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 RateGood idea, Poor engiering
1st one I bought lasted three weeks before the squirrels managed to rip the top from the body. 2nd one only made it for 2 days. Need improvement!Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We apologize for this experience and would like to learn more about what has been occurring so we may offer additional assistance. Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty for replacement and backed by a 30 day return policy.
Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateBeautiful, but Some Issues
This was a great squirrel-resistant feeder, but a little difficult to fill. Also, a wind-storm knocked it off its post, and it broke into three pieces, so.... Finally, 8 lbs is a lot of feed. You don't want to fill this and then have to carry it to your location.
Review RateTime for Squirrel-Be-Gone IV
I've lost three of these to raccoons now. They crawl up the pole, get out onto the feeder and hang on it. It supports their weight for a little while and then all of a sudden the bottom plastic plate that the central rod is connected to breaks and the whole thing comes crashing down in a rain of pieces and the baffle is left up on the hook. The first one lasted four months, the second one lasted 3 weeks, and this last one lasted 3 days. I'm done. Yes, I bring all of the feeders in at night now, but they shouldn't have just detonated so easily like they do into a useless pile of rubble. Also, I don't know who calculated the spring tension and the weight of a squirrel, but I have to completely unhook ALL of the hooks to get the frame to be even close to dropping when a squirrel gets on it. The spring tension needs to be re-factored. Other than that, it's a great feeder! :)Response From Perky-Pet®Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. We are sorry to learn that this feeder has been damaged by raccoons! We would recommend trying a baffler or hanging the feeder far out of reach of these dexterous critters.
Our feeders have been tested to be used for a variety of different sized squirrels. We have shared these concerns with our Product Managers.
Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance. Our feeders are covered under a one year warranty and backed by a 30 day return policy.
Review Ratecould be great with 2 improvements
innovative design that worked for a while—until the squirrels flicked off the little clipped-on metal deterrent and chewed up the plastic opening to get to the seeds. Impossible to clean with no instructions on how to open it for cleaning. With just two improvements, this could be a best seller: 1. smaller, stronger, complete-circle metal openings 2. open-able bottom for cleaningResponse From Perky-Pet®Kathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for this feedback! We appreciate that you have taken the time to share it with us and have given your comments to our Product Managers. The top of this feeder can be removed for easy cleaning. We would like to know more about your experience, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateBirds and squirrels like it. I can't say the same.
Birds like it very much. Squirrels love it! I don't like it for the following reasons. The divided cylinder is difficult to fill and the compartments are emptied at different rates. Also the tube seems difficult to clean. The lid is almost impossible to screw on, and the hook at the top flops over,making the feeder very difficult to hang. Even if it were indeed squirrel -proof, I would not recommend this feeder.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We apologize this feeder did not meet your expectations and appreciate these comments. This information has been shared with our Product Managers.
Our feeders are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee 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 RateLack of replacement parts
Plastic ports break, tube yellows, no parts available. Will buy another brand to replace.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry you feel this way and have shared this feedback with our Product Managers. Please keep in mind, our feeders are 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) if we can be of assistance.
Review RateBeautiful to look at, terribly flawed design
Love the look of this bird feeder, but the plastic portals are a terrible design. They become brittle and break after about a year (in NC sun) and are chewed easily by the squirrels. Portals should be metal, as suggested by others, and at least available for customers to order replacement parts so we don't have to discard the entire feeder. Plastic seed tubes should also be available for replacement. Emailed Woodstream Corporation and called Perky-Pet consumer line to no avail -- they will pass comments along to "Product Manager." I see negative reviews everywhere, but no indication that the Product Manager is doing anything to address the issues. We have replaced this bird feeder three times because of the plastic parts. How difficult is it to reinstate access to order these parts? Address design flaws while keeping customers!Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We apologize as replacement parts are no longer available due to low demand. However, feedback like this will help us when determining what products to consider offering in the future.
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 RateLook for your receipt now!
I think this feeder actually encourages the squirrels! I had the same experience as everyone else. The squirrel proof feature did NOT WORK! The squirrels quickly figured out how to balance their weight on the tree so that they could access seeds. I’m going for the 30 day refund! The bigger birds weren’t too fond of it either, the grosbeaks didn’t seem to be able to use it, maybe the perch was too short.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this experience and are glad you were able to take advantage of our 30 day return policy! This feedback has been shared with our Product Managers. 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 RateWaste of MONEY!!!!!!! NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!
I had the feeder two days and the squirrels figured out how to take the bird seeds out of the feeder. I can send you the video of the squirrels eating the seeds.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this experience! Squirrels are very persistent and will go to great lengths for a taste of that tantalizing bird seed. To force them to interact with the squirrel resistant features of this feeder, we recommend keeping the feeder at least 12 feet away from any launching point (such as a deck, tree, large bush..etc).
Your satisfaction with your purchase is important to us! We hope this information was helpful. 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 RateToo heavy. Broke in wind.
It fell down in the wind and broke. There was no instruction on what kind of hanger was needed to handle the weight. Can I get any refund or credit?Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We recommend hanging this feeder from any kind of hook that will hold 8-10 pounds. This feeder is covered by a one year warranty for defects in material or workmanship. However, the feeder is also covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact us directly for further assistance. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
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