Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Feeder

Model #: 351

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  • Weight sensitive bar prevents squirrels from feeding
  • Birds are able to eat comfortably along perch
  • Brushed nickel finish
  • 12 lb seed capacity

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

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

This squirrel resistant feeder has an innovative method of keeping squirrels from sneaking off with the bird seed!

The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder, featuring a weight-activated blocking bar, prevents squirrels from accessing the seed supply. The feeder comes in a beautiful brushed nickel finish and a 12 lb seed capacity. Clear plastic windows make it easy for you to monitor the seed level. You can either pole-mount or hang your squirrel resistant feeder.

Remember to clean your feeder once every two weeks with mild soap and water solution.



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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone II® Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications

Product Features:

  • 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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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
June 16, 2018
Scared to buy it By Dennis J Ste[phen CFP

The cable for hanging feeder doesn't look strong enough and the reviews don't give me any confidence in this feeder.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Dennis,

This feeder can hold up to 12 pounds of bird seed. The hanging cord is designed specifically for this feeder and will provide the support needed.

If for whatever reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, the feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt.  However, we think you will thoroughly enjoy this feeder.

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 are happy to help!

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Review posted on
January 17, 2018
Needs improvements By BirdyK

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.


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Review posted on
January 16, 2018
Model 351 By JC

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.

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Review posted on
January 8, 2018
Feeder needs more thoughtful design and testing. By warpwiz

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.

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Review posted on
July 12, 2017
flawed feeder By carol

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 flaws

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Carol,

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.

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Review posted on
May 20, 2017
Birdfeeder By NO Nickname

Let me put it to you this way....kept the squirrells off it. But was no match for 3 black bears last Monday

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Review posted on
May 8, 2017
Good enough for now. By Lynnski

The birds love this feeder & the squirrels finally gave up once we moved it away from all possible jumping points.

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Review posted on
May 4, 2017
More like Squirrel Be Feasting By Gatorgal

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

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Review posted on
April 19, 2017
Birds love it! Squirels love it more By jim

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

Hello Jim,

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.

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Review posted on
March 30, 2017
Not very squirrel resistant By Mike

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 way

Response From Perky-Pet®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Mike,

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.

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Q.Is the feeder bar tension adjustable to accommodate different bird weights? i.e. cardinals and jays?

Yes, the weight of the bar is adjustable with a knob on the right side of the feeder.

Q.What are the dimensions of this feeder

The dimensions of this feeder are 15" wide x 13.75" tall x 9" deep.

Q.Does this feeder only feed from one side? On the inside of feeder is it slanted to the opening of the feeder so the feed goes to the opening? Is there slots in the bottom of the feeder to let air inside the feeder?

The Birdscapes Squirrel-Be-Gone II Feeder, model 351 only feeds from one side with the weight sensitive bar. There are no slots in the base of the feeder.

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