Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 124
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SquirrelHater Complete Waste of Money
I was trying to find a way to prevent squirrels from getting into the bird feeders and saw this product. At first glance it seems like a good idea that would work. NOT!!! The unit is made of clear plastic. It took no time for the squirrels to eat through the plastic and completely destroy this bird feeder. Don't waste your money!! Very disappointed.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LMJ1909 Great Bird Feeder
No assembly required, easy to fill, keeps the seeds dry, the birds love it and use it. And, as a bonus, it keeps the squirrels out! Have not had to clean it yet so do not know how easy to clean, but looks like it won't be as difficult as some feeders I have used in the past.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CalicoJo The birds LOVE this feeder - Cardinal, Gold Finch, Nuthatch, Woodpecker, and more
I have several feeders, and this one is by far the favorite for the songbirds near me. I plan on getting another, since there are so many birds attracted to this one that they can't all fit!
I've had Cardinals, House Finches, Gold Finches, Nuthatches, Chickadees, 2 types of Woodpecker, Mocking Birds, and more that I can't think of off the top of my head. In addition, Mourning Doves love to bat clean up for any seeds the song birds drop.
I find myself filling it once a day, usually about 2-3 cups of seed (in those red plastic beer cups). I mostly use black oil sunflower seeds, but sometimes mix it up with some Audubon Park mix that also has peanut parts and tree nuts - its more expensive so I can't fill with that all the time, but they go NUTS for it! However, just black oil sunflower seeds is ample to keep a huge variety of birds happy.
I originally got one as a gift for my parents, then broke down and got one for myself and I have no regrets - like I said, I plan on buying at least one more.
Its very easy to fill from the top, and I bought an "S" hook that was located near the bird feeders in my local Home Depot so I could hang it from my gutter, and reach it easily enough to make refilling no problem.
This feeder is the hot spot for birds in my neighborhood. If you place it over a deck like I did, I recommend an outdoor rug below it to make seed hull clean up easier. This will be a VERY BUSY FEEDER!
July 31, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Feeder bottom can fall out with pressure from a smart squirrel
My wife loves to feed the birds and has had all manner of problems with the conventional plastic tube style hanging feeders that the squirrels inevitably find some method of destroying either by gnawing off the plastic bird perches or gnawing through the tube around the support mounts. When we saw this feeder we decided to give it a try due to its sturdier metal framed exterior. The product is very attractive however the bottom section of the feeder is a pressure fit using a couple of clips pressed out of the metal base that locate in holes in the feeder tube (best seen in the attached picture). We found the feeder still hanging with seed all over the ground after one bright squirrel figured out that it could push the bottom of the feeder out of its clips. We ended up making a small modification to the feeder which now has a couple of 3/4" stainless steel screws holding the bottom of the feeder in place. We went for stainless steel as they won't rust out in the rain. I know squirrels are smart but I haven't seen them wandering around the yard with a Philips screwdriver as yet, so I think this will keep it squirrel proof for a while longer. The only other drawback of the feeder is that the bottom 2-3" or so of the feeder tube isn't accessible for the birds, so you have to empty out the old leftover seed when re-filling to make sure it doesn't start to sprout! Overall a good idea that benefits from an easy modification to overcome its one weakness.
July 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by laura Super squirrel
I love this style of feeder. I had an old model that the squirrel chewed through the hanger. I repaired it several times until giving up and bought a new feeder. New one had a spring on the lid which I assumed would keep the squirrel away. I assumed wrong!! In 3 days the squirrel had managed to get the lid off, chew the plastic down about 2inches so there is nothing to reconnect the side spring too. I am upset, not with the feeder but with Mr Squirrel.
April 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AWHRH Not all squirrels will be gone!
Most of the time and for most squirrels this feeder does a good job and I would recommend it. But I have one squirrel that has found the way around the cage coming down and closing the entries to the food - hang onto the bottom of the feeder and the cage stays up and we have full access to all the free food!
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Works like a charm!
This product works as advertised. The weight of the average squirrel is sufficient enough to close the bird-feeding holes, and eventually the squirrel gives up and leaves. I love it!
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jacee Interesting Approach to Anti-Squirrel Bird Feeder
The theory is that the weight of a squirrel will cause the outside metal cage to slide down, covering the seed access with metal leaves. This mechanism slides easily and is adjustable, so it should work. We haven't had any squirrels test it yet. To fill, you have to hold the top cover open with one hand and scoop in seeds--messy but it works.
April 9, 2015