Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder
Turn your yard into a bird lovers' paradise with this Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone II Country Style Bird Feeder. Attract everything from cardinals, finches, flickers, and grackles to grosbeaks, jays, juncos, and kinglets--even sparrows, wrens, and woodpeckers. Best of all, this wild bird feeder provides an optimal feeding station for birds--without catering to those sneaky squirrels.
A charming addition to any outdoor space, this beautiful feeder features a weight-activated perch bar that closes to prevent squirrels from accessing the seed supply. Adjustable springs can be calibrated to accommodate different bird sizes and keep away nuisance birds as well as squirrels.
Easy to Fill and Use
This innovative Squirrel-Be-Gone II wild bird feeder comes fully assembled and makes a lovely addition to any personal collection or a thoughtful gift idea. This feeder holds up to 8 pounds of mixed, black oil sunflower, hulled sunflower, or safflower seed. After filling the bird feeder, simply hang it in the yard or mount it to a post, and watch as your feathered friends fly in to feast.
This wild bird feeder comes with a metal hanger for hanging near a back deck, porch, patio, or a window overlooking a garden or landscaped area in your yard. Choose a location that not only provides a great view, but that is also bird friendly. Birds prefer an open space, so they can easily move from one feeding port to the next. They also like to be in a location that gets both sun and partial shade during the day. An ideal location will be between 5 and 8 feet off the ground and within 15 feet of nearby coverage, like bushes and shrubs, so birds feel safe and protected from predators.
Cleaning the Feeder
Be sure to keep this bird feeder clean and filled with fresh seed to ensure happy birds and return visits. Perky-Pet® recommends checking this bird feeder once a week for insects or mold and cleaning it every few weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
Wild Birds love:
- Wide seed-dispensing port
- Comfortable perch
- Fresh seed continuously
- Weight-activated squirrel technology
- Durable, all metal construction
- Removable roof peak for easy filling
- No assembly required
- Pure enjoyment and relaxation watching wild birds feeding
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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Squirrel-Be-Gone® weight-activated system prevents squirrels from feeding
- Durable, all-metal construction with removable roof peak
- Can be hung or pole mounted
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower, safflower, or mixed seed
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- Measures 11 inches long by 14 inches wide by 14 inches high
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
FABULOUS!!!! PERKY-PET This company manufactured a GREAT product. You want to feed birds but not the squirrels. This bird feeder does this and there is little mess on the ground. I would recommend this product highly.
Review RateI will chalk this up as a loss of $50.
It did not deter my little friends because they are so determined. It did, however, keep them from spilling massive amounts of feed. My other creature, a nightly visiting raccoon, managed to dislodge the holder causing it to dangle and my birds stayed away. Also, my larger birds, the cardinals, struggled or felt unsure when attempting to perch. When the feed gets wet it is just one more setback too many.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. This feeder is designed to prevent squirrels and larger birds from feeding when adjusting the sensitivity of the weight activation. If larger animals are raiding the feeder at night, additional methods of deterring them may be necessary.
We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateNot Squirrel Proof.
I bought this bird feeder earlier this summer. I have been battling the squirrels who have some how been able to by pass the baffle and the greased pole and eat all the bird seed. Not only are they able to get the seed while on the bar, they have taken the roof off even after I have used a long bunge cord that wraps around twice. They have also been able to dislodge the handle and the feeder falls to the ground and all that seed is gone in seconds. Today I spent an hour to try to get the handle back on but they have done this so many times the holes have enlarged and do not keep the handle tight. I love watching all the variety of birds come to feed but just can't keep buying feeders that are squirrel proof only to have these squirrels figure out within the first week how to overcome all the things that are suppose to keep them from eating the seed. Any assistance in making this feeder squirrel proof is welcome. If not another this is the third feeder I have had to trash and the second one like this one.Response From Perky-Pet®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for the experience and are happy to offer suggestions for dealing with squirrels.
1) Hang feeders at least five feet above the ground and at least ten feet from potential launching spots, such as branches, fences, or decks.
2) Add cayenne pepper to the seed mix to repel squirrels without affecting the birds' enjoyment.
3) Try safflower seed, which is not appealing to squirrels.
4) Add a baffler above or below the feeder, depending on how it is hung or mounted.
We hope this information proves helpful. Please feel free to call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateDoes not mount straight
When mounted on a pole that is perfectly straight the feeder is at an angle. There is no way to make the bird feeder perfectly horizontalResponse From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can better understand the situation and make this right.
Review RateDoesn't work and this is my second review.
I tried this feeder last summer and again this summer and still don't find that the birds will eat from it and I am using sunflower seeds.Response From Perky-Pet®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Cathy. We are happy to help.
Birds will normally like feeders that are placed in tranquil areas that receive as little wind as possible.
Please call us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may learn more about this experience and offer further suggestions.
Review RateParts for squirrel be gone not available
I bought 2 Squirrel be gone feeders a while back. Raccoons broke one all apart and took off with the part on top to lock the roof to the feeder (looks like the green with copper top (flat top, not the weather vain). I called Customer Service and they said no parts could e sent to replace it. Best they could do was offer 15% off a new one (you get 10% for signing up for a newsletter!) Checked the web site and they are out of stock! These are expensive feeders and I expect more from a large company. The squirrel be gone is a good feeder but if I can't get simple parts, I won't be buying any more product from your company. Would like you to take a look around your warehouses again for spare parts....Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the feedback and apologize for this experience.
This feeder is covered by a one year replacement warranty. Currently, individual parts are not available. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateNot squirrel determent
Did NOT deter squirrels. They hang from the roof with back feet and push down on the bar with front feet and eat away!!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
When pesky squirrels find a way around a deterrent feature, additional measures can be taken. We recommend adding cayenne pepper to the seed. This will not affect birds, but will repel squirrels. Safflower seed is a nutritious meal that attracts a wide variety of birds, but squirrels do not like this seed.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
I just purchased your feeder. The red pole mount and screws that were inside the feeder I have no idea what to do with them. I see no holes on the feeder where the mount can be attached. Please advise.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to help. Both of the feeders in this bundle can be hung or pole mounted. Instructions can be found at the link below.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateDon't buy this item
I didn't get one bird feeding from this feeder. Not one single bird no matter where I put the feeder. I used sunflower seeds which the birds love and they empty my other feeder no problem.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help.
Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to adjust to a new feeder. To aid in this transition, we recommend temporarily taking down any other established feeders. Placing a shiny pie pan with a handful of seed on the ground under the feeder may also help attract them to the feeder.
Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateLittle Red Squirrels Still Get In!
I have four of these Squirrel-Be-Gone feeders. They are good at keeping larger squirrels out of the seeds, but little red squirrels are still able to do it. Clever little guys! But, they really don't eat that many seeds. And when they get on the feeder they do push the guard down just a little bit so it covers the seeds. Thus, it takes them much longer to get as much as they want! I've also tried putting fishing lure lead weights on the bar to get balance it so that the red squirrels will close the gate, but the smaller birds won't. Experimentation!!!
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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»
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.
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.