Birdscapes® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight sensitive bar prevents squirrels from feeding
- Brushed nickel finish
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 12 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGood enough for now.
The birds love this feeder & the squirrels finally gave up once we moved it away from all possible jumping points.
Review RateMore like Squirrel Be Feasting
Took the squirrels less than 48 hours to figure out how to prop themselves up on the wheel that adjusts the tension and reach around and get seed. Greasing the wheel didn't deter. We also were mindful to make sure that the locking cap for the top was activated, but on the second day we found a squirrel INSIDE the feeder feasting away. Numerous times we chased it out, relocked it and would find the critter back inside within the hour. We had also ordered safflower seed as recommended but that hasn't stopped them, neither has pepper. Considering a falcon for the next step in our battle......jk
Review RateBirds love it! Squirels love it more
Nice looking feeder. Birds love it but squirels love it more. The top opens too easily and squirels get inside the feeder. I found a happy squirel inside sleeping on his back in the black oil sunflower seeds the other day...Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
This feeder includes a Sure-Lock™ cap to prevent squirrels from accessing the top of the feeder. After filling the feeder, push the button in and slide the lid down as tightly to the feeder as possible. Make sure the button is released fully to engage the locking mechanism.
Additional measures can be taken to keep squirrels away. We recommend placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet from the nearest launching point, such as trees or decks. Cayenne pepper or safflower seed can be added to the mix to repel squirrels as well.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateNot very squirrel resistant
Squirrels get the top off of this, too easily. Then , they crawl inside and feast. If the top threaded on, it would be more squirrel resistant. They can also sit on the tray and even though it closes, they get their claws between the glass and closed tray and peel seeds out that wayResponse From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback. This feeder uses our Sure-Lock™ cap to help prevent squirrels from lifting the lid and stealing the seed. To secure the lid down, press the button at the top of the lid while holding the hanging wire taught. Slid the lid down and give the wire a slight pull up to ensure a tight fit.
We appreciate the suggestions regarding this feeder and have shared them with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
I thought I would like this feeder because of it's many features. However, I cannot mount it on any flat surfaces because it has a slanted bottom. I cannot mount it on a pole because there is not a proper fitting. Clearly, based on current reviews, I cannot hang it from a tree limb because the weight of this feeder is significant and the cable is not strong enough. I also do not have trees with strong enough limbs to mount from a branch. I am sending it back to you and trusting that you will refund my full payment along with shipping costs.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. This feeder is designed to be hung from the metal cable and hold up to 12 lbs of seed. As an alternative, this feeder can also be pole mounted using a pole fitting into the 13/16ths of an inch hole on the underside of the feeder.
We apologize for this experience and would like to offer additional assistance. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance with a return.
Review RateBad feeder, great customer service
Awful feeder. After 2 days with very few birds coming to feed, I decided to switch the feeder to a different area in my yard that had another feeder on which the birds seemed to love. As soon as I hung the feeder on the new hook the cable snapped. Not surprised because this is a very heavy feeder even without seed inside. The broken cable frustrated me to the point of calling customer service. I must say, I was very impressed with the service I received and they are replacing the feeder with another one that I chose instead. I would buy from Perky Pet again, just not this model of feeder!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are glad to know that we were able to provide a solution. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateSquirrel-Be Gone.I bought this a month ago. It's called squirrel Be Gone, and so are the birds. The tray where the seeds come out, fills up with water when it rains, then the seeds harden and you have to throw away all the seeds. Not only does this happen on the tray, but water gets into the feeder also.Response From Perky-Pet®Tara : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback. Birds like to eat in a calm, sheltered location out of the wind. If there is a heavy rain, the feeder can be taken down to help preserve the seed.
Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us for further assistance.
Review RateGreat FeederBought this to replace my 15 year old feeder that was on its last legs, and wanted the same type. This is exactly like the old one. Happy birds, not so happy squirrels. Feeder hangs off my clothesline and I just reel it in when it needs refilling.
Review RateSquirrels love it!Product appears well made but squirrels can still get the food with ease. There is a gap when they push the perch down allowing the squirrels to reach the food. They rest on the perch and eat as long as they want to. Also if you adjust slide weight to the lighter setting, the cover stays closed and the birds can't get the food. Like the way it looks but does not work well.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. Regardless of the weight setting, the bar should never stay down unless something heavy enough is pushing it down. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.
For persistent squirrels, here are a couple tips that can keep them away from any feeder. Use safflower seed or add it to the mix. It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels don't like it. Add cayenne pepper to the seed. Birds do not have a sense of taste or smell so it won't affect them, but it will repel squirrels.
Review RateSquirrel - be-gone feederThis was a birthday present from my husband and it has been fun/entertaining to watch the squirrel hang on the side and still attempt to eat!!
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Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
- Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean.more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
Feeder Types FAQs
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.