Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Squirrel-Be-Gone® weight activated system prevents squirrels from feeding
- Durable, all-metal construction with removable roof peak
- Can be hung or pole mounted
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower, safflower, or mixed seed
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- Measures 11 inches long by 14 inches wide by 14 inches high
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateBirds will not come to feeder.
I have been admiring this bird feeder for some time and finally decided to purchase one. In 3 days we had just ONE bird visit it despite having so many birds in our feeders, that I often joke we need an air traffic controller in the yard! I placed it in 3 different locations and even put it on our pole that has a seed tray underneath. The birds ate the few seeds I put on the tray and ignored the feeder. It only took an hour for one squirrel to figure out how to get to the seeds. I put the feeder under a baffle hanging from a branch. He would jump down from the baffle onto the perch and configure himself so the perch would not close. If this thing is called Squirrel Be Gone, why all the replies from the relations people telling us it must be placed where the squirrels can't get to it. Simply doesn't work as advertised. Sorry!Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Birds are creatures of habit and can take a few days or weeks to become accustomed to a new food source in their environment. To encourage the birds to try the feeder, we recommend placing it near a water source such as a waterer or bird bath.
We appreciate this feedback and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review RateNo buy
Bird feeder # 338 Terrible...mounting is not good, hard to secure roof, squirrels simply knock off hook (1st yr engineer)Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are sorry to learn that the clever squirrels have been knocking the lid off this feeder.
When the lid is placed on the feeder, the red weather vane can be turned to lock it into place. We appreciate the time taken to share this experience and have shared these concerns with our Product Managers.
Squirrels are also expert jumpers, so it is important to mount the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching points and 4 feet from the ground. Adding cayenne pepper to the seed is another easy way to help deter these pesky critters. The squirrels won't like it and it won't bother the birds at all!
Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions.
Review Ratecountry style feeder
loved this feeder until the screw on top fell apart-called the company to order the part-sorry we don't do that! The feeder was useless to me so I threw it out-that was a costly mistake!Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing these comments! We apologize as replacement parts are not available due to low demand. However, we appreciate your interest in parts and have shared this feedback with our Product Managers.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any questions or for additional assistance.
We bought this from Wayfair over 2 weeks ago an no birds! What is the instruction for that lever? No instructions. What is the difference between Squirrel-Be-Gone "II" and the one we have?Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear the desired results were not seen. Depending on the species and age of squirrels in your area, you will want to experiment with different settings. To increase tension of the perch bar, lower the adjustment pin. Likewise, to decrease tension, raise the pin to a higher slot position.
Birds are creatures of habit and will take time to adjust to a new feeder in their environment. We recommend placing a shiny pie plate filled with bird seed under the feeder to help attract them to the feeder.
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 RateHorrible feeder
I’d give it a zero if that were an option. Don’t waste your money! Squirrels can easily open the top, climb in and eat the seed. The hopper holds water, and the seed molds. It is nearly impossible to clean the feed trough area. Horrible design!Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help!
Review Ratesquirrels take roof off "squirrel-proof" barn feeder
I also am disappointed as it did not take squirrels long to figure out how to remove the roof and get at the food. I love the look of the feeder and would like suggestions on how to secure the roof so the squirrels cannot get it off but not too complicated for when I want to refill. We have it hanging near our lilac tree and the red stands out. HelpResponse From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry to hear of this experience! While we do not have any recommendations on how to modify the feeder, we do have some tips on how to keep the squirrels away.
It is important to remember that squirrels can jump. Therefore, we recommend keeping the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching points and four feet off the ground. Squirrels are also very persistent. Adding cayenne pepper to the seed will also help as they cannot stand the spicy taste, however it will not bother the birds at all.
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 RateDon't buy it.
So disappointed with this feeder. Putting the top back on after filling it is very hard. The squirrels have also figured out how to get the top off and the seed gets ruined. I would NOT recommend this feeder at all.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! The information is appreciated and has been shared with our Product Managers.
Squirrels will go to great lengths for a taste of bird seed. To help force them to interact with the squirrel resistant features of the feeder, we recommend keeping the feeder at least 12 feet away from launching spots and four feet off the ground.
For further tips and assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973). We are happy to help!
Review RateNot squirrel proof
I bought this feeder to deter the squirrels but they figured it out in about 1 hour. It is a pretty feeder, a little fussy to take off the roof and put back on.
Review RateDidn’t last very long
Lasted only on season then the squirrels chewed the lip of the window and pushed it in. Leaving an open front door to all the seeds they can eat.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
To force the squirrels to interact with the weight-activated system, we recommend placing the feeder at least 12 feet away from any type of launch pad (tree, fence..etc) and at least four feet off the ground.
Squirrels also dislike cayenne pepper and safflower seed. The pepper does not bother the birds at all and the safflower seed is nutritious for birds! To repel the squirrels, we recommend adding a little of each to the seed.
This feeder is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review RateGreat value, long lasting feeder
We have had this feeder for at least 12 years. It is finally showing some wear so will replace it with the same feeder. Squirrels hate it, birds love it. Ours is pole mounted with a baffle but we have had smart squirrels who figure out how to jump onto the top from a tree but they have no luck. We have no problem with the top fitting securely and we have lots of cardinals who seem to like to sit up top beside the finial as if to say "Who is the prettiest?"
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Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips
Hanging Your Feeder
- Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators. more»
- Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks. more»
Wild Bird Feeders - FAQs
Protecting Birds FAQs
Q: What can I do about the cat that keeps visiting my feeder?
A: If it is your neighbor's precious Fluffy, you may want to suggest that they tie a bell around the cat's neck to alert the birds when the cat is near. more»
Q: How do I discourage squirrels and raccoons?
A: Here are a few simple and effective suggestions for keeping the squirrels and raccoons off your feeder. more»
Bird Seed FAQs
Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?
A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed. It is best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. more»
Q: How do I prevent seeds from sprouting under my feeder?
A: You will need to sterilize your seed to prevent it from germinating. This will not alter the attractiveness or the nutritional value of the seed in any way more»
Q: Birds at my feeder look sick, what should I do?
A: The best thing to do is to stop feeding the birds temporarily. Remove the feeders and throw out all of the seed. Thoroughly wash your feeders as suggested in Tips for a clean feeding station. more»
Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?
A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:
- Remove all old seed.
- Soak feeder in water.
- Scrub feeder and allow to air dry. more»
Feeder Types FAQs
Q: I own the Window Feeder. Lately it won't stick to the window. What can I do?
A: The first suggestion is to slightly moisten the cups. If you have already tried moistening the suction cups, we have a few other tips. more»
Q: Will I find only finches at my finch feeder?
A: No. Pine Siskins, Redpolls, Mourning Doves, Juncos, Towhees, and Cowbirds are all attracted to thistle seed.