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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders Reviews

Updated on July 23, 2011

I, like many other people, enjoy putting out birdseed for the birds in my neighbourhood. Unfortunately, squirrels also are attracted to the food. I have found these squirrels to be very resourceful and determined when it comes to getting at the food. Their ability to climb and jump allows them to get into standard bird feeders without much effort.

There are many bird feeders on the market that claim to be "squirrel proof", sadly a number of them have failed to keep out determined squirrels. I have selected a few different types of squirrel proof bird feeders, that really do work and shortly reviewed them in squirrel proof bird feeders reviews.

Squirrels can chew through normal plastic, wood and string. The critical parts of a squirrel proof bird feeder must therefor be made either from very hard plastic or metal.

Top rated squirrel proof bird feeder
Top rated squirrel proof bird feeder

Heritage Farms Absolute II Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

The Heritage Farms Squirrel-Go-Round Squirrel Feeder is a small, cheap, two-and-a-half pound gadget that fixes easily to any wall or other reasonably vertical surface.

It comes in decorative cast aluminium, with a mounting to suit a tree, patio or post and a five corn-cob capacity. Its appeal is that it diverts squirrels' interest from other bird and animal feeders.

This is an older model bird feeder and some of the users have reported it lasting for 10 years, so a very durable product.

Classic squirrel proof bird feeder
Classic squirrel proof bird feeder

Brome 1015 Squirrel Buster Classic

This bird feeder is designed to be suspended, filled with whatever wild birds love to eat, and to be unassailable by squirrels. It has plenty οf surfaces ideal fοr small clinging birds such аѕ nuthatches, sparrows and finches tο grip, and can be adjusted to discourage large birds.

Thе Squirrel Buster Classic hаѕ openings іn its wire grid thаt align wіth thе seed ports аnd accord birds access tο thе seed. Whеn a squirrel or a large bird climbs on to thе feeder tray, іtѕ weight automatically forces thе grid down, closing the access door tο thе seed ports.

The Squirrel Buster Classic features removeable perches that offer feeding options fοr chickadees, finches, corellas and wrens.

Be carefull when cleaning the Squirrel Buster Classic the spring mechanism at the bottom is fragile.

Heritage Farms Vista Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

This fully assembled feeder is not radically different from the Squirrel Buster Classic.

The Vista, too, is a hanging model constructed of durable powder-coated steel and acrylic stainless steel. It utilises a no-waste seed saver baffle with six-pound mixed seed capacity.

Again, it incorporates an adjustable weight setting on a spring-loaded perch to close the seed door when approached by squirrels or oversized birds.

This bird feeder isn't quite as durable as the other ones I have reviewed here.

Attractive squirrel proof bird feeder
Attractive squirrel proof bird feeder

Droll Yankees YF Flipper Bird Feeder

The Droll Yankees Flipper is an electrically powered bird feeder that holds about 5lb of seed in a sturdy polycarbonate feeding chamber protected against squirrel damage by a metal cap and base.

The rechargeable nickel cadmium battery is included in the pack, with a battery charger, and the feeder plugs into a standard 120-volt power outlet.

The motor and battery carry a one-year warranty, and the feeder itself is guaranteed for a lifetime.

This feeder weighs five pounds on its own, seven for shipping purposes, and is available only to United States residents.

Best selling bird feeder
Best selling bird feeder

Gardman BA01276 Squirrel Proof Cage Seed Bird Feeder

The Gardman squirrel-proof feeder is a variation on a familiar theme, incorporating a protective sleeve that drops to cover the bird feed when the squirrel's weight descends on it.

The Gardman feeder, which is made from a durable combination of stainless steel and aluminium, has both twin ports and perches. It makes a simple, but effective device in protecting birds' feed.

This feeder, too, may be shipped with the USA only, and checks in at 8lb packed to go.

I hope you found what you where looking for in Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders Reviews. You might also enjoy reading kitchen scale reviews and Hoover Steam Vac reviews.


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    • GiftedGrandma profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      My sister-in-law has 2 liter soda bottles with bottom cut off upside down on the pole just under the feeder. Works like a charm.

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      Susan Hazelton 

      7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      We have tried all kind of squirrel proof feeders and somehow the squirrels keep getting to the seed. We've even had them break through the plastic sides that are supposed to keep them out. However, hope springs eternal. The Gardman BA01276 looks like a winner to me. I will have to get one or two of them and try them out. Thanks for the wonderful information. Rated up and useful.


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