Best used for:ChickadeesFinchesNuthatchesTitmicePerky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Bird Feeder The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Bird Feeder Feeder combines innovative squirrel-resistant features with attractive design to create a feeding station that is truly unparalleled. The weight-activated cage keeps squirrels from accessing ports, while the metal helps to resist damage from chewing. With its rustic powder coating and decorative leaf-themed design, this feeder will make a charming addition in any backyard setting. Simply hang using the convenient built-in hanging cord!Resists Squirrels To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder boasts multiple great features. First, this feeder’s weight-activated system is calibrated to support the weight of birds but not squirrels. When squirrels try to gain access to the perches, the cage is pulled down, causing the decorative leaves to cover the ports. In addition, the metal cage prevents squirrel chewing and damage.Accommodates Multiple Birds With less competition from squirrels, birds won’t be able to resist the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Feeder! It features six feeding ports evenly spaced around the reservoir so multiple birds can dine at the same time and you can enjoy a better view. Plus, birds will enjoy taking a break on its comfortable U-shaped perches.Attractive Rustic Design Birds and bird lovers alike can’t deny the charm of this delightful feeder. The rust red-colored cage is adorned with a leafy design that will look at home in any yard. In addition, the metal is finished with a powder coating to enhance the rustic look, while also ensuring rust resistance.Never Run Out of Seed When you have hungry visitors in your backyard, you can’t risk running out of seed! For your convenience, the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder features a clear plastic seed reservoir capable of holding up to 1.75 lb of seed. The clear design makes it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance so you never run out during peak feeding times. To fill, simply remove the lid.Accessorize Your Seed Feeder When you’re feeding many birds, having the right accessories can make the experience that much more enjoyable. Check out a few other options that will enhance your seed feeder.Accessorize your new feeder with hanging hooks, bafflers, scoops and more.Squirrel Bafflers will prevent squirrels from ransacking your wild bird feeders.Hanging hooks and poles give you ultimate flexibility for placing your feeders so you can easily view them.Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder Model # SBG100 Height 26 inches Diameter 6.8 inches Ports 6 Capacity 1.75 lb Materials Metal, plasticLearn More About Wild Birds Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about your favorite wild birds.Our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About (Perky-Pet®) »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder - Specifications
- All-metal, weight-activated cage closes off ports to resist squirrels
- Six feeding ports allow multiple birds to dine at once
- Powder-coated finish offers rust resistance for durability
- Rustic leaf design is both attractive and functional
- Holds up to 1.75 lb of seed
What's in the Box:
- 1 Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Feeder
- 1.75 lb seed capacity
30-Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RatePlastic reservoirs do not keep out squirrels
Purchased two of these feeders from big box stores, within the last week. The feeder is NOT all metal. The seed reservoirs have frames (made of plastic) all around them, and the squirrels just chew them away, and the seed comes pouring out. While the weight-activated wire structure does frustrate squirrels, once they have their grimy little paws on the opening, it is done for. Metal framing around the seed reservoirs would have been much better. This feeder is attractive and the birds have no trouble finding it and feeding from it. Problem is, so do the army of squirrels that live in our back yard. They have destroyed two different feeders, unfortunately. A little more metal in the right places, might have made this a 5-star feeder, in my opinion.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this experience. We are sorry to learn that the squirrels have damaged this feeder in this manner. We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns and suggestions with our Product Manager for review. Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty and backed by a 30 day return policy. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance.
Review RateNot Squirrel Proof
I purchased this feeder at Walmart to supplement another squirrel proof feeder I purchased at lowe's. The one from Lowe's is far superior than the PerkyPet squirrel proof feeder. After hanging the feeder, I finally had birds feeding from it. Finches only, Cardinals, titmice and juncos ignored it and flew on. I did watch squirrels approach it and saw how frustrated they were in trying to get seed from the tube, eventually they attacked my suet feeders for a food source. unfortunately, the construction of the feeding tube leaves a lot to be desired for the same reasons everyone else has identified.. moldy seed, not easy to clean. This morning I watched a squirrel jump a short distance from the railing of my deck and landed on my feeder. The weight of the squirrel caused the lactching mechanism to fail and the only thing left hanging from the pole was the lid and wire holding it on the hook. The in trying to put it back together, I realized that there are four plastic grips that the lid snaps into place onto the tube. It didn't take much force to reattach it but when I tried to pull it apart, playing the part of the squirrel, the lid came off easily . In order to continue using it, i had to install metal pins through the lid into the tube barrel, rendering the squirrel proof cage from being used. Wouldn't buy another one or recommend this to anyone buying it.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience and have shared these comments with our Product Manager for further review.
For the best results, it is important to hang the feeder at least 12 feet away from any squirrel launching points (deck, large bush, tree..etc) and four feet off the ground. Placement is key when deterring squirrel access, even when using a squirrel-resistant bird feeder.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateI wouldn't buy this again.
I have two "squirrel-proof" feeders. The other one is far superior to this version. Why? Well, for one thing, ventilation. My other feeder has ventilation at the base of the feeder which keeps damp seed from clumping and getting moldy. So far, your version has ended up with clumped and moldy bird seed every time I've set it out. For another, cleanability. I can take the other feeder totally apart and put the pieces in the dishwasher if I want. This feeder is really hard to clean, especially below the lowest openings. Seeds get stuck between the column base and the clear seed holder; I can't get them out at all! The bar across the top makes it difficult to get a brush down inside. The squirrels haven't found a way inside this feeder--yet. Hopefully they won't. But there's a lot of things you can do to make this feeder better for the owners and the birds.
Review RateAttractive, but far from squirrel-proof.
1) This feeder is NOT all metal. The "frames" around the feeding ports are plastic, as is the transparent feed tube; and squirrels just love to chew on them. 2) While the weight-activated outer structure does frustrate squirrels, smaller seeds spill out of the ports and stick to the rim of the base, providing the little beasts with encouraging treats. 3) Damp or wet seed easily clogs the places where seed enters the feeding ports. Sure, this can be fixed by cleaning, but with the loss of expensive seed. 4) As the seed level lowers, the upper ports do not receive seed, while the lower ones clog (see 3). Although this feeder is attractive and in my experience birds have no trouble finding it and feeding from it, squirrels do the same -- no matter how high it hangs.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry to hear of your experience with this feeder and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback! These comments have been shared with our Product Managers.
Your satisfaction with your purchase is important to us! This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RatePiece of trash
I sure wish I'd researched this first. Its going back to the store tomorrow. A. There are no instructions on how to open to put seed inside and B. Now that I read there is no way to take it apart to clean it is a health risk to the birds. Clean it every two weeks? By soaking it in warm soapy water? Obviously you guys don't use the products you sell or your design would be efficient. This is far from it.Response From Perky-Pet®Elizabeth : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing your experience. To remove the lid, twist it about 1/4 turn and pull upwards. Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy. If the feeder has not yet been returned, we can help. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RatePoor design
The lid is terrible. The upper ring under the lod should ne metal or a pin should be used to keep the lid on. Squirrels destroyed my feeder. Way beyond 30 days. I modified the other one and it is indeed squirrel proof. When designing a squirrel resistant feeder, one must be smarter than the squirrel.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We appreciate these comments and have shared them with our Product Managers.
Placement of the feeder is very important when deterring squirrels. Please keep in mind squirrels can jump, so the feeder should be placed at least 12 feet away from a launching point and four feet off the ground.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance! Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateNo way to disassemble this to clean it???
Not a bad feeder, have had no problems with birds coming to it nor have I had issues with squirrels figuring out how to get into it. My issue is the fact that you cannot disassemble this feeder to clean it. What kind of nonsense is that? This feeder is caked with seed on the bottom and would need an ice pick to dislodge it. Wouldn’t it have been better to design it to allow it to be taken apart? Truthfully, I would not have purchased it if I’d known that ahead of time.
Review RatePerches are too small and hard for birds to see
It even took the titmouse a day to figure this bird feeder out. It looks like the perches can not be seen by the birds. I have watched them fly to it, hover around it and fly off and only very small birds can fit on it if they do finally figure it out. Cardinals are not using it. Disappointed, I will be returning it.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
This feeder is best used for chickadees, finches, nuthatches and titmice. Since birds are creatures of habit, it may take some time for them to adapt to a new feeder in their environment. Placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder will help attract them.
The feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy. If you would like to proceed with that option, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateWorks well if you put something over the lid preventing it being opened by squirrels.
This works great with one big exception. The lid. It took less than a month for our squirrels to figure out how to open it and then they chewed through the inner ring holding it together. Rendering it useless. However we have purchased another one only this time have put a large metal disc over the top. It acts as an umbrella for the birds but it keeps the squirrels from getting the lid open as well. Now it works great. So something for your design team to think about.
Review RateNot a good buy!!!!
This rating is for the feeder, and for the customer service. First off we have this Perky Pet feeder replacing a old ratty rusted feeder that the birds loved but we felt it looked bad. This new feeder does not attract birds. We tried different things, but still not success. We called the company and they asked three questions, said they can't do anything because it is over the 30 Day period, period. Not very friendly, nor helpful.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Birds are creatures of habit and can take time to try a new food source. We recommend placing a fresh water source near the new bird feeder. Also, placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder works well to entice the birds to the new feeder.
We hope this information was helpful! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
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Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Q: Where should I hang this feeder to keep squirrels away?
A: Squirrels are great jumpers, so hang any bird feeder at least 12 feet away from an "launch pad" and at least four feet from the ground. They're also well known for their ability to climb, so try hanging it off a smooth metal pole that doesn't provide them with footholds.
Q: How do I clean my bird feeder?
A: All bird feeders should be cleaned once every two weeks. The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder is relatively easy to clean.
First, unscrew the top cap and remove the bottom plug, and then empty any remaining seeds or debris. Next, rinse the cap, plug and seed reservoir and scrub with a mild soap-and-water solution. Use a soapy rag to wipe down the wire cage. Finally, rinse any remaining soap, reassemble and allow it to drip-dry before refilling with seed.
Q: I have more questions about squirrel-proofing my feeders, who should I contact?
A: First, look through the pages in our Squirrels 101 feature, which offers plenty of tips on keeping squirrels off your bird feeders. If you still have questions, you can contact us on Facebook or call our customer relations team at at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).