Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder - 4.5 lb Seed Capacity

Model #: 5151

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  • 5 Individually Calibrated Collapsible Perches
  • Heavy-Duty Zinc Die-Cast Cap and Base
  • UV-Treated Polycarbonate Tube
  • Stainless Steel Hanger
  • No Assembly Required
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder

Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder

Introducing the new standard in squirrel-resistant feeder functionality and durability!

After extensive research and testing, we’ve developed a feeder constructed from quality materials and designed to deter the most persistent squirrels. The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Squirrel Resistant Feeder offers an attractive and affordable means of drawing in a wide variety of birds while keeping squirrels away—saving you time and money on seed and feeders. Breakaway’s superior design boasts five collapsible perches. Each perch is individually calibrated to hold the weight of birds to allow them to perch and eat comfortably, but will collapse under the weight of a squirrel and throw them off balance.

The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Feeder is part of the Perky-Pet® Premium line of feeders and accessories, all of which are designed and built to exceed bird lovers’ expectations in both durability and attractiveness. In addition to the collapsible perches, the Breakaway components include a thick-gauge, extrusion-molded, UV-treated polycarbonate tube that resists clouding, discoloring, weather cracking and impact breakage. The zinc die-cast cap and base on this feeder are powder-coated for rust-resistance and the stainless steel hanger allows the feeder to hang securely in your bird feeding oasis.

The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway wild bird feeder is backed by a limited lifetime guarantee covering material and manufacturing defects.

At Perky-Pet® we truly believe that a superior bird feeder can be the difference you need to attract your favorite feathered beauties. We think you will be pleasantly surprised with the quantity and variety of birds these feeders will attract, and the money you save on bird seed and bird feeders! Collect them all and enjoy feeding the loveliest, most observable and graceful of animals in the world.

Birds that use this feeder:

Chickadees, finches, goldfinches, cardinals, kinglets, nuthatches, redpolls, siskins, sparrows, juncos, grosbeaks, titmice, woodpeckers, wrens and many more!

Seed or Feed Options:

Mixed seed, de-shelled peanuts, safflower seed, cracked corn, sunflower hearts and black oil sunflower seed.


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Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Five individually calibrated collapsible perches
  • Powder- coated, heavy-duty zinc die-cast base and cap
  • Thick gauge, UV-treated polycarbonate tube
  • Stainless steel hanger
  • Easy to fill and easy to clean

What's in the Box:

  • 1 Perky-Pet® Premium Squirrel-Be-Gone® Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder


  • 4.5 lb seed capacity
  • Feeding area: 5 collapsible perches; 5 feeding ports
  • Length of tube: 18 inches
  • Length of feeder (top of cap to bottom of base): 22.5 inches
  • Length of feeder (top of hanging wire to bottom of base): 26 inches
  • Diameter of tube: 4 inches
  • Use with black oil sunflower seed, sunflower hearts, safflower or mixed seed
Perky-Pet® Lifetime Warranty

Perky-Pet® Lifetime Limited Warranty

Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!

Perky-Pet® warrants that this product is guaranteed to be free of manufacturing defects for the lifetime of the product. The lifetime limited warranty applies when this product is used according to manufacturer’s instructions and for the lifetime of the original owner.

If your product is seriously damaged by squirrels, to the extent that the effectiveness of the product is compromised, Perky-Pet® will, at its discretion, either repair, replace or send replacement parts, free of charge. Perky-Pet® will replace any defective part; free of charge, for as long as you own your product. Cosmetic scratches from squirrels or other animals are not covered by warranty. This warranty does not extend to damage through neglect, accident, or misuse of the product!

Except as set forth above, no other express or implied warranty of any kind or nature is given by Perky-Pet® in connection with the purchase or use of this product. In no event shall Perky-Pet® be liable for special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the ownership or use of the product. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from State to State!

Perky-Pet® Consumer Care

Perky-Pet® is devoted to excellence in the consumer experience. All warranty claims must be made by calling or writing Perky-Pet® consumer care. If you need to obtain parts, or are seeking return authorization for warranty service, please contact our consumer care department at 1-855-PERKYPET (855-737-5973), weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or via email You may also contact provide a written notice addressed to Woodstream Corporation Attn: Consumer Care, 69 N. Locust St. Lititz, PA 17543. Perky-Pet® may require, as a condition to obtaining warranty service, that the defective product or part be returned to us at the above address postage prepaid. If you have any questions or are not completely satisfied, please contact us so we can help!


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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
February 19, 2019
Should be made of 100% metal By sceggel

Works very well. Repels squirrels and feeds small bird very effectively. Dropped it and the part that supports the perches is made of plastic and broke apart. Fixed it by using epoxy with a piece of 3" round Lexan glued to it. They should have made the part that supports the perches out of metal because it needs to be more durable and shock proof.

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Review posted on
January 27, 2018
Seeds do not replenich By Greg H

I'm using black oil seed sunflower seed and notice that the seeds do not refill to easily. One day a bunch of birds came but then the next day, none. I went to check and the tray was empty as the seeds did not replenish. I have to shake it every day to get the seeds to fall in. Maybe it's best to use mixed seeds??

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Review posted on
March 20, 2017
Love it! By moneypenny

This is the best bird feeder ever! No squirrels, fat doves or grackles have been able to access the seeds -- a problem I had with my two previous feeders. I am loving the steady rotation of beautiful songbirds on the five perches. I also really like that I can see when the seed is getting low and refill before it runs out.

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Review posted on
June 8, 2016
Squirrel Be gone feeder By Deee
I bought this bird feeder several weeks ago, and I'll have to say I am very, very disappointed in it. I actually hate it. I wish I could send it back. But the squirrels have chewed the top feeder. I will say on the the positive side of the feeder the squirrels haven't learn yet how to hang on it yet!!! So on the feeder behave it has done that, but every other bird gets on it. The crackles, blue jays. so the hangers doesn't keep they off. It seem l from what it said the bigger birds wouldn't be able to get on it!! Wrong!!! My seed gets all eaten up by them!! Very frustrating!! So if you want to feed birds like blue jays, crackles, all the rest of the birds like that you don't want to see, then get this feeder... Sorry I wasted my money!!!!! Really, disappointed in a big way!!!.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
The perches on this feeder are calibrated to keep squirrels off, but allow a wide variety of wild birds to enjoy the feeder, including some larger birds. We apologize for this experience. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
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Review posted on
March 27, 2016
Love the weighted sensors By AuntZelli
Bought this recently and so far, so good - although my husband has had to unjam the perches twice. I have not yet seen a squirrel figure it out.
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Review posted on
January 14, 2016
Squirrel Be-Gone Breakaway Wild Bird Feeder By 12356
It is definitely squirrel proof. Even the birds don't visit it.
Response From Perky-Pet®
Kelly : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for contacting Perky Pet®. We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback.

Keep in mind that birds are creatures of habit and it can take a few days for them to become accustomed to a new style of feeder. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
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Review posted on
January 2, 2016
I waited a week or two and it works fine By Bruno 34
I did not have a squirrel problem. I have a starling problem and the birds can not land on the perches. The weight makes them slide off.
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Review posted on
August 19, 2015
Seems to save seed. By perplexed
I bought this to keep the squirrels out of the sunflower seeds. Success! But it also seems to be hard for birds to feed or the squirrels were eating a lot more seed than I realized. We shall see with more use.
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Review posted on
December 21, 2014
Amazon Review By
This is really nice to have. We used to have one similar with an electric motor that propelled the squirrels. The problem was that the batteries would run out and then the anti-squirrel feature did not work. This feeder allows us to attract quite a few diverse and interesting birds to our yard. It's a smarter design than the whirl away one.
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Review posted on
December 18, 2014
Amazon Review By
I live in the woods and wage a constant battle with squirrels over the contents of my bird feeders.I quickly learned that I can't have any pretty wooden feeders or even any cheap plastic ones because the squirrels chew them to pieces. Most of my feeders are encircled by wire cages to keep them out, but it looks so unattractive. So I was excited to try out this squirrel-proof tube. It appears to be very well constructed, and it all breaks down for easy cleaning. There's no assembly required; just pull it out of the box and it's ready to hang. So far, I haven't seen any noticeable seed spilled on the ground beneath it. I've had it up for a week now, and the only drawback I see is that a lot of the birds won't use it. For the first five days, only the chickadees used it. So when my other tube feeder ran out of seed, I left it empty to see if the birds would start using this one. Finally, today, I noticed titmice and goldfinches using it. I don't know if the birds just needed time to warm up to it or if there's something about the design that doesn't appeal to them, but I'm hoping that eventually all of the small birds will use it. I have yet to catch a squirrel trying to break into it, but the perches collapse instantly under my touch, so I imagine it will do what it's supposed to do when a squirrel tests it. When we get our first good snow, I should have plenty of opportunity to observe it in action, and I will update my review then if necessary.**Update 12/27/14: Birds are really digging this feeder now. It's a big hit with the finches, chickadees, and titmice. The perches will support the bigger birds like cardinals, but the receptacles are small and the perches are short, so they can't really get their beaks down to the seed. Holds a lot of seed too, so it doesn't have to be filled as often.
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Q.Is this for little birds? I have pigeons and Morning dove- feeders I now want a feeder they cannot use.  Is this one? 

This feeder is able to accommodate a wide variety of birds such as woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays, titmouse, chickadee, finches and nuthatches.

Q.Can millet be used in the Breakaway bird feeder, or will it just spill out?

For best results, we recommend the use of mixed seed, de-shelled peanuts, safflower seed, cracked corn, sunflower hearts or black oil sunflower seed in this feeder.

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Protecting Birds FAQs

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Cleaning FAQs

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