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

Model #: 338

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

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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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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

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
October 5, 2018
Disappointed By Neens

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).

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Review posted on
August 12, 2018
Horrible feeder By Bird Lover

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!

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Review posted on
July 21, 2018
squirrels take roof off "squirrel-proof" barn feeder By Jane

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. Help

Response From Perky-Pet®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Jane,

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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Review posted on
June 3, 2018
Don't buy it. By Gerry

So disappointed with this feeder. Putting the top back on after filling it is very hard. The squirrels have also figured out how to get the top off and the seed gets ruined. I would NOT recommend this feeder at all.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Dear Gerry,

Thank you for providing this feedback! The information is appreciated and has been shared with our Product Managers.

Squirrels will go to great lengths for a taste of bird seed. To help force them to interact with the squirrel resistant features of the feeder, we recommend keeping the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching spots and four feet off the ground.

For further tips and 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!

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Review posted on
May 11, 2018
Not squirrel proof By Mary

I bought this feeder to deter the squirrels but they figured it out in about 1 hour. It is a pretty feeder, a little fussy to take off the roof and put back on.

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Review posted on
April 24, 2018
Didn’t last very long By Daps2000

Lasted only on season then the squirrels chewed the lip of the window and pushed it in. Leaving an open front door to all the seeds they can eat.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

To force the squirrels to interact with the weight-activated system, we recommend placing the feeder at least 12 feet away from any type of launch pad (tree, fence..etc) and at least four feet off the ground.

Squirrels also dislike cayenne pepper and safflower seed. The pepper does not bother the birds at all and the safflower seed is nutritious for birds! To repel the squirrels, we recommend adding a little of each to the seed.

This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).

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Review posted on
April 6, 2018
Great value, long lasting feeder By Redbreast

We have had this feeder for at least 12 years. It is finally showing some wear so will replace it with the same feeder. Squirrels hate it, birds love it. Ours is pole mounted with a baffle but we have had smart squirrels who figure out how to jump onto the top from a tree but they have no luck. We have no problem with the top fitting securely and we have lots of cardinals who seem to like to sit up top beside the finial as if to say "Who is the prettiest?"

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Review posted on
March 8, 2018
Sturdy and Does The Job! By Coasternut

Perky-Pet Squirrel Be Gone is doing the job. First day I put it out, my squirrel tried and tried but no luck. He even sat on the roof, trying to figure it out. I do have a another feeder near my fence which he feeds on. He no longer attempts the Perky Pet feeder. 3 birds at a time can feed on the perch. I had no trouble putting it together or removing the roof. If only these customers would read the instructions more carefully, they could easily do it. Feeder made to last!

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Review posted on
March 4, 2018
Problem with roof By Patti

I bought the perky pet squirrel be gone green feeder with copper roof and for the life of me cannot get the chimney to line up to keep the roof on. I just spent 45 minutes working on this and I'm ready to explode! This should not be this difficult and a friend has one and says hers works. I wonder if there is some sort of alignment problem??

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Patti,

We are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help.

With the roof off, look at the direction of the locking mechanism under the chimney. Make sure it is pointing at the same angle as the slot it will slide through. Place the roof down onto the feeder (the back of the roof is flush with the back of the feeder). While pushing the roof down firmly, turn the chimney a quarter turn and the lock should be in place.

Our feeders are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
February 8, 2018
Great product;s and better customer service By Chuck

Great product and even better customer service. I just got off the phone with a lovely customer service rep explaining the top of my feed has a weather vane that holds the roof of the feeder on. I told her it broke and she told me they don't have replacement parts. She asked me to hold for a minute. When she came back to the phone she said that they are going to replace the whole feeder. I was shocked, but it just goes to see that there are company's and their people that work for them that REALLY care about their customers.

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Q.I have two of these bird feeders, they are great. I have lost the pole mount for one of them. Is it possible to get a new pole mount for one of these units?

We apologize as replacement parts are not available for our feeders. However, we appreciate your interest and have shared this information with our Product Managers.

Q.We hung up the squirrel begone red barn feeder but within a week our smart squirrels figured out how to sit on edge and eat food and then later we found the lid/roof on the ground and the squirrels were having a party and ate all the food. Is there a way we can secure the "roof" to prevent them from turning the weathervane and knocking the roof off? we thought about wiring it but then it would be harder to remove to fill.

We apologize as we do not recommend modifying the feeder. However, placement is very important when keeping squirrels away from the feeder. We recommend hanging it 12 feet away from any squirrel launching point (such as a tree, fence, deck..etc) and four feet off the ground.

Q.How do I open to add seed

Depending on which feeder you are filling, either the chimney or the weather vane will turn allowing you to lift the lid off of the feeder.

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Hanging Your Feeder

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Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs

Protecting Birds FAQs

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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

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Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?

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Cleaning FAQs

Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?

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Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?

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