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||17.5"h x 9.5"w x 9.5"d|
|Construction||Steel, aluminum, polycarbonate|
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Yes, the squirrels did figure out how to chew off the rubber stopper and nod a little bit on the plastic top. That didn't really bother me. But what did bother me is, I couldn't clean it well! A little bit of the tiny black seed, got between the metal and the plastic and whenever I cleaned it, it just stayed wet. So that means it's going to grow mold! I finally just threw the thing out. I couldn't clean it. I tried but since you can't take it apart, you can't clean it well. If it could be taken apart, it could be an excellent design! Yes, I used a bucket and soaked it. Scrubbed it with the brush the best I could. But due to the design, you can't get in there and actually clean it well! Just a breeding ground for germs.
Hi Trisha, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X™ Squirrel-Proof Caged Bird Feeder, 1.5 capacity. We are sorry to see your overall disappointment with this feeder. We will be sure to share your experience and issue with our Product Development 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!
The squirrel got it open in no time, rubber stopper didn't work. I tried twist ties but as the photos show that didn't work. The top came apart. This happened in less than a week.
Hi Patti, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X™ Squirrel-Proof Caged Bird Feeder, 1.5 capacity. We are sorry to hear the squirrels destroyed your feeder within a week. We would be happy to replace the feeder for you, one time free of charge for the issue. However, we also would love for you to take a look at this article, to help prevent this from happening again: https://morebirds.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-a-squirrel-proof-bird-feeder?_pos=4&_sid=79852ab03&_ss=r. We hope this information helps you in your defense against the squirrels. Please reach out to our Customer Service Team at 1-800-352-9164 or at email@example.com and they would be happy to assist you in replacing the feeder. Thank you for flying with our flock!
Love the overall look but the design could have been more thoughtful. Squirrel resistant but no more than that. They chewed through the “locking mechanism” on the first day because it’s just a rubber washer and were able to chew up the top part of the tube. It’s also effectively impossible to clean well. I had to completely take the cage apart and find a new way to keep it together so that I can take everything apart to clean it well. It does keep the squirrels out aside from that
Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your review of the Squirrel-X™ Squirrel-Proof Caged Bird Feeder, 1.5 capacity. We are sorry to see your overall disappointment with this feeder. Since you purchased this feeder, less than a month ago, we would be happy to replace it for you, free of charge. Proper placement of the new feeder will be essential in helping to protect it against the pesky squirrels. For cleaning we suggest soaking the feeder in a tub of water and soap and the hosing it off. It is not designed to be completely disassembled. We will be sure to share your feedback with our Product Development and Design Team to take into consideration. 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for flying with our flock!
It was fun watching the gray trying to get into it. Finally gave up.
Squirrels are clever little creatures. I've tried numerous bird feeders to keep the squirrels at bay. This one is so simple and works very well. The squirrels, used to their breakfast/lunch/dinner trips to my feeders, grow increasingly frustrated climbing up over around this new piece of playground equipment. (Perhaps I'm projecting.) I've ordered a second of this model to replace my other feeder.