Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Wild Bird Feeder
- Product Review (submitted on January 8, 2019):
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.