squirrels...how to keep them out of the bird feeder.

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  1. tnderhrt23 profile image72
    tnderhrt23posted 8 years ago

    The local squirrel population has invaded my son's porch, and taken over the bird feeder. What can he do to discourage them?

    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Put it on a pole, and keep the pole lubricated.

      1. tnderhrt23 profile image72
        tnderhrt23posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        these are determined hungry little critters that have taken his bird feeder hostage. He has it hanging from a tall porch rafter and they jump from a crossbeam! He tried the lubricant trick, with no luck...I understand that squirrels gotta eat too but this is ridiculous! I wondered about squirrel repellent...is there such a thing?

        1. Druid Dude profile image61
          Druid Dudeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Got a bird of prey? Sometimes, real or fake can do the trick. Have you considered a humane trap? bait it w/ seed, then transport the little dears elsewhere. Preferably the woods.

          1. tnderhrt23 profile image72
            tnderhrt23posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Druid Dude! Would an artificial bird of prey scare off the birds too, do you think?

    2. profile image50
      nalysaleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can put it in a wire covered nest which had to be lubricated also

  2. Michael Willis profile image75
    Michael Willisposted 8 years ago

    Shot gun and make squirrel mulligan!

  3. Tom The Cat profile image58
    Tom The Catposted 8 years ago

    First you must tell him to STOP feeding the birds NUTS!
    - The squirrels are collecting some of the food for brown bears as well as themselves!
    - But if he stops feeding the squirrels, then the bears will turn up and destroy his bird feeder!
    - So he should start feeding the birds Bananas as a replacement as then the squirrels can naturally ween the bears off his nuts!
    - Brown bears hate bananas and will give up if they think that the squirrels can only get bananas and not nuts!
    - But don't use bananas to replace nuts if he has wild baboons living in the neighborhood!
    - Hopefully he has no moose living near by! smile

  4. Dolores Monet profile image97
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    A spring loaded bird feeder uses the squirrel's own weight to close the feeder when they hang on it. They can get no food and (hopefully) leave it alone.

  5. Greek One profile image71
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    simple, really...



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