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

$194.99
Model
YCPW-180-M
Droll Yankees® Yankee Whipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder - 5 lb 64 3.2 5 1
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  • Weight-sensitive perches are calibrated to collapse under approximately 2 oz of weight
  • Curved perch design encourages cardinals and small songbirds to eat, but prevents squirrels from feeding
  • Length and width of tube are designed to prevent squirrels from reaching the ports
  • Heavy metal cap fits snugly on the tube to prevent squirrels from lifting it to reach the seed
  • Internal baffle design keeps seed flowing freely to the four ports
  • Metal cap and base are powder-coated in blue
  • Hang from the looped stainless steel wire which reduces motion
  • Holds up to 5 lb of seed

Keep squirrels away from your bird feeder and save seed with the Yankee Whipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder. It allows the birds to eat and saves seed by keeping squirrels away.

Hungry birds will adapt as best they can to the conditions in order to survive and larger birds will sometimes hang onto the collapsed perch and continue to feed. It is uncomfortable for them and difficult so it discourages them but might not be the ultimate preventative.

Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a bird feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place your 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. Do not put your feeder in the dishwasher as the high temperatures can permanently damage the feeder parts. 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.

Birds that use this feeder

American Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Cardinal
Cardinal
Wren
Carolina Wren
Chickadee
Chickadee
House Finch
House Finch
Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Purple Finch
Purple Finch
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Droll Yankees® Yankee Whipper® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder, 5 lb Capacity
Capacity 5 lb
Dimensions 28.25"h x 8.25"w x 5.6"d
Mounting Hang
Squirrel-Resistant Yes
Construction UV-stabilized polycarbonate, metal
Made In USA & Taiwan
Prop 65 Warning WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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Customer Reviews

3.2
3.2 out of 5 stars
64%
64 Reviews
8% of customers
recommend this product
5 stars 31 (48%)
4 stars 6 (9%)
3 stars 5 (8%)
2 stars 2 (3%)
1 star 6 (9%)
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I'm on the 3rd one ...
3
Jan 25, 2024
I'm on the 3rd one of these that I've owned over the last 12 years or so and I need another replacement. The biggest complaint I have is the plastic tube will crack where the screws hold it to the bottom metal base. It's not a great design. I added some small fiber washers to the screws to spread out the pressure a little from the screw heads on the plastic tube; don't know if that really helped much. But it does keep the squirrels and most larger birds (crows and similar sized birds) from getting the seed. I've had some large birds (Blue Jays and Red Belly Woodpeckers) hold on to one perch once it flips down and reach up to the hole next to the perch they're on to get seed. The feeder hangs on a pole with a baffle on it so the squirrels have given up. I recommend it only because I've not found another feeder that I'm willing to try yet. But it's kind of expensive.
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I’ve had my feeder for ...
4
Dec 20, 2023
I’ve had my feeder for about 6 months. The squirrels have learned to hang onto the spinner to get it to throw seed out. It lasts about 10 days before I have to refill. At least the squirrels have to work for it. Plenty of birds get to eat from it and they love it. This feeder is fantastic entertainment from my back porch. I would definitely buy again.
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3
Sep 5, 2023
Best squirrel proof feeder I'e ever owned, but th springs that support the perches are terrible. If they ontinue producing this product, there must be springs available somewhere. Original price for the feeder does not put it in the throw away category when the 10 cent spring breaks.
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Response from Admin
Sep 7, 2023
We appreciate your feedback and are working to have replacement springs available. Please contact us at 800-352-9164 for assistance, we're happy to help!
This is the longest lasting ...
5
Jun 25, 2023
This is the longest lasting bird feeder I've ever had, but now the springs inside are letting go, I lost two so far. I'm wondering if I can get replacement springs for it. I really don't want to spend the money on a new one as they aren't cheap.
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Nope.
1
May 29, 2023
Nope. The feeder has been up for 1 week. It was fine until I looked this morning, and *poof*, the seed (the tube was filled 1/2 way) was gone. An expensive waste of both the seed and my money.
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Response from Admin
Jun 1, 2023
We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are sorry to hear some critter stole your birdseed! Even for feeders with squirrel-repelling features, it's important to hang them at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launch points. Please contact us at 800-352-9164 with any questions!
It's been tough for years for me.
5
May 14, 2023
I find the negative reviews interesting. I bought this feeder at least 15 years ago and it has held up very well until about eight months ago when one of the springs finally gave out. I did replace the plastic tube once 3 years ago due to significant Florida sun yellowing. I use a ten foot feeder pole with four hooks and a baffle. Now that the spring has been broken a squirrel has figured out how to hang on the bottom after he jumps out of a tree onto the pole above the baffle protection. I'd buy another if I needed one but the volume of seed it hold is so large one squirrel really isn't that big of adeal.
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I would not call this ...
1
Apr 4, 2023
I would not call this feeder squirrel proof by any stretch, in less than 2 months the springs that hold the perches up broke and replacement springs are not available from Droll Yankee. I called and was told that they don't carry parts. At this point I don't even want a new feeder I just want my money back.
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Response from Admin
Apr 6, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this happened to your feeder. It is covered under a two year manufacturer's warranty and a lifetime warranty for squirrel damage. Please reach out to us directly for assistance. Any refunds would need to be completed through the retailer.
Very poorly made feeder. Not happy
1
Apr 1, 2023
We bought this feeder in dec 2021 as a Christmas present. By summer of 2022 the feeder had 2 of 4 springs broken. Now as of march 2023, 3 of 4 springs are broken making this very expensive feeder virtually useless. We are extremely disappointed and saddened by this. Not even 2 years old yet. I see I am not the only one having this issue. I hope the company will make reparations and create a better product in future!
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Response from Admin
Apr 6, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this happened to your feeder. It is backed by a 2 year manufacturer's warranty and covered under a lifetime warranty for squirrel damage. Reach out to us directly for assistance.
Terrible product.
1
Mar 31, 2023
Terrible product. Worked OK for a while but the perch springs broke and you can't get replacement springs.
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Response from Admin
Apr 6, 2023
Thank you for this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this happened to your feeder. The feeder has a two year warranty for manufacturer's defects and a lifetime warranty against squirrel damage. Reach out to us with any questions.
Red squirrel can get at ...
1
Jan 13, 2023
Red squirrel can get at it, I wish we could adjust the sensitivity of the trigger . very expensive device for a lesser performance
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Response from Admin
Jan 17, 2023
We're sorry to hear about this experience! The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. The feeder is covered under a 30-day return policy. Please give us a call at 800-352-9164 for assistance.

Q&A

I need replacement tubes for my two Yankee whippers
Question by: Jeff Jutras on May 7, 2023, 7:26 AM
While we do not offer direct sales on our site, you may be able to find replacements from other retailers such as Amazon.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 11:04 AM
Can I change curves perch to the straight perch? Birds just won't use the feeder with curved perches.
Question by: Linda Truitt on May 5, 2023, 5:11 PM
Alternate perches are not available for this feeder.
Answer by: Susan (Admin) on May 9, 2023, 10:47 AM
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