Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Wild Bird Feeder - 2 Pack
This innovative squirrel resistant feeder keeps squirrels from raiding the bird seed. The home style appearance of this delightful feeder will attract birds - and birdwatchers, too!
The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Wild Bird Feeder - 2 Pack 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.
This Squirrel-Be-Gone® feeder comes in a classic home style, design (green) or a classic country style (red) with all metal construction and a removable roof peak for easy filling.
If there are any bird enthusiasts or wildlife admirers in your life, this Squirrel-Be-Gone® feeder is the perfect gift!
Remember to clean your feeder once every two weeks with a mild soap and water solution.
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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Wild Bird Feeder - 2 Pack - 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
- Recommended Seed: Mixed, Black Oil Sunflower, Hulled Sunflower, Safflower
- Red Feeder - Country Style
- Green Feeder - Home Style
What's in the Box:
- 2 Wild bird feeders - 1 green and 1 red
- 8 lb seed capacity, each feeder
- Dimensions: 14”H x 14”D x 11”L, each feeder
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSeen in action
Just visited a friend in the Texas Hill country near Kerrville. Could not believe the number of birds on the red feeder - Safron finch, painted buntings of course - cardinals galore. Decided to buy one!
Review RateI will chalk this up as a loss of $50.
It did not deter my little friends because they are so determined. It did, however, keep them from spilling massive amounts of feed. My other creature, a nightly visiting raccoon, managed to dislodge the holder causing it to dangle and my birds stayed away. Also, my larger birds, the cardinals, struggled or felt unsure when attempting to perch. When the feed gets wet it is just one more setback too many.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. This feeder is designed to prevent squirrels and larger birds from feeding when adjusting the sensitivity of the weight activation. If larger animals are raiding the feeder at night, additional methods of deterring them may be necessary.
We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateNot Squirrel Proof.
I bought this bird feeder earlier this summer. I have been battling the squirrels who have some how been able to by pass the baffle and the greased pole and eat all the bird seed. Not only are they able to get the seed while on the bar, they have taken the roof off even after I have used a long bunge cord that wraps around twice. They have also been able to dislodge the handle and the feeder falls to the ground and all that seed is gone in seconds. Today I spent an hour to try to get the handle back on but they have done this so many times the holes have enlarged and do not keep the handle tight. I love watching all the variety of birds come to feed but just can't keep buying feeders that are squirrel proof only to have these squirrels figure out within the first week how to overcome all the things that are suppose to keep them from eating the seed. Any assistance in making this feeder squirrel proof is welcome. If not another this is the third feeder I have had to trash and the second one like this one.Response From Perky-Pet®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We apologize for the experience and are happy to offer suggestions for dealing with squirrels.
1) Hang feeders at least five feet above the ground and at least ten feet from potential launching spots, such as branches, fences, or decks.
2) Add cayenne pepper to the seed mix to repel squirrels without affecting the birds' enjoyment.
3) Try safflower seed, which is not appealing to squirrels.
4) Add a baffler above or below the feeder, depending on how it is hung or mounted.
We hope this information proves helpful. Please feel free to call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateDoes not mount straight
When mounted on a pole that is perfectly straight the feeder is at an angle. There is no way to make the bird feeder perfectly horizontalResponse From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can better understand the situation and make this right.
Review RateDoesn't work and this is my second review.
I tried this feeder last summer and again this summer and still don't find that the birds will eat from it and I am using sunflower seeds.Response From Perky-Pet®Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback, Cathy. We are happy to help.
Birds will normally like feeders that are placed in tranquil areas that receive as little wind as possible.
Please call us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may learn more about this experience and offer further suggestions.
Review RateParts for squirrel be gone not available
I bought 2 Squirrel be gone feeders a while back. Raccoons broke one all apart and took off with the part on top to lock the roof to the feeder (looks like the green with copper top (flat top, not the weather vain). I called Customer Service and they said no parts could e sent to replace it. Best they could do was offer 15% off a new one (you get 10% for signing up for a newsletter!) Checked the web site and they are out of stock! These are expensive feeders and I expect more from a large company. The squirrel be gone is a good feeder but if I can't get simple parts, I won't be buying any more product from your company. Would like you to take a look around your warehouses again for spare parts....Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the feedback and apologize for this experience.
This feeder is covered by a one year replacement warranty. Currently, individual parts are not available. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateNot squirrel determent
Did NOT deter squirrels. They hang from the roof with back feet and push down on the bar with front feet and eat away!!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
When pesky squirrels find a way around a deterrent feature, additional measures can be taken. We recommend adding cayenne pepper to the seed. This will not affect birds, but will repel squirrels. Safflower seed is a nutritious meal that attracts a wide variety of birds, but squirrels do not like this seed.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
I just purchased your feeder. The red pole mount and screws that were inside the feeder I have no idea what to do with them. I see no holes on the feeder where the mount can be attached. Please advise.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to help. Both of the feeders in this bundle can be hung or pole mounted. Instructions can be found at the link below.
Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.
Review RateDon't buy this item
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.
Review RateLittle Red Squirrels Still Get In!
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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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»
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 and best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. This seed is accepted by the greatest variety of birds.
Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.
Thistle Seed is imported from Africa and Asia. Thistle won't germinate, however, it has a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: No/No feeders can be dish washed or hand washed. Before filling your feeders with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Place the feeder on top rack of the dish washer.
- Allow the feeder to dry completely before refilling.
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Gently cleanse feeder and allow to air dry.
After the feeder is clean and dry follow these steps
- Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
- Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled.
- Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.
Q: What is the importance of providing water for wild birds?
A: Wild birds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need seed. Birds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also for bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide birds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for birds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy. By adding a water source, you also can attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. You may even attract more colorful birds that don't eat seed, but are in need of water!