The Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder. Bye, bye, Squirrels.
I love watching the wild birds feed in my own backyard but nothing makes me madder (ok, lots of things make me madder...) than seeing a number of squirrels belly up to the bird seed feeder for a few hours at a time, thereby robbing the birds of a meal. That's when I decided to get serious about my bird feeder, squash their squirrely party and buy this Squirrel Buster Wild Bird Feeder. I couldn't be more pleased....or more entertained. Poor cute rodents. NOT.
I had an existing bird feeder which I replaced with this new bird feeder so the birds were already used to feeding off my deck. If this is your first bird feeder, it may take the birds a few days to find the seed so don't despair if they don't come calling to the bird seed feeder immediately.
This particular feeder works by shutting the seed holes when an undesirable lands on the bottom of the feeder. The animal's weight is the trigger. You can even set this feeder to shut if you don't want, say, heavier birds like blue jays stealing the littler birds' food.
I've had a lot of bird feeders in my time and the Squirrel Buster Wild Bird Feeder is the only bird feeder that works. It's also pretty funny to watch the little fellas try to find a new way into this marvel of a feeder. One of my squirrels kept trying and trying. He finally gave into frustration, jumped onto the deck railing, stomped his little feet and left with a 'harumph.' So, I'm a customer of Squirrel Buster products from here on out.
Update 1/2/14: I have had this bird feeder for 3 weeks now and just love the thing. It was quite entertaining to watch the squirrels try everything in their power to bust through it. I only wish I'd spent the extra money and bought the bigger one.
No matter if you just want to feed small birds from a small feeder or have a feeder that holds over 5 pounds of bird food, Squirrel Buster has the right feeder for you.
Note: for this bird feeder to actually be squirrel proof, you need to make sure that the squirrels cannot grab onto the bottom while hanging on a tree. The weight of the squirrel is what closes the bottom seed portals so, if the squirrel is hanging, it might not work optimally.
It took me forever to figure out to turn this hook so it hangs over the grass instead of my deck. Much cleaner that way.
This mini bird feeder is the perfect size to attract little birds like the Chicadee.
Here's a few fun videos on youtube regarding the Squirrel Buster feeders. You can see them in action.