Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Wild Bird Feeder
This Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Wild Bird Feeder features weight-activated seed protection and bird-preferred u-shaped perches. When a squirrel climbs on this feeder, its weight triggers ornate metal leaves to slide down and cover each of the six feeding ports to block the squirrel from feeding.
The feeder's cage and leaf designs are finished with a rustic red powder-coat, which protects the metal from the sun and weather elements. The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Wild Bird Feeder includes U-shaped perches that allow birds to feed comfortably from multiple angles.
The feeder stands 26 inches high, 7 inches wide and has a 1.75 lb seed capacity.
Attractive and functional, this feeder is sure to accentuate any setting, draw birds in to feed and drive squirrels back to their own feeders.
Wild Birds love:
- U-shaped perches
- Eating without squirrels nearby
- 6 feeder ports
- Weather-resistant elements
- Squirrel-repelling features
- Attractive design
- Hours of bird watching
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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight-activated shut-off
- Metal cage around seed reservoir
- Powder-coat finish on cage
- 6 feeding ports
- 1.75 lb seed capacity
- Metal cable hanging loop
- Screw-tight lid
What's in the Box:
- One bird feeder
- 1.75 lb seed capacity
- Dimensions: 26 in x 7 in
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If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your full merchandise cost. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateAttractive, but far from squirrel-proof.
1) This feeder is NOT all metal. The "frames" around the feeding ports are plastic, as is the transparent feed tube; and squirrels just love to chew on them. 2) While the weight-activated outer structure does frustrate squirrels, smaller seeds spill out of the ports and stick to the rim of the base, providing the little beasts with encouraging treats. 3) Damp or wet seed easily clogs the places where seed enters the feeding ports. Sure, this can be fixed by cleaning, but with the loss of expensive seed. 4) As the seed level lowers, the upper ports do not receive seed, while the lower ones clog (see 3). Although this feeder is attractive and in my experience birds have no trouble finding it and feeding from it, squirrels do the same -- no matter how high it hangs.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry to hear of your experience with this feeder and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback! These comments have been shared with our Product Managers.
Your satisfaction with your purchase is important to us! This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RatePiece of trash
I sure wish I'd researched this first. Its going back to the store tomorrow. A. There are no instructions on how to open to put seed inside and B. Now that I read there is no way to take it apart to clean it is a health risk to the birds. Clean it every two weeks? By soaking it in warm soapy water? Obviously you guys don't use the products you sell or your design would be efficient. This is far from it.Response From WoodstreambrandsElizabeth : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing your experience. To remove the lid, twist it about 1/4 turn and pull upwards. Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy. If the feeder has not yet been returned, we can help. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RatePoor design
The lid is terrible. The upper ring under the lod should ne metal or a pin should be used to keep the lid on. Squirrels destroyed my feeder. Way beyond 30 days. I modified the other one and it is indeed squirrel proof. When designing a squirrel resistant feeder, one must be smarter than the squirrel.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback! We appreciate these comments and have shared them with our Product Managers.
Placement of the feeder is very important when deterring squirrels. Please keep in mind squirrels can jump, so the feeder should be placed at least 12 feet away from a launching point and four feet off the ground.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance! Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateNo way to disassemble this to clean it???
Not a bad feeder, have had no problems with birds coming to it nor have I had issues with squirrels figuring out how to get into it. My issue is the fact that you cannot disassemble this feeder to clean it. What kind of nonsense is that? This feeder is caked with seed on the bottom and would need an ice pick to dislodge it. Wouldn’t it have been better to design it to allow it to be taken apart? Truthfully, I would not have purchased it if I’d known that ahead of time.
Review RatePerches are too small and hard for birds to see
It even took the titmouse a day to figure this bird feeder out. It looks like the perches can not be seen by the birds. I have watched them fly to it, hover around it and fly off and only very small birds can fit on it if they do finally figure it out. Cardinals are not using it. Disappointed, I will be returning it.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
This feeder is best used for chickadees, finches, nuthatches and titmice. Since birds are creatures of habit, it may take some time for them to adapt to a new feeder in their environment. Placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder will help attract them.
The feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy. If you would like to proceed with that option, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateWorks well if you put something over the lid preventing it being opened by squirrels.
This works great with one big exception. The lid. It took less than a month for our squirrels to figure out how to open it and then they chewed through the inner ring holding it together. Rendering it useless. However we have purchased another one only this time have put a large metal disc over the top. It acts as an umbrella for the birds but it keeps the squirrels from getting the lid open as well. Now it works great. So something for your design team to think about.
Review RateNot a good buy!!!!
This rating is for the feeder, and for the customer service. First off we have this Perky Pet feeder replacing a old ratty rusted feeder that the birds loved but we felt it looked bad. This new feeder does not attract birds. We tried different things, but still not success. We called the company and they asked three questions, said they can't do anything because it is over the 30 Day period, period. Not very friendly, nor helpful.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Birds are creatures of habit and can take time to try a new food source. We recommend placing a fresh water source near the new bird feeder. Also, placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder works well to entice the birds to the new feeder.
We hope this information was helpful! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review RateGood design!
The lid turns too easy. I installed a 1/2" copper pipe on top of the lid. So far I am happy with this squirrel be gone feeder.
Review RateNeed an additional piece so top cannot be loosened.
This worked well but within 10 minutes the squirrels figured out how to lift the top lid off. If they tried to enter from the top they could get stuck. Don't want to harm them. I solved the issue by cutting a 1" diameter piece of PVC the length of the hanging cable and slipping the cable through before hanging it. I first tried a less dense plastic and they managed to remove it.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To repel squirrels, we recommend placing the feeder at least 10 feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground. Adding cayenne pepper to the seed also works well as it will not affect the birds (since they have no sense of smell or taste) but will repel the squirrels.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
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Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Q: Where should I hang this feeder to keep squirrels away?
A: Squirrels are great jumpers, so hang any bird feeder at least 12 feet away from an "launch pad" and at least four feet from the ground. They're also well known for their ability to climb, so try hanging it off a smooth metal pole that doesn't provide them with footholds.
Q: How do I clean my bird feeder?
A: All bird feeders should be cleaned once every two weeks. The Squirrel-Be-Gone® Cylinder is relatively easy to clean.
First, unscrew the top cap and remove the bottom plug, and then empty any remaining seeds or debris. Next, rinse the cap, plug and seed reservoir and scrub with a mild soap-and-water solution. Use a soapy rag to wipe down the wire cage. Finally, rinse any remaining soap, reassemble and allow it to drip-dry before refilling with seed.
Q: I have more questions about squirrel-proofing my feeders, who should I contact?
A: First, look through the pages in our Squirrels 101 feature, which offers plenty of tips on keeping squirrels off your bird feeders. If you still have questions, you can contact us on Facebook or call our customer relations team at at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).