Tie the string that is attached to the feeder around the branch and make sure that the cob is hanging at a safe height.
What is the best time of year to make a corn cob feeder?
You can make a corn cob feeder at any time of year but squirrels are most active in the fall and winter so they will appreciate the extra food.
How long will the corn cob feeder last?
The corn cob feeder will last as long as the corn cob does not rot.
If you live in an area with a lot of squirrels they may eat the cob faster than it can decompose.
How often should you check the corn cob feeder?
You should check the corn cob feeder every few days to make sure that the corn cob has not rotted and that the peanut butter and jelly are still fresh.
What should you do with the corn cob feeder when the corn cob has been eaten?
Once the corn cob has been eaten you can compost it and make a new corn cob feeder.
Will other animals eat from the corn cob feeder?
Yes other animals such as birds and mice may also enjoy the peanut butter and jelly from the corn cob feeder.
What should you do if you see a squirrel eating from the corn cob feeder?
Enjoy the moment and watch from a distance! If you get too close the squirrel may feel threatened and stop eating.
What should you do if the corn cob feeder falls from the tree?
Check the corn cob to make sure that it has not been damaged and then hang the feeder back up.
Can you make a corn cob feeder without peanut butter and jelly?
Yes you can also put other foods such as nuts seeds or fruit on the corn cob feeder.
What is the best time of day to watch squirrels eating from the corn cob feeder?
The best time of day to watch squirrels eating from the corn cob feeder is early in the morning or late in the afternoon.
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.