Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place a 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. 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.
|Dimensions||20.5"h x 6.9"w x 6.9"d|
|Construction||Aluminum & plastic|
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For decades I have seen every claim that products are squirrel proof. None have been. Finally, one that lives up to the claim. It hangs on a garden pole, and squirrel can get up the pole or jump from a tree or deck. It's been a week and so far two very frustrated squirrels and many happy birds. A side benefit is that the birds love the perches and don't fight over space. And my sunflower seed supply lasts much longer
Hi Ronald, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X™ X5 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches, 3.7 lb. capacity. We are delighted to know that this feeder is doing a great job at deterring the squirrels for you! We hope you and your many happy birds can enjoy this feeder all year long! 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!
Excellent it’s bigger than normal ones so holds more bird food
Hi Judy, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X X5 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches. We are pleased to see your overall satisfaction with this feeder and its capacity. We hope you and your birds can enjoy it all year long! If you have any 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!