Squirrel-X X8 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches - 2.5 lb

$61.99
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Squirrel-X X8 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches - 2.5 lb 9 2.8 5 1
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  • Integrated spring-loaded perch design shuts all ports simultaneously when the weight of a squirrel or larger bird is applied to the perches or lid
  • Elongated tube prevents squirrels from accessing the ports from the top
  • Wide top opening for easy filling and cleaning
  • Large viewing window lets you know when it's time to refill
  • Cap is nestled within the tube to keep squirrels from accessing seed
  • Holds up to 2.5 lb of mixed seed or sunflower

Feed birds (not squirrels!) with the revolutionary Squirrel-X8 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder! If a squirrel or larger bird tries to feed on any of the 4 spring-loaded perches, the X8's integrated design shuts every port simultaneously. And if a squirrel tries to hang from the top, the X8's weight-sensitive lid shuts every port, while the elongated tube further deters racketeering rodents. The cap is nestled within the tube to keep squirrels from accessing the seed. The large viewing window lets you know when it's time to refill, and the wide top opening makes cleaning and refilling a breeze! With a 2.5 lb. seed capacity, the Squirrel-X8 keeps songbirds happy and coming back for more!

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.

Birds that use this feeder

American GoldFinch
American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Blue Jay
Cardinal
Cardinal
Wren
Carolina Wren
Chickadee
Chickadee
House Finch
House Finch
Nuthatch
Nuthatch
Purple Finch
Purple Finch
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Squirrel-X™ X8 Squirrel-Resistant Bird Feeder with Spring-Loaded Perches, 2.5 lb Capacity
Capacity 2.5 lb
Dimensions 18"h x 7"w x 7"d
Mounting Hang
Squirrel-Resistant Yes
Construction Metal & plastic
Made In China
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2.8 out of 5 stars
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Soggy & frozen bird seed
1
Feb 17, 2024
This is by far the worst bird feeder I’ve purchased. It allows moisture to get inside the seed area and then the bird feed either swells or freezes. Money lost on this one.
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Response from Admin
Feb 20, 2024
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this is happening with your feeder. We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Our feeders have a 30 day return period at the retailer where it was purchased. They have a one year replacement policy.
This birdfeeder, although seems well ...
1
Jul 10, 2023
This birdfeeder, although seems well built & looks good, it's garbage! Every time it rains, the birdseed will clump up & you will have to painstakingly break up the seed to remove.
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Response from Admin
Jul 14, 2023
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We're sorry to hear that this is happening with your feeder and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager for review. It has a 30 day return policy. We recommend returning to your local retailer for assistance with a return if you are not satisfied.
Not as advertised
1
May 1, 2023
Not as advertised, you can't use seed mixes in this. The holes that feed the seed out of the main tube are way too small. It might work for pure millet but that's about it. It doesn't attract squirrels though, so I guess that's a plus but that's only because not a living thing, squirrel or bird, can get any seed out of this thing.
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Response from Admin
May 4, 2023
This feeder is designed to hold up to 2.5 lb of mixed seed or sunflower. We are sorry to hear about your experience and have shared your feedback with the Product Manager. Please feel free to give us a call directly with any questions, we're happy to help!
Birds do not like this ...
1
Dec 19, 2022
Birds do not like this feeder.
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Response from Admin
Dec 20, 2022
We are sorry to hear about this! Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to adjust to a new feeder. You may want to try relocating it or temporarily removing any established feeders until this one is being utilized. Please feel free to contact us directly at 800-352-9164 for additional assistance. We're happy to help!
Not thrilled
5
Oct 2, 2022
Once a squirrel lands on a perch and locks the black sunflower seeds down, I need to reset it so birds can get seeds again. Squirrels have chewed the clear plastic on the inside of the feeder and created sharp edges. Black sunflower seeds do not readily fall into the small seed cup - I need to give the feeder a shake for seeds to fill cup.
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It took awhile
5
Oct 2, 2022
It took awhile before any birds would eat out this bird feeder, but now they swarm. The squirrels can't get anything out of this bird feeder.
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Feeder
4
Oct 2, 2022
The feeder works great for keeping the squirrels away but the seed doesn’t fall freely. There’s nothing blocking the seed from falling, it seems like the openings could be a little bigger. I use sunflower hearts.
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No Birds
3
Oct 2, 2022
I bought 2 of these feeders, hoping to keep the squirrels away. NO birds use the feeders. I filled both feeders weeks ago and they are still full. Waste of money.
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Yes and No
4
Oct 2, 2022
Seems to be squirrel resistant and they have not been able to damage it (yet?) However, larger feed like sunflower do not flow well; even smaller feed like ‘waste free’ doesn’t seem to present itself well. Each day I twirl the feeder to get more out to where the birds can access it.
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