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.
|Capacity||2 suet cakes|
|Dimensions||9.5"h x 10"w x 10"d|
|Construction||Steel & aluminum|
Birds That Use This Feeder
Type Of Feed
Excellent and strongly built bird feeder. And………squirrel proof too!!
Hi Penelope, and thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X Double Suet Cage Squirrep-Proof Bird Feeder. We are pleased to see your overall satisfaction with this feeder. We hope you and your birds can enjoy it for years to come! 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!
I purchased this less then a year ago. The squirrels do not mess with it at all. I don't see a lot of birds in it, mostly just the woodpeckers. Therefore, I don't go through a lot of suet. With that being said, I don't have to open it up and replace the suet very often. You have to open the top by unscrewing the ring that you hang the feeder with. My ring has already broken off!! Very disappointing. I was going to order a replacement which is only $1.99. Great deal! However, it is over $13.00 to ship it. It should not cost that much to ship one little item. Really???
Hi Wendy, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X Double Suet Cage Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. We are happy to know that this feeder is successful at deterring the squirrels for you! We apologize for the UPS Shipping Rate. Currently, they are our sole shipping vendor, but soon we will be able to offer USPS for a more cost-effective option. Someone from our Customer Service Team will reach out to you directly to see if we can provide a cheaper option in the meantime. 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!
So far the birds have not been willing or are unable to make it through the mesh to get to the suet. Chickadees and tufted titmice go round and round the outside, looking for a way in, but then ultimately fly off to "easier" feeders. I thought this would be great since the squirrels take care of the suet in my other regular suet feeders in a matter of hours, but with this one, if even the birds can't get in, what's the point? I may have to cut every other crossbar off the mesh or something, otherwise this thing is going in the trash because I doubt they'd let me return it to the store after being un"used". Too bad too, because it wasn't cheap.
Hi Tom, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X Double Suet Cage Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder. We are sorry to see that this feeder has not been a great addition to your yard for your birds. If the retailer that you purchased the item from is not willing to offer you a return or exchange, please let us know and we would be happy to send you a different suet feeder, free of charge. We will be providing your valuable feedback to our Product Development and Design team, so they can take this into consideration when planning future product improvements. Our Customer Service Team can be reached at 1-800-352-9164 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope we can assist you in getting back to feeding your birds!
The small diameter stud and cast nut are a very poor mounting combination. Once a squirrel finds a way to jump onto the cage it’s stripped and on the ground. Needs redesigned with larger stud or another mount mechanism that can handle the stress.
Hi Brian, Thank you for leaving a review of the Squirrel-X Double Suet Cage Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. We are sorry to hear that squirrels have found a way to access the feeder. We will share your suggestion for the redesign, with our Product Development and Design Team. In the meantime, we thought we would share a blog post on how best to protect your feeder from squirrels. You can read the article here: https://morebirds.com/blogs/news/how-to-successfully-squirrel-proof-your-bird-feeders. We do offer a replacement screw top for this feeder and we would be happy to send that to you free of charge. We will follow up with you in a direct email about that. 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, Monday – Friday, 7am – 4:30pm EST. Thank you and happy birding!
No squirrels or birds have gotten to the suet. Either the birds at my house are too big to enter or too scared to enter The suet is untouched after 2 weeks, big cost savings. I hope some brave small birds stop by soon and get some suet.
Hi Kent, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X Double Suet Cage Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder. We are very sorry that you are not seeing birds on your new feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first. We think this blog post will be helpful to you, titled The Do’s and Don’ts of Offering Suet to Birds: https://morebirds.com/blogs/news/the-dos-and-don-ts-of-offering-suet-to-birds?_pos=240&_sid=aa557726d&_ss=r. We hope that the birds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am - 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).