Squirrel-X X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches - 4.2 lb

Squirrel-X X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches - 4.2 lb 26 3.2 5 1
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  • Integrated spring-loaded perch design - a squirrel's weight shuts all 4 ports
  • Wide top opening for easy filling
  • Metal frame, reinforced metal tabs and metal-covered hanging wire built to resist squirrel chewing
  • Seed diverter helps to keep seed flowing and fresh
  • Satin nickel finish
  • Holds up to 4.2 lb of seed

Feed birds (not squirrels!) with the revolutionary Squirrel-X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder! If a squirrel tries to feed on any of the 4 spring-loaded perches, the X1’s integrated design shuts every port simultaneously, stopping racketeering rodents right in their tracks. From cardinals and grosbeaks to finches and more, songbirds love the X1’s long, broad perches. The wide top opening makes refilling a breeze. The X1’s reinforced metal tabs and metal-covered hanging wire are built to resist squirrel chewing. Its large, 4.2 lb seed capacity lasts longer between refillings, and the built-in seed diverter keeps seeds flowing to hungry birds. With a satin nickel finish and a rugged metal frame, the Squirrel-X1 combines strength & style to bring you the ultimate in squirrel-resistant bird feeding and your best defense against squirrels!

Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a bird feeder successfully squirrel-proofed is the placement. Place your bird feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from. When hanging from a pole by a hook, it is recommended that the hook have at least a 16” distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proof success.

Cleaning: Dirty bird feeders spread disease. We recommend cleaning your feeders weekly, or monthly at a minimum. Do not put your feeder in the dishwasher as the high temperatures can permanently damage the feeder parts. Clean your feeders outdoors with a large bucket, and always wear gloves when cleaning. Soak your feeder in a 9:1 solution of water and bleach for 15 minutes. Then use a bird feeder brush to scrub the feeder with dish soap and water. Refill when completely dry.

Squirrel-X™ X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches, 4.2 lb capacity
Sku # 11-SQU-X-1
Capacity 4.2 lb
Dimensions 15.5"h x 6.25"w x 12"d
Mounting Hang
Squirrel-Resistant Yes
Construction Metal & plastic
Made In China
Patent D679,059
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Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
26 Reviews
4% of customers
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5 stars 12 (46%)
4 stars 2 (8%)
3 stars 5 (19%)
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I cannot fiquire out how ...
Jul 31, 2023
I cannot fiquire out how to put the springs back in,very frustrating. Cannot use it at this point cannot find assemby instructions on u tube. Can you help me out with this.
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Response from Admin
Aug 3, 2023
Thank you for this feedback. We do not have instructions available for how to insert the springs. The instructions for this feeder can be found at the link below. https://www.perkypet.com/media/wysiwyg/pp/pdf/MORE_BIRDS_Squirrel-X_No._11_X1_1aa99ec9-af4d-4c24-817d-954c12120bce.jpg The feeder has a one year replacement policy. Reach out to us via the Contact Us page with any additional questions.
Better cleaning directions needed
Apr 7, 2023
My only problem with the Squirrel X 1 its trying to clean it. The drain holes get clogged. Seeds can wet in a severe rain storm. I can use the hose on the feeder compartments but not the base. Need good disassembly directions!
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squerrel x works great.
Nov 29, 2022
squerrel x works great. the gray squirels were taking over the feeder and now they cannot get in. works as described and I am saving alot of money on feed for the birds. the squirrels emptied the feeder every day. now I can go two weeks between fills.
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Not effective bird feeder
Oct 2, 2022
Seed becomes wet easily and birds will not sit and eat at the feeder. Difficult to keep clean and clean when seed gets wet and becomes moldy. Will try one more time and if it doesn't work, out it goes to the junk. Certainly not worth the money I paid for it.
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Too Hard to Clean
Oct 2, 2022
The biggest complaint I have is the amount of disassembly and reassembly required, with 8 screws and 2 springs to take it apart for thorough cleaning. I like to clean my feeders every couple weeks and it's a real time consuming chore with this feeder. That's enough to keep me from ever buying another one, and the reason I didn't give this a higher star rating. This feeder is good at being squirrel resistant, until they figure out how to hang upside down from the top. So, it needs a baffle above it. It has helped my seed last longer. The larger birds like starlings are just heavy enough to partially activate the spring to close the feeder ports about half way, preventing them from raiding all the seed. The seed stays fairly dry and there are 3 compartments if you want to use different types of seed in each one. Larger seeds like peanuts may block the feeding ports once in awhile, but it works great with black oil sunflower and the waste free bird seed mix. It also holds a lot of seed so you're not having to refill it daily. The design looks nice and allows for viewing all the birds visiting at one time, which I really appreciate.
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squirrels can still chew the plastic and ruin this feeder
Oct 2, 2022
At first, I really liked this feeder, but the squirrels figured out how to stand on the pole without closing the guard tight so they chewed the plastic and the seed leaks out now. My second complaint is about the wire hanger they use which the wires break and cut my hands when I carry the feeders to fill them. Actually, I live on a lake with a lot of wind and they swing in the wind so hard that one of the wires broke and the feeder was on the ground with my squirrels enjoying themselves on Christmas morning.
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Can't put it back together
Oct 2, 2022
I removed the base of the feeder to clean and can't get the springs with the little hooks that protrude into the proper position. The feeder is now permanently in the closed-up-so-the-squirrels-can't-get-in mode. Do the sharp ends of these springs point up or down? What keeps the tube from dropping down when lightweight birds are feeding? I need a visual. Cleaning directions are too vague for me.
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It Works!
Oct 2, 2022
Squireel -X X-1. 6th feeder I have tried. This one works! Squirrels are completely frustrated. Had an Audubon one that was supposed to be squirrel proof- the feeding hatches on two sides closed with pressure but the squirrels learned (in 3 days) to hang on the sides. They no longer even try with this one. Designed by someone with mechanical thoughtfulness.
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Squirrel proof?
Oct 2, 2022
I bought a squirrel x bird feeder supposed to be squirrel proof I don't think so this was an expensive bird feeder and the birds love it but of it squirrel proof it should not look like this after a few days
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Great feeder
Oct 2, 2022
I've had my Squirrel-X™ X1 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder for a little over 2 years and I love it!! I've always enjoyed bird watching and feeding them gives me great joy! I have 4 grandchildren who also live with us and they love finding birds at the feeder. They get so excited and it always brings a smile to my face to hear 1 or more of them squeal with delight. I'm a Breast Cancer survivor of 18 months and my husband and I bought this to help me take my mind off 'things'. It sits outside my bedroom window and I can watch over 15 varieties of birds to include Painted Buntings! I started out with 1 pair of Cardinals to 5 breeding pairs who come now, along with nuthatches, house wrens, small and medium woodpeckers, yellow bellied sapsucker and so many more all possible because this is such a great feeder! It's been a great squirrel proof feeder until today. Just today I saw 1 of 20 different squirrels hanging by his back feet on the hanger wire and munching out on my birds feed. I have a squirrel feeder set up just for them but this seed must be really special. Anyhow, I'm going to find a baffle to add at the top. Right now I have a 12' round plastic lid with a large hole in it acting as a top baffle. At first I found cleaning it a challenge until I found that 'magic little spot' where the spring fits. Then it was a breeze. It is time consuming with all the nuts and bolts, but if that's what it takes to keep those fuzzy buzzards out of my bird feed so be it. This is my 3rd bird feeder from your company and I love the quality and the workmanship! Keep up the good work and thank you for a quality product.
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