Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder

Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder 41 3.6 5 1
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  • 3.5 lb seed capacity
  • Weight activated ports slam shut under squirrel's weight
  • Metal base & ports prevent squirrel damage
  • Clear cover protects birds as they feed
  • 3 feeding stations

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Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder

Keep your feathered friends happy with this Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder. The second those pesky squirrels try to rob the feeder, the weight-activated shield slams down, closing the three feeding ports to prevent squirrels from snatching the goods. Adjust the weight setting as needed to keep off larger birds as well to ensure your favorite birds get plenty of seed, so they stick around for your bird-watching pleasure.

Squirrel-Proof Design

Squirrel-Proof Design

To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder boasts multiple great features. First, is the feeder’s weight-activated perch, which is calibrated to support the weight of birds but not squirrels. When squirrels try to gain access to the seed, the ports close off under their weight. Birds can sit on the perch without activating it. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to keep out larger nuisance birds. In addition, the miniature baffle provides an extra guard, while the metal frame discourages chewing.

To ensure a 100% squirrel proof feeder, placement is key! Hang the feeder with at least 18 inches of clearance on all sides so squirrels can’t easily reach the ports without activating the perch.

Enjoyable for Birds and You

Three feeding stations let multiple birds enjoy dining at this Perky Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder. The tube keeps the bird seed inside dry, while the clear cover provides shelter for your favorite backyard birds as they dine on the seed you provide. The roomy perches at the base let them relax and enjoy a meal from all angles while you enjoy their presence in your yard.

Simple and Durable

Simple and Durable

Rely on the strong, durable design of the Perky Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder. Its simple design features a metal base and ports that are well constructed to prevent damage from squirrels, while the clear plastic seed tube holds up great to time and inclement weather. The sturdy metal handle allows fuss-free hanging from a variety of locations around your property.

Easy to Fill and Clean

When you need to add more seed to this Perky Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder, simply lift the top off and add bird seed. Its clear design ensures you know when it needs refilling, and it holds up to 3.5 lb of seed for a ready supply. When it's time to clean this bird feeder, just take it apart, soak it in warm, soapy water, and scrub it with a bottle brush. Rinse it well and let it air dry before adding fresh seed to the feeding tube.


Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder Product Details

Do you want to know more helpful details about the Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product.

Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder
Model # 5141-2
Height 18.1 inches
Diameter 6.2 inches
Ports 3
Capacity 3.5 lb
Seed Type Black-oil sunflower seed and mixed seed
Materials Metal, plastic
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A, which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to
Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Bird Feeder - 3.5 lb Capacity
Model Number 5141-2
Ports 3
Includes Mini baffle above ports to shield birds and seed
Capacity 3.5 lb seed

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
41 Reviews
10% of customers
recommend this product
5 stars 11 (27%)
4 stars 16 (39%)
3 stars 5 (12%)
2 stars 3 (7%)
1 star 6 (15%)
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Destroyed in 2 weeks
Apr 20, 2023
I bought this and within 2 weeks the squirrels had chewed through the plastic bar that holds the top and hanger. This knocked the feeder to the ground and seed everywhere for the squirrels to eat.
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Response from Admin
Apr 21, 2023
We're sorry to hear the squirrels damaged your feeder! To help prevent them from reaching even squirrel-resistant feeders, we recommend placing them at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points like trees and fence. Please contact us at 855-737-5973 with any questions regarding our 1-year replacement policy.
This also works for excluding ...
Dec 24, 2022
This also works for excluding larger, nuisance birds such as pidgeons and starlings.
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Update, Perky Pet honored the ...
Sep 20, 2022
Update, Perky Pet honored the warranty and sent me a replacement, and I have escalated my battle with the squirrels. I removed the plastic dowel which the squirrels ate through 2x. I replaced it with two clevis pins made of metal. Had to do some bending with plyers, which I realize Perky may not recommend, but the feeder is doomed without a metal dowel with these New Jersey Squirrels. So I had to take off the plastic dowel, and replace with clevis pins as seen in pics below. I realize I may have voided the warranty, but Perky honored it originally so I have no issue taking the chance. Will let you know in year. Thanks to Perky Pet for honoring warranty. This feeder has been great other than the plastic dowel, and I hope this lasts.
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This product is a good ...
Aug 25, 2022
This product is a good idea however, the plastic cone in the bottom of the seed chamber will not sustain the weight of squirrels jumping on the metal base of the feeder; my experience has been the bottom of the feed chamber fails. I believe the base of the feed chamber should be metal capable of holding the weight of a squirrel jumping on the feeding stations from at least 2 feet away.
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Response from Admin
Oct 4, 2022
We are sorry to hear about this experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback with us and will be sure to pass along these comments to the Product Manager for further review. We are only ever looking to improve upon our feeders, which is why your feedback is so critical. It is good to know that this feeder is backed by a 30 day return policy and 1 year replacement policy. Please give us a call directly at 855-737-5973 for assistance.
This is an update to my earlier one-star review of this product, based on the replacement feeder I received under warranty.
Jul 26, 2022
This is an update to the previous one-star review I wrote several weeks ago. Since that time, Perky Pet was gracious enough to replace my original Squirrel Slammer feeder with a new one under warranty, and I'm pleased to say that it works much better than the first one. The "slammer" sliding shield works much more smoothly on the new feeder, and this has left the squirrels hungry and frustrated for the most part. In fact, they've mostly given up on the feeder and have stopped jumping up on it to try to get a few seeds. So tyhanks very much, Perky Pet! My only criticism at this point is that the slider shield is still a bit stiff if it is pulled down from one side; I think the feeder could be improved greatly by adding a sleeve (or a few strips) of Teflon or HDPE between the sliding sleeve and the body of the feeder, to truly eliminate binding when the slider is loaded from the side.
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The concept of this feeder ...
Jul 17, 2022
The concept of this feeder is great, but its execution is deeply flawed. I bought this feeder at a "big box" store about a month ago, and while the slider base works fine if you pull it straight down, when it's loaded from one side or the other (as when a squirrel jumps up onto it) it tilts a bit and binds against the barrel of the feeder. This keeps it from sliding down far enough to block the openings, and the squirrel just sits there are feasts until I see it and chase it away. Is this a fault with my particular feeder, or is it a fundamental design flaw? If my particular feeder is faulty for having this problem, I'd be happy to return it to you in exchange for a new one.
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Response from Admin
Jul 18, 2022
Oh no, we are sorry to hear that this is happening! The ports should be closing even if a squirrel is jumping on from the side. Please give us a call directly so we can get this taken care of for you. - Susan
Squirrrels chewed off the green plastic bar that holds the lid to the feeder. It took about a year. It fell and smashed. I replaced it and duhhhh, the squirrels have good memory, they chewed the new one off in under two weeks. Please send me a replacement
May 22, 2022
Squirrrels chewed off the
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Response from Admin
Jun 3, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about this Tom! Please contact us directly so we can learn more and offer additional assistance. - Susan
Bought this feeder Jan 19th ...
Feb 26, 2022
Bought this feeder Jan 19th 2022 - it is now Feb 26th 2022 and the squirrels have chewed through the plastic crossbar that connects to the top rendering it completely useless! I have read other reviews where customers have complained about this same issue. The tension adjustment didn’t seem to work correctly either. Around the end of January I discarded my receipt so there is no chance of proving I bought this or procuring another. I gave given 2 stars simply for the enjoyment I got from watching the birds enjoying themselves for the time I had this feeder.
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Response from Admin
Mar 1, 2022
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to learn that this happened with your feeder. These comments and concerns have been shared with our Product Manager for review. The feeder is covered under a one year replacement policy. Reach out to us directly for assistance. Lauren
Great feeder no more pesky squirrels issues.
May 3, 2021
I purchased the squirrel slammer feeder in April 2021. Have not had any more problems with the squirrels since purchasing. The size is great the heavy plastic is strong enough that the squirrels can’t chew through. The only issue is the holes for the feeder would work better if smaller and round to help save on the seeds falling out. Other than that I’m very satisfied. Nice work.
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Better than some feeders I've had
Apr 12, 2021
Lose a lot of seed with this feeder (out the feeding ports- to the ground). Also, the ports can clog up during rain.
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