If you’re a little bird-crazy like us, keeping feeders filled is a priority that takes time – in fact it’s a daily chore lately due to some bully birds hanging around the yard. Only filling feeders about one quarter of capacity, because no matter what’s offered… it’s gone in a few hours! And we’re not even talking squirrels here… grackles, starlings and doves are the culprits. Isn’t it time for them to move on yet?
Because squirrels are enough menace in their own right, every single bird feeder has a baffle on it, even bluebird houses have baffles to protect nests from curious paws. But outwitting the critters really isn’t as difficult as some may think. Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders with cages like this are very effective against both squirrels and larger, less desirable birds. Some of the caged feeders are let’s say, kind of cheesy, but this large capacity model is super quality and made in the USA. With a big three gallon capacity, and built in seed tray to catch waste, this super squirrel-resistant feeder even has an innovative design that makes it simple to fill and clean. The PVC feeder tube will never yellow like some of the acrylic tubes, and stainless steel feeder ports retain their shiny new look.
Don’t get us wrong… we feed the squirrels too, but somehow that’s never enough either. May be time to look into one of these for our own yard? And although a bit overboard with our wildlife habitat, that’s not really us feeding this furry friend – although it is kinda cute!
When one’s feeding backyard birds, the objective is usually to see those birds! If you’re getting on up there in years, and your eyesight’s not so great (like me)… keeping a pair of binoculars near the main watching window is always convenient.
Squirrels, blasted squirrels always seem to find and conquer anything that doesn’t have a baffle on it. One lousy window bird feeder (that’s actually mounted on the deck rail) for seeing birds close-up, always seems to have a squirrel in it! Little pigs are even fed, and have their own feeders with which to contend, but alas… it’s never enough.
Well, this new handy dandy window feeder just might do the trick! With an innovative cage for keeping squirrels out, the birds may just be able to eat in peace… where I can actually see them sans the binoculars. Can’t wait to fill ‘er up and try this one on for size!
Whether you feed squirrels or not (yes, many folks actually do) the last place you want to see them is in your bird feeders… period! And inevitably, no matter how much you feed the critters, they’ll still go for your birdseed.
The only surefire way we’ve ever witnessed to keep them at bay is by installing a decent squirrel baffle. It’s a one-time investment that promises you’ll never have to deal with the issue again. Some people “grease” their poles, and this may work for a while, but it becomes a continuous chore.
Cylinder and cone shaped baffles are most common for feeder poles. Say you have a shepherd’s hook and the baffle won’t fit around the top or the bottom ground stake? No problem – many of the cone baffles actually open and lock, allowing for placement on the fanciest, and curviest of poles.
A hanging baffle is best suited if your feeder’s suspended from a tree limb or branch. Baffles like these do double duty, acting as weather guards to protect both food and dining birds from the elements. But be careful, not all weather guards are hefty enough to qualify as an effective squirrel baffle.
You can even try to make your own baffle with a few supplies from a home improvement store. Stovepipe type baffles have plans available online, Just do a search “stovepipe baffle”. They can be made from sheet metal or PVC pipe.
Whatever type of baffle you may choose, feeder placement is the key! Make sure there is no horizontal “launch” point for squirrels to jump from, and if hanging, be sure the bottom of the feeder is at least five to six feet from the ground. So heed these precautions… as squirrels’ acrobatic stealth is nothing short of amazing!
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Ok, so he’s a chipmunk, but squirrels can be infuriating for some, while others actually encourage them with specialty feeders that are pretty entertaining to watch. Investing in quality squirrel proof bird feeders ultimately saves money by saving birdseed, and we promise… they make for better and more relaxing backyard bird watching!
Some squirrel proof feeders a hoot to watch, like the Droll Yankees line of Flippers, Whippers, Tippers and Dippers… yes, they really do have different features. Many styles of caged feeders keep little paws and claws from reaching seed through sheer design and structure. Even if squirrels can get to the cage, they can’t reach the seed, and soon give up.
The Suet Sanctuary is the original suet feeder that’s squirrel proof too. Reaching little hands just can’t reach the suet. Smaller songbirds, and even some woodpeckers can dine in peace, without wasting suet to gobbling, piggy squirrels.
Another fantastic squirrel proof bird feeder is Arundale’s line of Sky Cafes. The video is hilarious and they’re considered the “Fort Knox” of bird feeders. The innovative design keeps squirrels at bay, no matter their level of acrobatic expertise!
The good news is you can still make someones’ Christmas Day stupendous by sending an e-gift card so they can choose their own squirrel-proof bird feeder or squirrel feeder, or bird feeder, or birdhouse! We’ll even design a handsome certificate and forward it along to the recipient, or to you for color printing. Just box it, wrap it, place it under the tree and viola… Christmas gift extraordinaire… immediately!
When all other solutions against pesky squirrels raiding your feeders fail, then it’s time for some squirrel proof bird feeders that really work! The line of Sky Cafe feeders is innovative, attractive and durable, they even guarantee against squirrel shenanigans. When these feeders are hanging, squirrels can not get past the large, wide baffle, and the cool design even helps protect seed ports from weather.
A large capacity, non-cage style squirrel proof feeder, dining birds are easily viewed from all angles with no obstructions. You’ll spend less time filling and more time watching beaked buddies in your yard. Several styles and colors are available, this one even has seed dividers for an “Al a Carte” menu!
Want to pole mount a bird feeder and still thwart squirrels? No problem with the Sky Cafe Pole Mount Baffle. Sky Cafe products are deemed the “Fort Knox of Bird Feeders” and with good reason… because they work great! Turn your existing pole-mounted feeders into squirrel proof bird feeders in a snap – and for good. Save seed, save money, and save your sanity with quality squirrel proof bird feeders that really work! Check out the video below for a few laughs, and oh yeah, no squirrels were harmed in the filming of this video 🙂