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 RateComplaint about Squirrel-be-gone wild bird feeder that is NOT squirrel proof !
It's pretty, but NOT worth the money ! Maybe Colorado squirrels are smarter than most, but they have figured out how to get the top off the Squirrel-Be-Gone wild bird feeder, even when I have "locked" it. Then they just sit there and reach in to have a feast of my bird seed. So now I have to find a way to fasten the top so the beasties can't open it.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Pat - Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to learn that the the local squirrels were clever enough to take the top off this feeder. We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager for review. Please feel free to reach out to us directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateImpossible to clean.
My squirrels couldn’t get to the food, but this thing is impossible to clean. I’m pretty handy and couldn’t even figure out how to take it apart to clean it. I have gone after it several times and cannot get the gross stuff that builds up at the bottom out, and the design allows inaccessible seed at the bottom.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Annie - Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. This feeder is not able to be disassembled for cleaning. We recommend soaking it in a mild soap and water solution and using a long bottle brush to clean any hard to reach places. Please contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RatePoor design
Not Squirrel proof at all. Should not be labeled as such. Poor design . If a Squirrel manages to get on the feeder the first thing he does is chew the plastic support bracket upunder the metal top and makes the feeder drop to the ground or he hang from his feet and empties the feeder through the holes. Squirrel proof means if the Squirrel gets on the feeder he should not be able to damage it.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Dee - Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize for this recent expereince and would like to learn more about what is occurring so we may offer assistance. Please reach out to us directly at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateTotal waste of money
Worked for awhile but the top under the metal lid is made of plastic and the squirrels chewed right through it and can easily get to the feed - total waste of money! If you’re going to make a squirrel proof feeder make it out of something they can’t chew!Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear the furry vandals chewed up your feeder! We recommend hanging feeders at least 4 ft off the ground and at least 8 ft away from launching points like trees, fences, roofs, and similar structures. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance, we're happy to help!
Review RateNot holding up
I've had this feeder 3 months & it looks like it has been through every assault possible. The cable has not held well; most of the seed ports are either chewed so much that they no longer fit into the tube, one even has fallen fwd and lodged between the cage & the tube. All this has happened in just the past week. I went out clean the feeders this morning & found it in total destruction - almost the entire top and bottom are severely damaged. Very disappointed. My little birds love it but apparently squirrels & something else with sharp teeth & claws have had their way with it. It seems to be too much plastic.Response From Perky-Pet®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Sue! We're sorry to hear that your feeder has taken a beating! We are more than happy to provide more information regarding our one-year replacement policy at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) We're happy to help!
Review RateSquirrels love it
Have this feeder. Squirrels LOVE it and I have pictures to prove itResponse From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We would like to know more about your experience with this feeder. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance, we're happy to help!
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!
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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).