Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III 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 RateWant to love this feeder but...
keeps the squirrels and raccoons out but impossible to clean! Husband has taken the entire feeder apart to get the moldy seeds out of the bottom. Not sure we can put back together at this point.Response From Perky-Pet®Elizabeth : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing your expeirence and feedback for this feeder. Please contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to offer assistance on reassembling your feeder.
Review RateSquirrel-Be-Gone "NOT"
Squirrel-Be-Gone III feeder is pretty but not squirrel resistant at all... Maybe we have big squirrels here in North Carolina but they get on the feeder and the UP-DOWN cage failed to stop at the bracket (that is way too short in my opinion) so that the cage went down too far and got stuck way down the feed tubes. The squirrels then ate the plastic around the feed ports so now the feed just pours out freely on to the ground. The birds and squirrels have been feasting for sure. . . . Some very minor tweaks in the design could fix these issues . . (I am a retired engineer!)Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this unusual experience and would like to learn more about what occurred. 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!
Review RateNo oarts
Squirrel resistant feeders are great, they work. But, before you buy keep this in mind, the springs rust and quit functioning or just break after about 2 years and the plastic tubes as in the model 337 get brittle and can easily break after two years. They used to sell parts but they decided they didn't sell enough to warrant doing that so they made a business decision to stop. They only warranty them for one year. So spend your $40 or more for a feeder byt ve ready to trash them when any part fails, and they will!! Repeat business and customer satisfaction are not a priority!!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Our consumer satisfaction is very important to us! We appreciate these comments and have shared the information with our Product Managers for review. All feedback is valued and used in our decision making process. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateSquirrels are Just Laughing!!!
The product does not work as described. It doesn't even come close. The squirrels are all over the feeder like stink on ****! Don't waste your time, an more importantly your money as this product just does not work to resist, even a little bit, squirrels!!!!!Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this, Paul, and will be happy to help. 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.
The bird seed got wet and turned into a solid block.The birds couldn’t get at the seed and we could not get it out to clean up the feeder.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.
Squirrel bafflers, such as the Model 340 will not only deter squirrels but also has an added benefit of partially protecting the bird seed from rain and tree debris. We recommend installing this product above the bird feeder.
This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and 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. We are happy to help!
Review RateNot worth buying
Squirrels figure out very quickly how to beat this feeder. Then they get frustrated that it is still hard to get the seeds out so they chew out the plastic around the openings. Very cheaply made and not worth buying.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 to help make our feeders even better.
This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and 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 RateSquirrels 1, bird feeder zip
While it’s a pretty feeder it is a total waste. We filled it one time and the squirrels destroyed it. They pulled out the rubber inserts that hold the food in place. They also chewed up the base plastic. Squirrels won and we wasted our money. How can we send you a picture?Response From Perky-Pet®Susan : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear that this happened! Some squirrels can be particularly persistent - some additional, more holistic tactics may help protect your seed. Placing the feeder away from squirrel launching points, adding cayenne pepper to the seed, or switching to safflower seeds are all great ways to help deter the squirrels from stealing a snack.
Please keep in mind that our feeders are covered by a 30-day return policy as well as a one year warranty. Photos of the damage would certainly be appreciated. They can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Consumer Relations Team can also be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateExcellent feeder for high traffic areas
This is my third one of these - the previous two having outlived their usefulness. I love the capacity of these units. During the heavy use season, I have to fill them at least every other day, and sometimes daily. The design keeps squirrels from climbing up and taking the food, but if yours are as inventive as mine, they hand over the top and nibble. That's what killed the last one - the tree rats ate the plastic feeder hole thing. That allowed the food to fall right out of the feeder. My only complaint (on the last two - this one is too new) is the threaded piece that mounts inside the lid and allows the hanger to rotate comes out after a while and needs to be taped back in with a hammer. My first one died when this fitting let go while the feeder was on the pole and the plastic split when it hit the ground. I repaired the second one a couple of times before it decided to quit fighting me and to stay in place.
Review Ratenot happy and lost use of Christmas present.
Got this feeder for Christmas. Put it out, saw that the squirrels could climb on it better then with any other feeder we had out there. The lid unscrewed from the wind and the whole feeder fell to the ground and the feed tubes were totally smashed and can no longer be used. The lid screw was put on properly when it was hung on the branch.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance. We are happy to help.
Review RateDestroyed by squirrels
Even after adjusting the springs to thwart the most lightweight squirrels, they were still able to cling to the "cage" without it closing. I put up with it since the birds absolutely LOVED this feeder and it could host so many at once......until a squirrel chewed out one of the plastic "holes" that accesses the seed leaving that tube unusable. I'm sure it's only a matter of time before the other two tubes are similarly ruined on a feeder that I only had about 3 months.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. When trying to keep squirrels off the feeder, placement is key. Squirrels can jump several feet to reach a feeder. We recommend placing the feeder at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground. The combination of a squirrel-resistant feeder in a hard-to-reach spot can be enough to keep some squirrels away.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
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