Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder - 5 lb

$229.99
Model
YF-M
Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder - 5 lb 89 3.6 5 1
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  • 100% Squirrel-Proof* – weight-activated spinning perch keeps squirrels off, but allows even large birds to feed
  • Four feeding ports allow multiple birds to dine at the same time
  • Attracts cardinals, chickadees, finches, grosbeaks, jays, nuthatches, titmice, and more
  • Heavy-duty metal components are powder coated for durability, so it’s reusable for many birding seasons
  • Saves seed – birds can enjoy more seed, while you save money
  • Lift-off lid and wide mouth opening allow for easy filling and cleaning
  • Holds up to 5 lb of black-oil sunflower seed or mixed seed

Best Used For

Cardinals
Cardinals
Chickadees
Chickadees
Finches
Finches
Nuthatches
Nuthatches
Titmice
Titmice

Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Looking for a fun and entertaining way to feed birds, not squirrels? The Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder combines superior durability and a weight-activated, motorized perch to provide humane squirrel defense. The UV-resistant seed reservoir and powder-coated, heavy-duty metal components offer superior durability and resistance to the elements and squirrel damage, so you can be sure this feeder will last through many seasons.

Featured as the #1 squirrel-proof bird feeder by Birds & Blooms!

Squirrel-proof design

Squirrel-Proof Design

The 100% squirrel-proof* design is centered around a spinning perch. When a squirrel tries to gain access to the feeder, the weight-sensitive perch activates the motor. The spinning action then gently tosses the squirrel off before it can devour your seed supply. In addition, the tight-fitting metal cap prevents squirrels from lifting the lid, while the long seed reservoir prevents them from reaching the ports from above.

*A 100% squirrel-proof feeder starts with hanging it correctly! Hang the feeder at least 4’ off the ground and 8’ away from anything a squirrel can jump from, so squirrels can’t reach the ports without activating the spinning perch.

Feed Birds Not Squirrels

The Yankee Flipper® is calibrated to support the weight of even large birds like cardinals and woodpeckers but is immediately activated by squirrels. With less competition from squirrels, birds won’t be able to resist stopping by for a visit! The feeder features four feeding ports and a circular perch so multiple birds can dine at the same time, and you can enjoy a better view.

Feed birds not squirrels
Less seed waste

Less Seed Waste

The feeder’s squirrel-proof design ensures less seed waste, which means money saved and fewer messes on the ground. Plus, the large 5 lb seed capacity ensures you won’t have to worry about birds emptying your feeder too quickly during peak feeding times. Convenient internal baffles also help to keep seed flowing freely to the ports as birds feed.

Easy to Fill & Clean

Cleaning and filling is an effortless process thanks to the feeder’s convenient design. This feeder features a lift-off lid and wide-mouth seed reservoir so you can easily get to every nook and cranny. We recommend cleaning the feeder at least every two weeks and regularly checking the seed to ensure it is free of insects and mold.

Easy to Fill & Clean

Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about the Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Model # YF-M
Includes
  • 1 x Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
  • 1 x AC/DC charger
Feeder Type Squirrel-Proof
Ports 4
Capacity 5 lb
Seed Type Sunflower seed, mixed seed
Materials UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal, NiCad battery
Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
Model # YF-M
Includes
  • 1 x Droll Yankees® Yankee Flipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
  • 1 x AC/DC charger
Feeder Type Squirrel-Proof
Ports 4
Capacity 5 lb
Seed Type Sunflower seed, mixed seed
Materials UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal, NiCad battery
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5
Jan 20, 2024
I am writing to tell that Perkypet lifetime guarantee is the real deal and the customer service team is the BEST. I have had this feeder for at least 8 years. It has served its purpose well and has the added advantage of entertaining friends and family the occasional spinning squirrels. Several months ago the plastic tube began to crack, chewing squirrels and age. During a cold spell when filling the feeder it cracked top to bottom. I called perkypet , described my problem, and asked for a replacement. The person on the phone checked and they said sure. I received the replacement UPS in 3 days. This company really deserves our support.
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When new it worked fine. Over time the spring load weight becomes stiff and unresponsive.
3
Nov 23, 2023
When new it worked fine. Mine is several years older and the rotating ring takes a lot of weight to turn when squirrels get a hold. The ring is uneven, by that I mean if they hold one section it turns quickly but on another portion it won't turn at all. I have looked for a way to make the spring load work better. Tried WD40 which improved the rotating but not the weight issue. Perhaps the spring needs to be replaced?
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Response from Admin
Dec 1, 2023
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this feeder! At this time, replacement parts are not available, however, this feeder has extended coverage for squirrel damage. Please contact us at 800-352-9164 for assistance, we're happy to help.
This is a replacement of ...
1
Oct 6, 2023
This is a replacement of an old bird feeder which used to be very popular for the local birds. Since the first day, I changed the old bird feeder and hang this new one there has been not been even a single bird to approach it.
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Response from Admin
Oct 11, 2023
We are sorry to hear that! Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to adjust to a new feeder. You may want to try relocating the feeder to another area in your yard. Placing the feeder near a fresh water source is a great way to help birds find it!
I’ve had 2 of these ...
2
Aug 19, 2023
I’ve had 2 of these and the gray squirrels broke both of them. They hung onto the perch repeatedly and broke it off. Was not able to get replacement parts so I have an unusable feeder.
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Response from Admin
Aug 22, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to hear that this happened to your feeders. They are covered under a lifetime warranty for squirrel damage. Reach out to us via the Contact Us page for assistance.
After going through multiple feeders ...
5
Aug 15, 2023
After going through multiple feeders that didn't keep the squirrels out, I'm delighted to say we have found the ONE. Setup was very quick and straightforward after a quick overview of the steps. I really like the tall size of the cylinder, makes it very easy to reach in our tree and replace with more seeds - I don't need a ladder now. There's also plenty of space on the ring to allow for multiple birds. We're extremely happy and would highly recommend.
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Our squirrels knocked it off ...
1
Jun 24, 2023
Our squirrels knocked it off the hanger and devoured all the seed!
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Response from Admin
Jun 28, 2023
Oh no! We are sorry to hear that happened. Try and hang your feeder at least twelve feet from any tree trunk or limb and at least four feet up from the ground. This will prevent squirrels from either jumping from the tree or up from the ground onto the feeder. Feel free to give us a call at 800-352-9164 for further recommendations and tips, we're happy help!
1
Jun 11, 2023
There was no green thing for the middle of mine the seeds just fall out. Squirrels just hang from the top to eat the seeds. It sure not worth the money I payed for it thank you.
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Response from Admin
Jun 14, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that the feeder was missing parts and allowing the squirrels to gain access to the seed. We recommend returning the feeder to the retailer for a refund or exchange if it is not complete.
Best feeder ever!
5
Jun 7, 2023
Best feeder ever! It survived being hauled off by a black bear as well as giving us squirrel flinging entertainment!
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Doesn’t work rip off and the critters learned to remove the top
1
Jun 7, 2023
Doesn’t work
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Response from Admin
Jun 13, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that the desired results were not seen with this feeder. We would like to learn more about your experience so we can offer assistance. Please feel free to reach out to us via the Contact Us page.
The spring is too stiff
2
Jun 3, 2023
The new spring is too stiff. I've had a Yankee Flipper for over 15 years and replaced the Ni-Cad battery stick twice. But the new Lithium battery stick allows squirrels to steal the birdseed. The feeder is over 12 inches away from the pole but the squirrels can rest their front paws on the ring without triggering it. Oh sure, I could go to a long reach hook, or put a baffle on the pole, or use a six inch diameter pole -- but the Yankee Flipper is supposed to make those kludges unnecessary. That was once true, but now is isn't.
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Response from Admin
Jun 7, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for experience and have shared these comments and concerns with our Product Manager for review.

Q&A

Is it adjustable for weight? The red squirrel does not spin off.
Question by: Carol Chester on May 2, 2023, 12:58 PM
The sensitivity for this feeder cannot be adjusted. While red squirrels will not be heavy enough to activate the feeder, hanging it away from launching points will help to keep squirrels from stealing a snack.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 8, 2023, 2:09 PM
How do I remove the base for charging?
Question by: Elaine Urbik on Mar 19, 2023, 10:48 AM
Instructions for this feeder can be found at the link below.
https://www.perkypet.com/media/wysiwyg/pp/pdf/YF-Yankee-Flipper-Feeder-InstructionsXX.pdf
Answer by: Lauren Potter (Admin) on Mar 20, 2023, 11:23 AM
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