Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler - Specifications
- Feeder is heavy-duty, holds 3 lb of seed and is powder-coated in glossy black. The metal dome tilts and wobbles to throw squirrels off balance while the metal base tilts under a squirrel's weight to close off 4 feeding ports
What's in the Box:
- 1 wild bird feeder
- 3 lb seed capacity with 4 feeding ports
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateLoser, squirrels loved it
The squirrels continued to knock the tube off of the top so it landed on the ground. Then off course they had a feast. I tried to figure a way to prevent them from doing this and never found it. This is a loser product.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We regret to hear about this unusual experience and are happy to help.
When persistent squirrels find a way to get around both deterrent features of this feeder, additional measures can be taken. We recommend adding cayenne pepper to the seed. This does not affect the birds, as they have no sense of smell or taste, but t will deter squirrels. They also are not fond of safflower seed, a nutritious meal that attracts a wide variety of birds.
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.
Review RateNot Squirrel Proof
Definitely does not keep squirrels off. Also the jays don't seem to use it much (length of perches as noted in an earlier review?) but smaller birds do.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
The baffle should deter squirrels jumping from above. We recommend placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet away from the nearest launching point from the side, such as decks.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateSquirrels think this feeder is for the birds :-)This feeder was a bit tricky to assemble but seems very durable, well designed, and constructed. Have just started using it but so far squirrels have been no problem!
Review RatePerky-Pet™ - Squirrel –Be-Gone® The BafflerBought one for each of my sisters and one for myself! Great price and size. Well made and easy to use.
Review RateHaven\'t had the chance to see it in action yet.New purchase . No birds or squirrels yet. My biggest hope is that the rats can't get to it.
Review RateNo squirrels yet!Received this feeder about a week ago and altho we have squirrels, they're only feeding from seed that's fallen out if it to the ground. It does drop a lot of seed..not sure why. It's very large and also very heavy when filled..so you need some muscles to lift it up..bit so far so good!
Review RateSqirrels stay awayThe perches are not quite long enough.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. The perches on this feeder should accommodate a variety of wild birds.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can determine what is happening and provide assistance.
Review RateExcellent Product!I gave this to my daughter for her birthday. She had given up trying to feed the birds as the squirrels kept getting into the seed. This feeder has solved that problem and, as an added bonus, has provided her with many hours of entertainment as she watches the squirrels try (and fail) to get into this feeder.
Review RateWorks for aquirrelsHave had this about two weeks, the only complaint is the seed emptys froom the birds landing on it and needs refilling just about daily, A waist of seed.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe'd like to learn more about this, Jim. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We apologize for this experience and would like to offer troubleshooting assistance. This feeder is covered by a one year warranty.
Review Rateit worksI am very please with this bird feeder. It dumps the squirrels off the baffle and prevents them from getting to the seed if they approach from below instead of from above. Love it
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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.
Niger (Thistle Seed) is imported from Africa and Asia. Niger won't germinate, but it does have 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: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry.
- 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!