Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Ports close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing them from raiding seed supply
- Rustic metal finish
- U-shaped perches
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- 9 seed-dispensing ports
- Measures 10 inches long by 10 inches wide by 20.84 inches high
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, and/or mixed seed
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateCannot open
This is the first bird feeder that I have ever owned that I cannot open - the cap will not unscrew!Response From Perky-Pet®Jules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Sue! We are sorry to hear that this feeder is having trouble opening! Be sure that when you are opening it that you are twisting the entire lid, not just the top most section. Grab the overhanging portion of the lid and twist to open. For further assistance and more information on our one-year replacement policy, feel free to contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!
Review Rateplease offer metal replacement ports
This is a great feeder if only the seed ports could be made of metal. the squirrels can chew on and finally open them and pull the feeder sideways to let the seeds fall to the ground. then there are chipmunks that are not weighty enough to cause the openings to close so they also chew out the ports. fix them with hot glue but they can eat it away. I get many birds at the feeder, In fact I fill it every two days with 6 qts of sunflower seed. Cardinals, yellow finches, house finches, chick-a-dees and nuthatchs all come to eat.Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for this feedback and suggestion. We have shared it with our Product Manger for review.
Review RatePositive experience with the Squirrel-Be-Gone wild bird feeder
I’ve tried many “squirrel resistant” bird feeders over the years. But my experience has not all been positive - squirrels are smart, crafty and persistent and are often able to get what they want. The best feeder I’ve found is the Squirrel-Be-Gone. It’s easy to change the spring action in order to prevent the feeder from staying open when a squirrel jumps up for a visit. There is some seed fallout from the feeding wells which happens when the birds are feeding (they can be kind of sloppy eaters), but the problem is reduced greatly compared with other feeders I’ve had.
Review RateChange the plastic back
My first one I bought lasted 3 seasons. The last one I bought both the squirrels and I noticed that they changed the quality of the plastic, much thinner. Squirrels won.Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that the squirrels have damaged this feeder! These comments have been shared with our Product Managers. We recommend hanging feeders at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points such as trees and fences. This feeder is 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.
Review RateThis feeder should have metal Baffles to hold in feed...
Squirrel - Be-Gone lll is not squirrel proof or resistant the squirrels chew out the baffles that hold back the seed from falling out. Had this feeder for a month and two baffles are chewed out so seed falls out , non useable without taping over the holes. Baffles should be made of metal or give a lot of extra baffles along with the feeder.Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your feedback, thank you for taking the time to provide it. These comments have been shared with our Product Managers. To further deter squirrels, we recommend adding a bit of cayenne pepper to your seed mix. The squirrels don't like it but the birds don't care. This feeder is 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.
Review RateThis bird feeder looks great but the design needs improvement.
I love the looks of this bird feeder and the different ports, but the squirrels figured out how to hand from the top of the feeder and chew away at the plastic in no time.Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear the squirrels damaged your feeder and would like to know more. The feeder is 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're happy to help.
Review RateVery disappointed.
Just one day and the squirrels had bitten through the plastic, wrecked the springs, and were right in the feeders. My squirrels must be university educated and weigh far more than your test subjects! Hanging upside down worked.Response From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear the squirrels demolished the feeder! To help prevent squirrels from getting to the feeder at all, we recommend hanging feeders at least 4 ft from the ground and 8 ft away from launching points like trees and fences. This feeder is 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.
Review RateNot very squirrel proof
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!Response 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 RateDoes not prevent squirrels from eating from feeder
My squirrel just at through thr plastic feeder sites. The springs did not deter the squirrel from destroying the feeder. I only had it two monthsResponse From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that the squirrels destroyed your feeder! The spring sensitivity can be adjusted to better deter squirrels in your local area. Hanging the feeder at least 4 ft from the ground and 8 ft away from launching points will provide additional protection from these furry thieves. We have shared your comments with our Product Managers. This feeder is 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!
Review RateBad feeding ports
This is the second pair of the 'Perky-Pet Squirrel be Gone 111 I've had. The first were great but you apparently changed the design of the feeding ports. The ones I have now the feed ports lets the seed pour out onto the ground. As you are still selling this unit I hope you have corrected the port design. I'd appreciate it if you would send me 18 good ports. Thank you, Paul RoosenbergResponse From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this unusual experience. The design of this feeder has not changed. We apologize that this is occurring and would like to take this opportunity to make things right. Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please feel free to reach out to us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
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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
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