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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Updated on November 10, 2009

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder-Useful Hints

Almost everyone loves watching those little mischievous squirrels playing in your yard until they find your bird feeder. Here are some easy tips for bird lovers looking for a squirrel proof bird feeder or ways to deter squirrels from eating at your bird feeder.

There are many squirrel proof bird feeders available. Ones that spin and flip, ones that close the feeder tube door and feeders that are so long that the cute little rodents will fall to the ground before they reach the food. A well-known brand of squirrel proof bird feeder, the Yankee Flipper, is an entertaining feeder that spins and flips the squirrel (unharmed) from the perch. A weight activated bird feeder is another effective squirrel proof bird feeder. The weight of the squirrel on the perch will close the feeder door not allowing the squirrel to get to the seeds. There are also tube feeders that are designed to be a squirrel proof bird feeder. The tube is extremely long. When the squirrel jumps on the top of the squirrel proof bird feeder and tries to reach down to the perch he is unable to touch the food.

The following are ideas for turning your present bird feeder into a squirrel proof bird feeder. The first is the installation of a squirrel proof bird feeder baffle either above or below your bird feeder depending on where the attack is coming from. For the aerial attack attach a squirrel proof bird feeder baffle above the feeder. The slippery surface of the baffle will prevent them from reaching the seeds from above. An inverted baffle on the bottom of the feeder will dissuade their climb up the pole to reach the feeder.

Another slick fix is to have your pole made from a piece of PVC pipe. This gives those critters no traction.

If you have your bird feeder attached to a wire and are having problems with squirrels, just string a few plastic pop bottles along the wire. This will make the run across the wire very difficult.

Hopefully, one or two of these ideas will have you enjoying your bird watching at your new squirrel proof bird feeder.

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