Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight sensitive bar prevents squirrels from feeding
- Brushed nickel finish
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 12 lb seed capacity
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNeeds improvements
Has design flaws. The top on the one I purchased isn't strong enough to keep those pesky squirrels from accessing. They can also hang from the cable and still get at the seed. The cable broke after a few months. I would strongly suggest that it be pole mounted (with a baffle to help with furry marauders!) because if filled, it will likely not hang for very long. The squirrels around here are not deterred by safflower or hot peppered anything. Bummer!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. The information has been shared with our Product Managers.
This feeder is covered by a one year warranty 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 further assistance.
Review RateModel 351
The squirrel a have figured out how to hang from the wire down over the side and eat the seed.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to hear that the squirrel has figured out a way around the deterrent features on this feeder. Adding cayenne pepper to the mix or using safflower seed can help to repel squirrels.
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.
Review RateFeeder needs more thoughtful design and testing.
This feeder has so much potential. BUT: 1. It's heavy! I have to use 2 shepard's crooks side by side to support it with a full load of seed. 2. The front (behind the lever mechanism) is bowed. This allows our furry friends to dig into the seed behind the trough when the cover is down. 3. The seed does not flow to the trough easily. I have to give the feeder a shake to fill the trough every day or 2. As the seed dwindles, the birds use other sources.
Review Rateflawed feeder
terrible feeder, the seed tray is not sheltered and when it rains the seeds harden and have to be dug out with your finger and I also find a tray full of empty hulls that have to be emptied out. Not sure why this happens, but it's definitely a feeder with design flawsResponse From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the feedback and regret that the desired results were not seen.
Using a hulled or shelled seed can reduce the amount of mess that birds will leave behind from some seeds. If the weather will cause the seed to become saturated, we recommend temporarily removing a feeder or moving it to a more sheltered location.
Perky-Pet® offers a wide variety of feeder to meet the needs of our customers and the birds. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance. Our feeders are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year warranty.
Let me put it to you this way....kept the squirrells off it. But was no match for 3 black bears last Monday morning....lol
Review RateGood enough for now.
The birds love this feeder & the squirrels finally gave up once we moved it away from all possible jumping points.
Review RateMore like Squirrel Be Feasting
Took the squirrels less than 48 hours to figure out how to prop themselves up on the wheel that adjusts the tension and reach around and get seed. Greasing the wheel didn't deter. We also were mindful to make sure that the locking cap for the top was activated, but on the second day we found a squirrel INSIDE the feeder feasting away. Numerous times we chased it out, relocked it and would find the critter back inside within the hour. We had also ordered safflower seed as recommended but that hasn't stopped them, neither has pepper. Considering a falcon for the next step in our battle......jk
Review RateBirds love it! Squirels love it more
Nice looking feeder. Birds love it but squirels love it more. The top opens too easily and squirels get inside the feeder. I found a happy squirel inside sleeping on his back in the black oil sunflower seeds the other day...Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
This feeder includes a Sure-Lock™ cap to prevent squirrels from accessing the top of the feeder. After filling the feeder, push the button in and slide the lid down as tightly to the feeder as possible. Make sure the button is released fully to engage the locking mechanism.
Additional measures can be taken to keep squirrels away. We recommend placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet from the nearest launching point, such as trees or decks. Cayenne pepper or safflower seed can be added to the mix to repel squirrels as well.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateNot very squirrel resistant
Squirrels get the top off of this, too easily. Then , they crawl inside and feast. If the top threaded on, it would be more squirrel resistant. They can also sit on the tray and even though it closes, they get their claws between the glass and closed tray and peel seeds out that wayResponse From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this valuable feedback. This feeder uses our Sure-Lock™ cap to help prevent squirrels from lifting the lid and stealing the seed. To secure the lid down, press the button at the top of the lid while holding the hanging wire taught. Slid the lid down and give the wire a slight pull up to ensure a tight fit.
We appreciate the suggestions regarding this feeder and have shared them with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
I thought I would like this feeder because of it's many features. However, I cannot mount it on any flat surfaces because it has a slanted bottom. I cannot mount it on a pole because there is not a proper fitting. Clearly, based on current reviews, I cannot hang it from a tree limb because the weight of this feeder is significant and the cable is not strong enough. I also do not have trees with strong enough limbs to mount from a branch. I am sending it back to you and trusting that you will refund my full payment along with shipping costs.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. This feeder is designed to be hung from the metal cable and hold up to 12 lbs of seed. As an alternative, this feeder can also be pole mounted using a pole fitting into the 13/16ths of an inch hole on the underside of the feeder.
We apologize for this experience and would like to offer additional assistance. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance with a return.
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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. 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.