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

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  • Weight-activated cage blocks access to seed under squirrel’s weight
  • Three separate seed compartments
  • Powder-coated, rustic metal finish
  • 9 feeding stations
  • 8 lb seed capacity

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Description

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

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

Turn your yard into a bird feeding oasis with this Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone III Wild Bird Feeder. It attracts everything from cardinals, finches, flickers, and grackles to grosbeaks, jays, juncos, and kinglets--even sparrows, wrens, and woodpeckers. Best of all, this wild bird feeder provides an optimal feeding station for birds--without catering to those sneaky squirrels.

Sorry, Squirrels!

A charming addition to any outdoor space, this beautiful feeder features three durable plastic seed chambers, attractive metal caging with a powder-coated rustic brown finish, and ornamental leaves that are more than just decorative.

This feeder's innovative weight-activated exterior cage wraps protectively around the seed compartments. When a squirrel climbs onto the cage, the spring-loaded exterior cage drops down, throwing the squirrel off balance and lowering the ornamental leaves on the cage down into position where they effectively act as a barrier, covering the seed ports and preventing squirrels from pillaging the seed supply. Easy-to-access settings allow for adjusting the cage's spring tension as necessary.

This feeder's nine seed ports nicely dispense bird seed, while its bird-preferred, U-shaped metal perches allow birds to comfortably perch and feed. The bird's weight won't lower the cage, but when a squirrel climbs on, down it goes.

Easy to Fill and Use

This innovative Squirrel-Be-Gone III wild bird feeder comes fully assembled and makes a lovely addition to any personal collection or a thoughtful gift idea. This feeder holds up to 8 pounds of black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, or mixed seed. Use the same seed in all three chambers or add a different kind to each chamber to attract an even greater variety of birds. After filling the bird feeder, simply hang it in the yard, and watch as your feathered friends swoop in to celebrate.

Suggested Placement

This wild bird feeder comes with a wire loop for hanging near a back deck, porch, patio, or a window overlooking a garden or landscaped area in your yard. Choose a location that not only provides a great view, but that is also bird friendly. Birds prefer an open space, so they can easily move from one feeding port to the next. They also like to be in a location that gets both sun and partial shade during the day. An ideal location will be between 5 and 8 feet off the ground and within 15 feet of nearby coverage, like bushes and shrubs, so birds feel safe and protected from predators.

Cleaning the Feeder

The clear, plastic seed compartments make it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance. Be sure to keep this bird feeder clean and filled with fresh seed to ensure happy birds and return visits. Perky-Pet® recommends checking this bird feeder once a week for insects or mold and cleaning it every few weeks with a mild soap and water solution.

Wild Birds love:

  • 9 seed-dispensing ports
  • Comfortable U-shaped perches
  • Fresh seed continuously

You'll love:

  • Weight-activated squirrel technology
  • Powder-coated rustic brown finish
  • No assembly required
  • Pure enjoyment and relaxation watching wild birds feeding
 

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Specs

Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeder - Specifications

Product Features:

  • 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

Specifications:

  • 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

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
July 26, 2017
feeder rating By none

i have purched five of the squirrel begone feeders. intially the all work well. the after a while they dont work as well and the plastic rim that go around the hole come loose then the feed pours out. when they begin to not work properly the squirrels move in and chew them up pretty good. i think they should be made just a little stronger with the same concept.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for providing this feedback, which shall be passed along to our Product Manager for consideration. Please note that our feeders are backed by a one-year warranty against damages.
 
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 swww.perkypet.com
July 24, 2017
do not recommend By Kim

After 3 days the squirrels figured out to hang off the top of the feeder, get to the seed. Chewed up plastic ports so can't refill with seed, just runs right out.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Anthony : Consumer Relations Representative

We apologize for this experience, Kim, and are happy to help.
 
This feeder is covered under a one-year warranty against damages.
 
Please call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may offer further assistance.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
July 17, 2017
not as advertised By Ken

the squirrel's destroyed the feeder in less than one week. plastic of any thickness will not stop the little rodents. I think you should look into what material will stop them or at lest slow them down.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Ken,

Thank you for providing this feedback.  We apologize for the experience.  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 make this right.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
July 12, 2017
Not worth the money By Kim

Within 3 days the squirrels learned to hang off the top of the feeder to get seed. Chewed up openings down to bottom to bottom of feeders so seed just fell out when filling . Not a good purchase.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We are very sorry to hear about this experience and appreciate the feedback.

Our feeders are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year replacement warranty.  Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
July 12, 2017
You Can't Fool a Squirrel By Scottish Miss

I purchased mine at Home Depot about three weeks ago. It is lovely and was working well until I found it on the ground with both springs out of the holes and all the feed gone. The springs were actually hanging outside of the decorative leaves from the top hooks. Squirrels are very clever. I had one heck of a time threading the springs back into place and re-hooking them. It took me over 30 minutes to do this. So far, the squirrels haven't had a go at it again. I do have a mini Squirrel-Be-Gone feeder that I purchased at the same time I bought this one. It is excellent and is made of metal with metal lattice around the feed cylinder. It is a pain to put feed in and hook it back up. Squirrels have yet to figure out how to get into this one, but I won't be surprised if they carry it away to have their buddies help them take it apart.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.  

Adding cayenne pepper to the seed will not affect birds, as they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels.  Placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet from the nearest launching off point, such as trees and decks, will deter these long-distance jumpers from reaching a feeder.

Keep in mind that out feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty.  Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for any assistance needed.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
July 11, 2017
Squirrels like this design By Hobot

Squirrels are braking the ports without any problem

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We regret to hear about this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.

The cage on this feeder should drop down over the feeding port when a squirrel jumps onto it.  Additional measures can be taken to repel determined squirrels.  We recommend placing feeders at least 10 feet from the nearest jumping off point and 5 feet above the ground.  Cayenne pepper can be added to seed. This will not affect birds, but squirrels will be repelled.  They also do not care for safflower seed, but birds do.

Our feeders are covered by 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 swww.perkypet.com
June 24, 2017
Love the Look but needs to be Redesigned By Jim

Squirrels knocked over the bird feeder twice. The last time I found it in pieces on the ground. I was able to put it back together with a little trial and error. At first I wasn't sure where the springs and other pieces went. The second time the squirrel must have been really frightened as he went flying off with the feeder because even though half the bird seed was spread out on the ground, it was not touched. I keep an extra glass of water close by to throw at them to scare the squirrels away whenever I see them. Then the black birds arrived and took over the feeder scaring all the song birds away and eating the entire seed in a day's time! I called Perky-Pet but, although nice, she was unable to offer a solution other than to buy a new no-no mesh feeder with no perches. I had already spent just about $50 on this one so I was a little dismayed with her solution. If the perchs could be made adjustable so only the small birds could perch, perhaps it would help keep the black birds from feeding. Right now the weight of one black bird is not enough to close the seed opening.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Jim.

We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback.

Our feeders are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year replacement warranty.  The weight activated cage is adjustable so that larger birds can also be deterred from using the feeder.  Other squirrel-deterrent measures can be taken.  We recommend any of the following.

- Add cayenne pepper to the seed. It will not affect the birds since they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels.
- Use safflower seed (or add it into the mix). It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels dislike it.
- Install a baffler above hanging feeders or below pole-mounted feeders.
- Place feeders at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground.

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
June 24, 2017
This feeder is NOT squirrel-proof. By Abby

After only 3 months, the squirrels had removed the lid on the feeder and had chewed through the top of the plastic feeding tube, making the whole cylinder open to the weather and vulnerable to other squirrels and chipmunks. Additionally, the quarrels chewed through the food portals so that food pours out when the feeder is hung. Too much flimsy plastic and not enough durability for the price.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Abby,

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 make this right.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
June 22, 2017
Needs a stronger screw mount that will stand up to repetitively removing the cover. By Michelle

Beautiful feeder that worked great for the first three months. The squirrels didn't have a chance. I have a lot of visitors come to the feeder and after that short time, the repetitive screwing the cover on and off to refill, it got stripped. Maybe the weight of the seed? So now I can't use it. Since it's under a year old, can I be mailed a replacement cover?

Response From Perky-Pet®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Michelle,

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.  

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 make this right.

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Review posted on swww.perkypet.com
June 10, 2017
Love the looks of it, however.... By Andy

Very attractive, however the squirrels still managed to chew on the seed opening plastic part and now seed spills out when I try to refill. Only got it as a gift for Christmas 6 months ago.

Response From Perky-Pet®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Andy,

Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. Perky-Pet® aims to provide our customers with high-quality and reliable bird feeders. We regret that this feeder did not meet those expectations and we would like the opportunity to make things right.

Our feeders are 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.

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Q&A
Q.How much cayenne pepper should you use and do you mix it in.Too much hurt the birds?
A.

We do not have a specific recommendation for the amount of cayenne pepper to mix with the seed, however, birds would not be affected by the pepper as they do not have a sense of taste or smell.

Q.I just bought Squirrel-be-Gone 3 at an hardware store. I had put in the 6 lbs of seeds and after 3 days - all the seeds are on the ground. Is there any adjustment I could do any way to get around this. I just spent $55.00 for this bird feeder. Thank you for any help you can give me. Thank You Susan
A.

The springs of the weight activated cage surrounding the seed reservoir can be adjusted.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may learn more and better assist.

Q.I love this bird feeder except for the fact that so much seed falls to the ground. Is there a catch ring for this model feeder? Also the squirrels hang upside down from the top and still manage to steal the seed.
A.

There is no attachment to catch fallen seed, but for repelling squirrels we would like to suggest mixing cayenne pepper or safflower seed into the mix.

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Hanging Your Feeder

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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»

 

Cleaning FAQs

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:

  1. Remove all old seed.
  2. Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
  3. Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
 

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