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Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a bird feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place your bird feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from. When hanging from a pole by a hook, it is recommended that the hook have at least a 16” distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proof success.

Cleaning: Dirty bird feeders spread disease. We recommend cleaning your feeders weekly, or monthly at a minimum. Do not put your feeder in the dishwasher as the high temperatures can permanently damage the feeder parts. Clean your feeders outdoors with a large bucket, and always wear gloves when cleaning. Soak your feeder in a 9:1 solution of water and bleach for 15 minutes. Then use a bird feeder brush to scrub the feeder with dish soap and water. Refill when completely dry.

Instruction Manual
Specifications
Capacity4.2 lb.
Dimensions15.5"h x 6.25"w x 12"d
MountingHang
Squirrel-ResistantYes
ConstructionMetal & plastic
Made InChina
Patent

D679,059

D725,316

8,978,586

9,179,649

Birds That Use This Feeder

Type Of Feed

  • Foodtype mixed seed
    Mixed seed
  • Foodtype sunflower
    Sunflower
Customer Reviews
3.5 Based on 18 Reviews
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    J
    11/25/2021
    Jean
    United States United States

    Nothing is squirrel proof

    We've got one of these, and it took.. maybe 4 days for the squirrels to figure it out. Now they suck that thing dry. Design flaw, the bottom holes don't completely close. And they like to bend metal around the openings, so it jams open. Other problem is that red squirrels don't weigh as much as grays, so it's even easier for them.

    12/01/2021

    More Birds

    Hi Jean, Thank you for your review on Squirrel-X™ X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches, 4.2 lb. capacity. We are sorry to hear you are having issues with the squirrels. The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success. The best squirrel deterrent is feeding them. Also, our products are made for the grey squirrels not red. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or consumerservices@classicbrands.net. Thank you for flying with our flock!

    JC
    10/29/2021
    Jim C.
    United States United States

    The 'Tree Rats' (I love 'em) are finally defeated!

    The feeder drives the squirrels crazy as they can't raid the birdy goodies anymore. I now provide the little thieves peanuts in the morning. Peanuts ARE more expensive than sunflower seeds but defeating the thievery is priceless. The feeder landing posts are large enough for most birds,

    11/16/2021

    More Birds

    Hi Jim, We're so glad to hear that our Squirrel-X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder has helped you thwart the squirrels! If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or consumerservices@classicbrands.net. Thank you for flying with our flock!

    JL
    08/06/2021
    Janet L.
    United States United States

    Loved lots about this feeder, but can't clean it

    This is a great feeder in so many ways, but the bird seed in the middle/bottom compartment turned moldy and there's no way to clean it out. The directions say to remove the bottom, but the compartment inside isn't accessible. Also, the wire hanger frayed and cut my hand. Customer service was very nice, but couldn't help with this design flaw. I hope they figure out a solution, as it would be a great feeder!

    08/10/2021

    More Birds

    Hi Janet, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X X1 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Spring Loaded Perches. The bottom does come off to clean. You can find the cleaning instructions on the product page listed under Instruction Manual. Those instructions are here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0263/1198/3157/files/11_X1_Print_Ready-UPDATED.pdf?v=1604329998. There are two screws on the bottom that you can remove to be able to remove the metal base. The feeder isn't meant to be taken completely apart for cleaning. We do, however, recommend soaking the feeder. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164. Thank you for flying with our flock!

    C
    06/12/2021
    Cheryl
    United States United States

    we all love this feeder - birds, cats & humans!

    First feeder I've found that successfully deters squirrels, though they seem happy enough to eat what the birds have dropped. The cats love all the additional birds they get to watch on their "cat tv" (window). A major drawback is cleaning. This feeder is a royal pain to take apart, so I hope the birds don't get sick in between my cleanings, especially in the heat of the summer with the oil build-up turning rancid. The baffles are such a clever idea, but they do make cleaning more challenging. The hard plastic is another issue - too susceptible to breaks.

    06/14/2021

    More Birds

    Hi Cheryl, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X™ X1 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches, 4.2 lb. capacity. We are happy to see your overall satisfaction with this feeder. We will be sure to share your feedback with our Product Development & Design Team to take into consideration when planning product improvements. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164. Thank you for flying with our flock!

    KF
    05/09/2021
    Karen F.
    United States United States

    Cleaning

    Love this bird feeder except that seed went into the bottom and I can’t seem to get it out. Does the bottom come apart at all?

    05/10/2021

    More Birds

    Hi Karen, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X X1 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Spring Loaded Perches. We are thrilled to know you love this feeder! Yes the bottom does come off to clean. You can find the cleaning instructions on the product page listed under Instruction Manual. Those instructions are here: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0263/1198/3157/files/11_X1_Print_Ready-UPDATED.pdf?v=1604329998. There are two screws on the bottom that you can remove to be able to remove the metal base. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164. Thank you for flying with our flock!