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
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?"
Review RateSturdy and Does The Job!
Perky-Pet Squirrel Be Gone is doing the job. First day I put it out, my squirrel tried and tried but no luck. He even sat on the roof, trying to figure it out. I do have a another feeder near my fence which he feeds on. He no longer attempts the Perky Pet feeder. 3 birds at a time can feed on the perch. I had no trouble putting it together or removing the roof. If only these customers would read the instructions more carefully, they could easily do it. Feeder made to last!
Review RateProblem with roof
I bought the perky pet squirrel be gone green feeder with copper roof and for the life of me cannot get the chimney to line up to keep the roof on. I just spent 45 minutes working on this and I'm ready to explode! This should not be this difficult and a friend has one and says hers works. I wonder if there is some sort of alignment problem??Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and are happy to help.
With the roof off, look at the direction of the locking mechanism under the chimney. Make sure it is pointing at the same angle as the slot it will slide through. Place the roof down onto the feeder (the back of the roof is flush with the back of the feeder). While pushing the roof down firmly, turn the chimney a quarter turn and the lock should be in place.
Our feeders are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateGreat product;s and better customer service
Great product and even better customer service. I just got off the phone with a lovely customer service rep explaining the top of my feed has a weather vane that holds the roof of the feeder on. I told her it broke and she told me they don't have replacement parts. She asked me to hold for a minute. When she came back to the phone she said that they are going to replace the whole feeder. I was shocked, but it just goes to see that there are company's and their people that work for them that REALLY care about their customers.
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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.