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
Perkypet.com is the top destination to find quality Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet® and K-Feeders wild bird products are trusted brands to bird lovers everywhere. Interact with nature, relax and build memories that last a lifetime by conveniently ordering from perkypet.com. Happy Bird Feeding!
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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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 RateWaste of $
Sorry to disappoint everyone. but those smart squirrels get on the roof of the feeder and hang down. They manage to get all the feed they want. I tried greasing the pole and they still manage to get up there. So, in conclusion, don't waste your $ !!!! They will pull on it until they knock it to the ground. Free food!Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience! The feedback you have provided is appreciated, and we have shared it with our Product Managers. To help prevent squirrels from even getting to your feeder, we recommend hanging it at least four feet from the ground and eight feet from potential launching points like trees, fences, and roofs. These feeders are covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year replacement policy. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance, we are happy to help!
I bought 2 of these One for a birthday and one for a birthday present The one that I have for the birthday was so unsatisfactory that I never gave the other one for a Christmas present It is still sitting in my garage unused They leak water, the food gets moldy, the seeds fail to feed into the opening so the birds can get them and they need to be cleaned every week Very disappointed that this company sold these and continues to sell them after such bad reviewsResponse From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and would like to know more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateGreat response by this company.
I had a smart squirrel that chewed the plastic tabs off the little windows. He then shoved the plastic out of the way until he had access to the seeds. This company happily replaced my bird feeder. Thank you so much. Hope that you have engineered a deterrent to fortify the windows.
Review RateDisappointed. Does not keep squirrels from eating the seeds.
Does not keep squirrels out.Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that you have not experienced the success we typically see with this feeder and would like to know more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance, we are happy to help!
Review RateBirds will not come to feeder.
I have been admiring this bird feeder for some time and finally decided to purchase one. In 3 days we had just ONE bird visit it despite having so many birds in our feeders, that I often joke we need an air traffic controller in the yard! I placed it in 3 different locations and even put it on our pole that has a seed tray underneath. The birds ate the few seeds I put on the tray and ignored the feeder. It only took an hour for one squirrel to figure out how to get to the seeds. I put the feeder under a baffle hanging from a branch. He would jump down from the baffle onto the perch and configure himself so the perch would not close. If this thing is called Squirrel Be Gone, why all the replies from the relations people telling us it must be placed where the squirrels can't get to it. Simply doesn't work as advertised. Sorry!Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Birds are creatures of habit and can take a few days or weeks to become accustomed to a new food source in their environment. To encourage the birds to try the feeder, we recommend placing it near a water source such as a waterer or bird bath.
We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateNo buy
Bird feeder # 338 Terrible...mounting is not good, hard to secure roof, squirrels simply knock off hook (1st yr engineer)Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to learn that the clever squirrels have been knocking the lid off this feeder.
When the lid is placed on the feeder, the red weather vane can be turned to lock it into place. We appreciate the time taken to share this experience and have shared these concerns with our Product Managers.
Squirrels are also expert jumpers, so it is important to mount the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching points and 4 feet from the ground. Adding cayenne pepper to the seed is another easy way to help deter these pesky critters. The squirrels won't like it and it won't bother the birds at all!
Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review Ratecountry style feeder
loved this feeder until the screw on top fell apart-called the company to order the part-sorry we don't do that! The feeder was useless to me so I threw it out-that was a costly mistake!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing these comments! We apologize as replacement parts are not available due to low demand. However, we appreciate your interest in parts and have shared this feedback with our Product Managers.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
We bought this from Wayfair over 2 weeks ago an no birds! What is the instruction for that lever? No instructions. What is the difference between Squirrel-Be-Gone "II" and the one we have?Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear the desired results were not seen. Depending on the species and age of squirrels in your area, you will want to experiment with different settings. To increase tension of the perch bar, lower the adjustment pin. Likewise, to decrease tension, raise the pin to a higher slot position.
Birds are creatures of habit and will take time to adjust to a new feeder in their environment. We recommend placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder to help attract them to the feeder.
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 RateHorrible feeder
I’d give it a zero if that were an option. Don’t waste your money! Squirrels can easily open the top, climb in and eat the seed. The hopper holds water, and the seed molds. It is nearly impossible to clean the feed trough area. Horrible design!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help!
Review Ratesquirrels take roof off "squirrel-proof" barn feeder
I also am disappointed as it did not take squirrels long to figure out how to remove the roof and get at the food. I love the look of the feeder and would like suggestions on how to secure the roof so the squirrels cannot get it off but not too complicated for when I want to refill. We have it hanging near our lilac tree and the red stands out. HelpResponse From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry to hear of this experience! While we do not have any recommendations on how to modify the feeder, we do have some tips on how to keep the squirrels away.
It is important to remember that squirrels can jump. Therefore, we recommend keeping the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching points and four feet off the ground. Squirrels are also very persistent. Adding cayenne pepper to the seed will also help as they cannot stand the spicy taste, however it will not bother the birds at all.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
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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.