|Photo Credit: Jim Martin, Ohio Department of Natural Resources|
As you’ve probably experienced, squirrels and backyard birds don’t mix. Don’t allow these cute and fuzzy thieves make off with the food that was meant for your birds. Below, we’ll talk about the three best squirrel proof bird feeders on the market so you can get back to feeding your birds, and those pesky squirrels can get back to eating their acorns.
Squirrel Buster Plus A best-seller for people with ongoing squirrel problems. Bird lovers have used this feeder for years with proven results. Squirrels attempting to access the perch are instantly locked out of the seed supply because their weight shuts the feeding ports. Also, if you want to feed only small songbirds, simply adjust the tension so that larger birds like grackles and jays can’t access the feeder. Watch this video to see it in action!
Absolute II Squirrel Proof Feeder Like the Squirrel Buster Plus, the Absolute II has a weight controlled feeding mechanism that shuts down when a squirrel attempts to access the seed. This feeder is very popular among birders and has been a long-time favorite. Aside from its high quality construction and the fact that it has stood the test of time, the thing that makes this feeder attractive to birders is that you can view a lot of different birds at once with the two extra long feeding perches on each end. Click here for the best price on the Absolute II Squirrel Proof Feeder.
Sky Cafe Feeder This super-stylish feeder’s clear construction lets you get a great view of the birds. The slippery baffle repels squirrels with ease. Squirrels will try to sneak their way down to the feeder, but they’ll be launched off every time! View the hilarious video here.
There are tons of ‘squirrel proof’ feeders on the market, many of which don’t live up to that name. I’ve heard of people going through two or three cheap feeders that the squirrels have chewed up or simply outsmarted. Purchase a durable, proven feeder the first time and you won’t have to go through the headache and expense of buying a new one after the first proves ineffective. I’m positive that one of the three models above will stop your squirrels in their tracks and you’ll probably have some good laughs at their expense. Happy bird watching!
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