The war with squirrels! We’ve all been there and have spent so much time and effort trying to outsmart the furry critters. There’s even been books written on the subject. If you enjoy backyard birding, you’re likely all too familiar with this scenario. There are hundreds of squirrel proof feeders on the market today, and some work better than others. Many claim to be a squirrel proof bird feeder, but they just don’t stand up to the promise.
Some reputable manufacturers of these feeders include Droll Yankee and Duncraft, they have perfected the science! The Twirl-A Squirrel is also a popular item in deterring squirrels, as they can’t hang on to steal the seed, and soon give up. It’s hilarious to watch and very effective too. If you’re tired of the war with squirrels, a good squirrel proof bird feeder might be the answer,
In my yard there are probably too many bird feeders, and definitely too many squirrels! I don’t mind feeding the squirrels too, but I used to cringe when they managed to empty a bird feeder. Over the years I have learned the importance of baffles. Squirrel baffles, when used properly work very well to keep pesky critters from raiding birdseed. By using them, you can create squirrel proof bird feeders that really work – for minimal cost and maximum performance.
The thing to remember, is a squirrel’s ability to jump eight feet sideways and four feet high. The baffles must not be placed too close to any possible “launch sites” for squirrels. Nor can they be too close to the ground. If your feeder is hanging, the baffle would be above, its circumference being one-third larger than the feeder. If there is a pole mounted feeder, the baffle would need to be placed below the feeder, at least four feet from the ground. With a little bit of effort and minimal cost, you can save money on seed, and save yourself much aggravation!
This is the Totally Green Birdhouse kit and it’s made from 100% recycled paper, that has been laminated into a strong board!
It’s fun to assemble, by folding two die-cut pieces of board that fit together ingeniously. Then kids and/or playful adults get to paint and decorate the bird house any way they want. You can be creative, and provide wild birds a much needed nesting site, and shelter at the same time.