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Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeders
Perky-Pet® knows how frustrating it can be when squirrels raid your bird feeders. Not only do squirrels pilfer bird seed and make a mess, but they also chase those beautiful birds away. Look to a wide range of anti-squirrel bird feeders from Perky-Pet®, which is always developing new bird feeder designs to keep these pests from stealing from your feathered friends.
Here are some common questions asked by bird lovers as they search for squirrel resistant bird feeders:
- Where can I place a feeder to keep squirrels off it?
- What features should I look for in a squirrel proof or squirrel resistant feeder?
- How can I repel squirrels?
- Where can I find a bird feeder with a large squirrel baffle?
- How can I store seed to keep squirrels away?
Squirrel Resistant Bird Seed
Although squirrels love common bird seeds, such as black oil sunflower seed or corn, there are a few types of bird seed that squirrels don’t like to eat:
Safflower Seeds: Attract birds such as cardinals, chickadees and titmice, but have a bitterness that squirrels usually don't like.
Niger (Thistle) Seed: This seed attracts a variety of finches, but squirrels appear to leave this seed alone, most of the time.
Hot Pepper in Bird Food: Adding some hot pepper is another great way to keep squirrels away. Birds are not affected by the spicy flavor, but squirrels detest it and will usually avoid the peppered seeds.
By offering these seeds in your bird feeders, you can effectively feed the birds you love while limiting the food availability to squirrels.
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