Best used for:CardinalsChickadeesFinchesNuthatchesTitmicePerky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder Have fun watching everything from finches and blue jays to juncos and cardinals when you add this Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder to your yard. Its designed with weight-activated perches that keep squirrels and even larger problem birds like blackbirds from getting to the seed, but the real standout point for this feeder is its country home-style look. The cutout shapes let the seed show through the windows and doors, and the bright red color adds a classic touch to your outdoor decor.Squirrel Proof Design To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder boasts multiple great features. First, is the feeder’s weight-activated perch, which is calibrated to support the weight of birds but not squirrels. When squirrels try to gain access to the seed, the ports close off under their weight. Birds can sit on the perch without activating it. The sensitivity can also be adjusted to keep out larger nuisance birds. In addition, the weathervane lid lock prevents squirrels from lifting the lid, while the metal frame discourages chewing.
To ensure a 100% squirrel proof feeder, placement is key! Hang the feeder with at least 18 inches of clearance on all sides so squirrels can’t easily reach the ports without activating the perch.Durable and Versatile This Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder has an all-metal construction designed to stand up to the weather and squirrel invaders. The metal is powder-coated in a bright red eye-catching color and provides enhanced rust resistance and durability. This feeder can be hung or pole mounted for versatile placement anywhere around your yard.Attractive, Rustic Style Birds and bird lovers alike can’t deny the charm of this delightful feeder. This unique feeder is styled after a country barn, complete with a bold red finish, galvanized metal roof, and windows. The roof-style lid is even topped with a traditional weathervane, which conveniently locks the lid in place.Easy to Clean Cleaning and filling is an effortless process thanks to the feeder’s convenient design. The removable roof and large opening make this feeder easy to fill with up to 8 lb capacity of black-oil sunflower seed, mixed seed, hulled sunflower seed, or safflower seed. Cleaning the feeder is also easy! We recommend cleaning the feeder at least every two weeks and regularly checking the seed to ensure it is free of insects and mold.Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder Model # 338 Height 14 inches Length 13.75 inches Width 11 inches Capacity 8 lb Food Type Black-oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower seed, mixed seed, or safflower seed Materials Metal, plasticOur 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority! If you are anything less than satisfied with your bird feeder or accessory, you may return the product within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your full purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!About Perky-Pet®:We have been the trusted experts in backyard bird feeding since 1958. Perky-Pet® delivers high quality, functional bird feeders and accessories that bring more birds to your backyard. Bringing nature to you™. More About Perky-Pet® »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® II Country Style Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight-activated perch closes off ports under squirrels' weight
- Durable, all-metal construction stands up against squirrels
- Removable roof and large opening for easy filling
- Powder-coated finish provides rust resistance and durability
- Can be hung or pole-mounted for versatile placement
- Holds up to 8 lb of black-oil sunflower seed, hulled sunflower seed, mixed seed, or safflower seed
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- Weight-activated perch
30-Day Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy
Your satisfaction with our bird feeders and service is our top priority!
If you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder or accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RatePoor design
While it looks attractive, this is a very poorly designed, ineffective bird feeder. It is cheaply made, and does not hold up well. The wall material is very thin, and the hanger, which attaches to the walls, causes the wall to bend, and the hanger slips out of the hole that it fits through. This causes the entire feeder to tip. It is also very difficult to load when there is snow or ice, as the top part that needs to spin will freeze up and not move. Lastly, and here's the biggest problem, it is not waterproof. The roof is poorly designed and does not fit well enough to cover the seed, causing water to enter, and spoil the seed! I got this product a year ago, and wanted to give it a full year before posting this review so that I could give an accurate assessment. I would advise people to not buy this feeder.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your comprehensive feedback on this feeder and have shared your comments with our Product Managers. If there is very heavy rain, most feeders need to be taken inside to prevent their seed from being spoiled. Please contact us directly at 855-737-5973 for suggestions on how best to place and use this feeder, we're happy to help!
Review Ratevery poor design
The roof overhang in the front is way to short; even without wind in a very calm spot, the bird sees get wet. Needs at least another inch of overhang.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for this feedback! We've shared your suggestion with our Product Managers. If the seed is only getting wet in a driving rain, try adjusting the direction of the feeder so the rain is less likely to fall on the seed tray. Please feel free to contact us directly at 855-737-5973 for more tips and suggestions, we're happy to help!
Review RateNot suitable for the west coast
This bird feeder is not suitable for the pacific west coast. When it rains the seeds tend to stick together. After 3 or 4 days of rain it becomes a real problem and the birds ignore it. I have to take the feeder, empty the seed and get rid of sticky stuff. Dry the feeder, put dry seed in and do it all again if it continues to rain for more than 3-4 days, I repeat the process It's probably great for dryer climates.Response From WoodstreambrandsJules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Lee! If there is a significant amount of rain, we recommend bringing the feeder indoors, or placing the feeder in an area that has protection, such as just under a porch awning. For more tips on protecting your feeders from the rain, feel free to reach out to our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-737-5973. We're happy to help!
Review RateExcellent ProductLove the heavy weight
Bird Feeder is very well made
Have not had one squirrel access feeder
Review Ratesquirrel-proof roof?
My issue is with the rotating metal T piece that holds the roof to the base. Twice now I have found the roof on the ground and the seed ruined by rain. I am trying a bungee cord around the unit to secure the roof. Any retrofits to solve this problem!Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear about this and would like to know more. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance. We're happy to help!
Review RateCute and holds a lot but not practical.
Pros: -Love the look -Squirrel proof (as long as your attach the roof all the way) -Holds a lot of seed so you don't need to constantly refill! Cons: -Not much room for the birds! I really don't know why this can't be two sided. It's just the one side with the one "bench". The other side is just metal. I wish they constructed this as two sided so no matter which way it faced the birds could eat! If it faces the window (so I can see the birds), the birds have to fly past the feeder and do a 180 in order to get to the seed, because the back of the feeder is facing the bushes. If it faces the bushes so the birds can get to it easier, I can't watch them. It would have been easy to make it two sided. Also, it really is a small space and birds are territorial, so usually only one or maybe two birds can feed at a time (as opposed to posted feeders).
Review RateNOT squirrel and chipmunk proof!!!
Our squirrels and chipmunks have never eaten better.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear the furry thieves remain undettered! Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance with our 30-day gurantee and 1-year replacement policy. We would also like to know more about your experience.
Review RateSquirrels are having a feast
Not at all squirrel proof. My feeder is pole mounted with a squirrel baffle under it. The squirrels will jump the four feet up to the perch. They started getting to the seed by hanging from the roof after less than a day to get at the seed. Seeing the seed behind the window, they then gnawed the plastic tab from under one of the windows so that they can sit on the perch and empty the feeder of most of the seed. That happened after a couple of days. Would be a great feeder if you don't have squirrels.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear the furry thieves are still stealing your birdseed! When placing feeders, we recommend locations at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points to deter the local squirrels. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for assistance with our 30-day guarantee and 1-year replacement policy.
Review RateHappy with purchaseNice bird feeder and worked well it will keep squirrels and large birds out
Review RatePretty but seed life issues
This beautiful feeder is a joy in most aspects, but I am beginning to believe the perfect feeder does not exist. This one holds a lot of seed but I wouldn't recommend fully filling it due to issues with moisture in the hot summer rains...no matter how I try to protect it, I am having a terrible time with seed getting caught in the feeder slots & even sprouting. Have only had the feeder 3 wks & yes, I do clean it often. Is there a dome cover large enough to help shield it from rain? As for deterring squirrels it does a pretty good job of making them slide off the roof. Regardless, mine has some deep gouges which I can hardly be from squirrels. Raccoon maybe...
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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.