Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone I® Feeder - Specifications
- Ports close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing them from raiding seed supply
- Clear, shatter-resistant plastic reservoir makes it easy to monitor seed levels
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird Feeder
- 6 lb seed capacity
- 8 ports and feeding stations
- Metal finish
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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
The perch is too short for most of my small birds. I notice they use any of my other feeders and they have trouble landing on this one. I would like to be able to replace it with another feeder. Disappointed. I called during your normal business hours and no one was there to take my call. Frustrated.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Birds are creatures of habit and can take time to adapt to a new food source. To help entice them to a new feeder, we recommend placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder. Placing a fresh water source near the feeder also works well to attract the birds.
This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy 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 additional assistance. We are happy to help!
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I would like to take a moment to say thank you for your understanding to my problem with my new feeder I put it up and it did not work as advertised for me so I called and explained my problem and your grate phone people understood and without a bet of hesitation simply reaccredited my account and in this world today that is unheard of you at good people thank you for all your help
The squirrel knocks the lid off and even at the lightest spring setting the squirrel is hanging there eating his fill!Response From Perky-Pet®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
This feeder is equipped with a Sure-Lock™ cap, designed to lock the lid in place to prevent squirrels from stealing a quick snack. We apologize that this has not been your experience and would like to learn more.
Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). Please feel free to contact us directly for further assistance.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Review Ratelast about a month than squirrels figure it outin 1 month the guards were disabled and a free for all. squirrels win again.
Review RateSquirrels, Foiled again!Sorry to say, I saw a squirrel happily upside-down and munching on sunflower seed this morning. The spring tension, while adjustable is not sufficient to close off a persnickety squirrel and spring back to allow birds full access to the opening. On the lightest tension, the top 30% of the opening remains covered. Maybe my Florida gray squirrels are in better shape, lighter weight, than your squirrels!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe are sorry to hear about this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. If the squirrels are too light to pull the covers fully down over the ports at the lightest setting, try some of these squirrel-deterrent tips to keep them away.
Place feeders at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground. Use safflower seed (or add it into the mix). It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels dislike it. Add cayenne pepper to the seed. It will not affect the birds since they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels. Install a baffler above or below the feeder.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.
Review RateGood customer service!!Ordered several bird feeders & bags of seed. Upon receiving our order, it was severely damaged. We were so disappointed, but not for long! After calling customer service everything was replaced within just a few days. What more could you ask for?
Review RateNot so happyI had this feeder for 3 years and it wore out so I bought a new one at my local bird supply store. The quality has gone downhill in the past 3 yrs--the lid does not fit well. The slightest touch causes it to come loose & let rain into the food. Also, no matter how I adjust the springs the feeding holes are closed off. This is going back to the store. (Yes,to help with squirrel proofing I put a metal cone baffle over the top though I still find that occasional determined fellow hanging off one of the perches).Response From Perky-Pet®Susan : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThank you for the time taken to provide this feedback. We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with additional questions or if you were unable to return it to the store.
Review Rateno checking shipmentof the 2 units I purchased 1. all 3 springs were loose, unit did not work
2. came without instructionsResponse From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations RepresentativeThank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for this experience and would like to make things right.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateLaugh out loud AwsomeOkay, so I am a reformed skeptic! This feeder has provided me with more entertainment value than any backyard addition! Squirrels cannot get seed! And they fall like leaves after trying! My birds are eating - the fat squirrels are loosing weight! It's been a week - and I really need to set up a web cam to watch the invasion attempts from the little rodents!
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Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
- Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean. more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Video Help & Advice from Perky-Pet®
- Check out our series on how to attract birds to your backyard. We have a large amount of video advice and help for all levels of bird watcher! more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way. more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in water.
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
Feeder Types FAQs
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.