Best used for:ChickadeesFinchesNuthatchesTitmicePerky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Bird Feeder The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Bird Feedercombines innovative squirrel-resistant features with attractive design to create a feeding station that is truly unparalleled. The weight-activated cage keeps squirrels from accessing ports, while the metal helps to resist damage from chewing. With its rustic powder coating and decorative leaf-themed design, this feeder will make a charming addition in any backyard setting. Simply hang using the convenient built-in hanging cord!Resists Squirrels To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder boasts multiple great features. First, this feeder’s weight-activated system is calibrated to support the weight of birds but not squirrels. When squirrels try to gain access to the perches, the cage is pulled down, causing the decorative leaves to cover the ports. In addition, the metal cage prevents squirrel chewing and damage.Accommodates Multiple Birds With less competition from squirrels, birds won’t be able to resist the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Feeder! It features six feeding ports evenly spaced around the reservoir so multiple birds can dine at the same time and you can enjoy a better view. Plus, birds will enjoy taking a break on its comfortable U-shaped perches.Attractive Rustic Design Birds and bird lovers alike can’t deny the charm of this delightful feeder. The metal cage is adorned with a leafy design that will look at home in any yard. In addition, the metal is finished with a powder coating to enhance the rustic look, while also ensuring rust resistance.Never Run Out of Seed When you have hungry visitors in your backyard, you can’t risk running out of seed! For your convenience, the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Feeder features a clear plastic seed reservoir capable of holding up to 2 lb of seed. The clear design makes it easy to monitor seed levels at a glance so you never run out during peak feeding times.Accessorize Your Seed Feeder When you’re feeding many birds, having the right accessories can make the experience that much more enjoyable. Check out a few other options that will enhance your seed feeder.There’s more to bird feeding than the feeder itself. Accessorize with hanging hooks, bafflers, scoops and more.The right seed can make all the difference when you’re feeding wild birds. Browse our selection to find the best option.Hanging hooks and poles give you ultimate flexibility for placing your feeders so you can easily view them.Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Feeder Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Squirrel-Be-Gone® Bird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Feeder Model # 336 Height 19.08 inches Length 7.10 inches Width 6.97 inches Ports 6 Squirrel Resistant Yes Capacity 2 lb Materials Metal, plasticLearn More About Wild Birds Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures. Check out some of our great resources to find out more about your favorite wild birds.Our 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About (Perky-Pet®) »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Wild Bird Feeder
- All-metal, weight-activated cage closes off ports to resist squirrels
- Six feeding ports with U-shaped perches allow multiple birds to dine
- Powder-coated finish offers rust resistance for durability
- Rustic leaf design is both attractive and functional
- Holds up to 2 lb of seed
What's in the Box:
- Seed Feeder
- 2 lb seed capacity
- 6 feeding stations
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateBottom fell off right away. Not sure if my makeshift fix will be good.
I hung up the feeder, and the next time I looked out, the bottom (and all the seed) was on the ground with the squirrels. I have tied it back in place with string (which is unlikely to last long, so I'm trying to come up with something else). I'm kind of surprised that it appears there was really very little holding the bottom on! As some others have mentioned, I haven't seen any birds successfully feed from it, but they are trying, so I hope they figure it out.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this 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 RateDon't waste your time or money - No option for 0 stars
I have had the feeder about 4 weeks. The idea is that the weight of the squirrel will close the feeding ports. My squirrels decided it was easier to eat through the plastic tube that holds the feed and it fell to the ground. Easy feeding with the seed spilled everywhere.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. Please keep in mind squirrels can jump. Ideal placement would be at least 12 feet away from any type of launch pad (tree, fence…) and at least 4 feet off the ground. Another easy tip is to add some cayenne pepper to the seed – squirrels hate it, but it doesn’t bother the birds at all.
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 additional assistance.
Review RateOutsmarted by squirrels
Our birds love this feeder. Squirrels...maybe just as much. We hung ours about 9 months ago. It took the squirrels 6 months to figure it out, and they've found all sorts of ways to empty it. First they hung from the top of the feeder, pushing the metal cage down with one arm while the other scooped out the seeds. Next, they learned how to lift the lid on top high enough that the stress on the wire loop held it up and they could reach into the seeds. We stopped that by balancing a brick on the top, which has not deterred the birds, but has been dislodged only once by the squirrels, most likely by accident. Now, overnight, the squirrels have chewed the bottom of the feed ports to the point where the feeder no longer holds seeds. We seem to have energetic, intelligent squirrels. It's been entertaining, for sure.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and are happy to help. Placement is a key factor when repelling squirrels. The feeder should be placed at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground. A squirrel baffler, such as the Model 340, also works well to prevent squirrel access.
This feeder is 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) for additional assistance.
Review RateNo Squirrels but NO birds
We have squirrels be frustrated and move on but not a single bird has come. Our former feeder, a tray which squirrels loved, brought us many doves and cardinals as well as other smaller birds. However, we have not seen a single bird come to this feeder since we put it up, about 10 days ago. I'm thinking of returning it and feeding the darn squirrels just so the birds can eat in winter.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. Birds are creatures of habit and can take time to try a new food source. To help entice the birds to your new feeder, we recommend placing a fresh water source near the new bird feeder. Placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder also works well to attract birds to a new feeder.
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 RateBad feeder
This is not squirrel proof. I had a squirrel eat the plastic off the bottom and remove the bottom plate. End of feeder with no bottom.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide the feedback. This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help.
Review Ratedoes not do the job
Squirrels are still able to feed by putting their legs on the bottom ledge which does not close the ports and gives them free accessResponse From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this situation and would like the opportunity to help.
Squirrels can be determined and smart. When they find their way around a deterrent feature, additional measures can be taken. We recommend placing feeders at least 10 feet from the nearest jumping off point such as trees and decks, and at least 5 feet above the ground. Adding cayenne pepper will not affect birds, as they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels. They are also not fond of safflower seed which 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 to good
My birds do not like it. They have a hard time getting the seed out. I did notice woodpecker type birds have an easier time. I think this is because of the shape of their bodys. The U shaped perches are to close to the opening for regular shaped birds.Response From Perky-Pet®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. It will be shared with our Product Managers. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can better understand the situation and provide assistance.
Review RatePotential customers,................save your money!!!
You should really call this a "smart squirrel feeder" and redesign it. Our squirrels have found out how to feast on our unit. They rest their back feet on the lower lip that is designed to keep the slider piece from falling off and then are able to cut some of the total weight to partially open the window and have a feast. In one or two days they empty the bird feeder. What of waste of money.Response From Perky-Pet®Jennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To deter squirrels 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. Install a baffler below or above the feeder also works well to repel the squirrels.
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 RateReliable Feeder that Most Birds Like
For the most part, this is a reliable, squirrel-proof bird feeder. However, the squirrels do not give up easily. They will chew on the bottom of the feeder where the base fits into the plastic container. I usually add duct tape for added protection. I like to keep the squirrels guessing! It's no match for raccoons or ground hogs (yes, amazingly and to my surprise, ground hogs climb trees and poles). But, I haven't found a raccoon proof feeder yet.
Review RateSo Far So Good!
We bought this feeder to replace our old bird feeder after squirrels managed to essentially disassemble our old basic tube bird feeder overnight. We had issues with the squirrels climbing on the feeder and spilling a lot of the seed for a few months, but mostly it seemed like a minor issue until then. We immediately noticed the positive results with this feeder. We watched with delight as over the first few days and weeks we would see our emboldened neighborhood squirrels climb on the feeder only to be shut out. We watched them search the entire feeder for weaknesses. They climbed up and down every side and after a few days of attempts to dig under the metal leaves & to get at the lid they've left the feeder alone! We still see squirrels coming around to forage below the seeder on occasion, but they don't even bother to climb the pole any more and the daily assaults on our feeder has completely stopped. We've now owned the feeder for several months and have no complaints! Now, I can understand some people on here might live by particularly insistent squirrels or were very unlucky. As with any "squirrel-proof" feeders and methods I'm certain that it's possible the squirrels near my home could figure out how to get into this bird feeder some day. After all it took almost a year of assaulting our last feeder basic until they figured out how to destroy & empty it overnight. Don't let that scare you off. I couldn't find a better feeder to start with, especially with a feeder that's as inexpensive as this one. We bought a floor model that came with a stretched spring, but thanks to the parts store here we were able to repair it for a few dollars. Great to see a company offer an easy, cheap way for customers to service their own feeders. I would highly recommend this feeder if you're having trouble with squirrels. I'd imagine if you can combine it with a baffle you're almost guaranteed to have a squirrel proof feeder, but even without one it's done the job admirably and affordably for us. As with anything YMMV, but don't put too much weight in the 1 star reviews. Squirrels are very intelligent and persistent, it can be very frustrating in the best circumstances and frustrated customers are far more likely to come back to leave reviews than satisfied ones.
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Check out our Wild Bird Library to find out about some of your favorite birds!
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»
Video Help & Advice from Perky-Pet®
- Check out our series on how to attract birds to your backyard. We have a large amount of video advice and help for all levels of bird watcher! 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. 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»
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
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.