Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder

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  • Squirrel-Be-Gone® weight-activated system
  • Durable, all-metal construction with removable roof
  • Can be hung or pole mounted

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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder

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.

Sorry, 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.

Suggested Placement

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

You'll love:

  • 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

Product Features:

  • 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

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

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Review posted on
July 4, 2017
Don't buy this item By finnigan

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.

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Review posted on
June 24, 2017
Little Red Squirrels Still Get In! By Paul

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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Review posted on
May 31, 2017
Terrible feeder By Cathy

Didn't work at all. No birds used the feeder.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Perky-Pet® strives to create high-quality feeders for our customers and the birds to enjoy. We regret to hear that what was received did not meet these expectations.

Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to get used to a new feeder in the neighborhood.  We recommend removing established feeders temporarily to aid in the transition.  At the more sensitive settings, larger birds that land on the perch may be heavy enough to close the feeding ports, so a different setting may allow more birds to enjoy the feeder.

Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.

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Review posted on
April 6, 2017

This feeder is not what it says it will prevent. My feeder is located 15 ft. from a forrest. I have 6 pair of male & female Cardinals along with Tufted Titmouse and Black & White Warblers. I also have seen doves on the ground under the feeder gleaning what the others drop. I have about 4 to 5 Squirrels that come to rob the feeder also. They manage to hang upside down and get food that way. The weight spring does nothing no matter where I adjust it. I'm going to try one more metal feeder and see how long it lasts.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate the time taken to share this feedback and apologize for the experience. When dealing with squirrels, we recommend adding cayenne pepper to the seed mix to provide an unpleasant flavor for these critters without effecting the birds. Using a seed such as safflower can also deter squirrels as they do not prefer the bitter taste. There are also bafflers that may be hung above the feeder to prevent the squirrels' access to the feeder.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions. Our feeders are covered under a 30-day return policy and a one-year warranty against damages.

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Review posted on
April 5, 2017
Little Disappointed By Kim

I love the look of my feeder but I am not sure the birds can find the seed. The opening "slit" is very small does not show many seeds. I have not seen a bird on it at all and its been out about 2 weeks. It is in a very active bird area. I also have seen no squirrel's on it. So for now thinking not one of my best purchases but I will continue to look for birds. Thank you

Response From Perky-Pet®
Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Kim,

We are sorry to hear that the birds have yet to warm up to this feeder and would like to offer suggestions to correct this. Birds are creatures of habit that often prove hesitant around anything new placed in their environment. If other feeders are hanging nearby, try removing these temporarily to allow the new one to take prominence. Placing a shiny pie pan with some seed in it beneath the feeder should also help to draw birds' attention to it.

Please feel free to give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.

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Review posted on
January 27, 2017
birdfeeder By jo

i have this feeder and the squirrels jump onto it. i would like to get the pole for it, but no one seems to sell it????? how do i get the pole?

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We are happy to provide assistance, Jo. This feeder has a 1" hole for pole mounting. It will fit on our Perky-Pet® Universal Bird Feeder Pole (model 5107-4) which is 7/8" in diameter. This pole can be purchased at the link below.

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
December 11, 2016
Love it! By Tensas
This was my first purchase and I am so glad I found birdfeeders! I have searched for a feeder that the pesky squirrels cannot figure out I hit a home run with this one, it's comical to watch them try. I mounted the feeder on a pole in an open space inside yard. All the compliments is just an added bonus. Great customer service and fast delivery has caused me to order three more feeders in different styles!
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Review posted on
November 21, 2016
Really works. No squirrels By Charce
This feeder is built to last, and it keeps squirrels from feasting on your bird seed.
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Review posted on
September 23, 2016
didn\'t work By Licensepro
The idea is great and it looks attractive. However, after the third day, the squirrels figured out how to hang off the edge without stepping on the bar that covers the feeding compartments. I have gone back tp my previous feeder and am convinced there is no such think as a squirrel proof bird feeder
Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. Sometimes additional measures must be taken to keep the squirrels from coming around. Try some of these follow squirrel-deterrent tips.

Place feeders at least 10 feet from the nearest jumping off point and at least 5 feet above the ground. Use safflower seed or add it to the mix. Not only does it attract a large variety of birds, but squirrels don't like it. Add cayenne pepper to the seed. Birds do not have a sense of smell or taste and will be unaffected, but it will repel squirrels. Install a baffle above or below a feeder.

Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
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Review posted on
September 8, 2016
Big Show By Ralph
I had the privilege of watching a squirrel for about 20 minutes try every tactic to get food from the feeder. It is truly squirrel proof. The show had us laughing so much !!!
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Q.Just received this feeder. How do I fill it?

Turn the cardinal weather vane to unlock the roof for filling and cleaning.

Q.I bought this feeder about a year ago and have since lost the top "cardinal-shaped" piece which keeps the lid secure. I looked in your replacement part section but could not find one. Is there any way for you to send me a new cardinal piece?

We do not have replacement parts for this feeder, but if it is within a year it would be covered by our one-year manufacturer's warranty against damages. Please call us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance.

Q.What position is considered the lightest setting. There was no explanation about the setting levels.

For a lighter setting, raise the adjustment pin to a higher slot.

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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»

Feeder Care

  • 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. 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»


Cleaning FAQs

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:

  1. Remove all old seed.
  2. Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
  3. 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.

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