A lot of people have a good time watching birds fluttering around their home’s patio or backyard, and setup bird feeders to entice them. However, birds aren't always the only ones attracted to their feeder(s).
Seeing a few squirrels may be adorable, but it defeats the purpose of setting up a bird feeder. They may cause damage to the feeder itself, as well as consume all the seed that was intended for the birds. This has inspired us to analyze and review bird feeders that keep squirrel-proofing in mind (as there are many out there); so that you can enjoy visits from various different kinds of our beautiful feathered friends.
So What Are Some Options?
While there are many different types of feeders out there, we've simplified it down to two basic categories; Hanging Feeders and Supported Feeders. Hanging feeders are listed below:
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Wild Bill's 8 Station Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
The Wild Bill’s 8 Station works by giving the squirrels a light shock when they try to break inside the feeder. After a few futile attempts, the squirrels are deterred and move on.
The feeder has a capacitor underneath, which is wired to send an innocuous shock sufficient enough to eliminate the squirrel’s curiosity and desire to get inside.
The premium design is made of high quality materials, and many happy customers report that this feeder is adept at keeping squirrels out.
The flat 9V battery is located inside the hollow that embraces the bird food. The manufacturer lists the battery as being able to stay active upwards of 4-5 months.
Beeping alert system that makes it simple to regularly change the battery when needed.
Easy to maintain/clean.
Holds about 10 pounds of bird seed.
The feeder holes are too large for some seed, causing some of the food to fall to the ground.
Heavy rain may cause water to leak down the hanger and into the bin.
Many users say that the product is worth every penny spent. This is due to the fact that this sturdy feeder has over and over again proven itself up to the challenge of keeping squirrels out.
Droll Yankees Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder, Yankee Flipper, 17-Inch, 4 Ports
This feeder has motor-powered functionality that triggers the weight feeder mechanism, allowing the birds to be fed without feeding those pesky squirrels.
When the squirrels reach the rest, the motor is activated and the feeder begins rotating. This startles any intruding squirrels and forces them to look elsewhere for food.
The 4-3/4 inch diameter, sturdy polycarbonate feeding chamber, gives us a break between refills, forbidding the squirrels to trail down to the seeds.
The design of the interior chambers was planned with the intention of seeding directly into the seed ports, making the four feeding compartments effortlessly reachable.
5-pound Seed capability. Meaning the feeder doesn't need to be restocked constantly.
Droll Yankees has been around for more than 40 years and it is a trusted American producer of bird feeders, based in New England.
Four feeding compartments for numerous birds feeding.
Seed falling from the feeding ports.
Customers are mostly happy with the service. One customer reached out to the manufacturer, explaining the poor quality of the battery they had received, and was immediately sent a new set of high quality batteries.
Skinny Squirrel BEST SQUIRREL PROOF BIRD FEEDER
The way to use the skinny squirrel is easy.You just have to add the bird food into the seed tank that is located in the core of the feeder. You do that just by taking out the cover of the birdcage.
Putting the cover in its original place you are going to see that the birds can access the food easily, however the squirrel will be denied access due to their body and head sizes, which are bigger than the outer holes of the cage.
The feeder is hand-crafted, made from stainless-steel,is packed using a heavy-duty cardboard box and comes with a leaflet that contains comprehensive directions on precisely how to use it.
Works well for most of the common backyard birds.
Quick and easy to refill.
Money Back Guarantee.
It is difficult to look at the birds when the sun is reflecting on it.
The buyers in general seem to be satisfied with the feeder, only some exceptions said that due to the big size is difficult to manipulate.
Squirrel Buster Plus 5.5"x5.5"x24" (w/hanger)
This feeder works making the seeds ports close automatically when get in touch with the weight of a regular size squirrel without harming them by any means, also the anti-chewing materials provoke that the exposed parts of the feeder, that are made from, guarantee the durability of the product.
The freshness of the food is enhanced by the producers patented ventilation system, which makes that the hot air and humidity move to the vents located at the top of the feeder structure.
Other features that I like is that the product can be disassembled manually making it easy to clean and maintain.
Guarantee and accessories: The sellers give guarantee of service for a lifetime and have a variety of accessories like pole adaptors seed buster and weather protector.
It doesn’t need a rechargeable battery.
oons:The squirrels cannot get to the holes where the seeds are, so you cannot watch them trying to get the food.
Birds like to stay on the far inside the feeder,obscuring the sight of the viewers.
Many buyers said that this is a sturdy feeder which is useful to prevent the squirrel to access the bird’ food, there are some buyers that recommend to add a heavy duty bird feeder swing pole to help moving it far from the squirrels.
Squirrel Buster Standard 5"x5"x21.5"
The Brome 1057 Squirrel Buster Standard comes with the recognized patented Squirrel Buster technology and at the same time is designed to attract birds controlling the presence of squirrel. The feeder can keep up to 3/4 quarts of bird food.
This squirrel-proof bird feeder is liked by a numerous multiplicity of backyard birds including Chickadees, Cardinals, Hairy Woodpeckers, Indigo Buntings, White-Breasted Nuthatches, American Gold Finches and many more.
To avoid the squirrels from seizing the wire hanger with their rear legs, dangling down together with the feeder, and overcoming the closing tool, the feeder contains a negative grip tube.
RoxResin material: Even after been continually and frequently exposed to the weather inclemency or looting squirrels, the RoxResin modules show a great deal of resiliency.
No tools required
Due to its size requires to be filled often.
Buyer’s opinion: Some buyers recommend the bigger model which can be refilled after longer periods of time.
Squirrel proof bird feeder reviews
SELLERS GUARANTEED SQUIRREL PROOF.
ANTI SQUIRREL CHEW.
NO NEED TOOLS TO TAKE CARE OF IT.
HOLDS 9 POUNDS OF FOOD.
HANGER AND POLE MOUNTING HARDWARE INCLUDED.
STURDY POWDER COATED STEEL BODY.
CAN STORE 4 POUNDS OF BIRD'S FOOD.
FOOD SAVER BAFFLE.
POLE MOUNT ABILITY.
HEAVY DUTY HANGER.
EASY TO FILL AND CLEAN.
IT HOLDS 7-8 POUNDS OF SEEDS.
OVERHANGING ROOF MANTAIN THE SEEDS DRY.