Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Feeder - Specifications
- Ports close under a squirrel’s weight, preventing them from raiding seed supply
- Rustic metal finish
- U-shaped perches
What's in the Box:
- 1 Bird feeder
- 8 lb seed capacity
- 9 seed-dispensing ports
- Measures 10 inches long by 10 inches wide by 20.84 inches high
- Use with black oil sunflower seed, peanuts, and/or mixed seed
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review Ratechew toy for squirrels
squirrels chewed through the bottom portals within 48 hours of hanging. Even at the lightest setting, the squirrels could still access the portals.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To deter squirrels, we recommend placing feeders at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground. This will prevent them from climbing right onto the feeder and force them to come in contact with the weight-activated cage, blocking access to the ports.
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 RateWould not recommend purchase.
Had it for 2 weeks before squirrels chewed portals to get at seed. Ordered new portals which were out of stock 5 weeks ago and apparently are still unavailable. Too expensive a bird feeder for short amount of usage time.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. This product 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).
Horrible feeder! Sure isn't squirrel proof! Squirrel just hangs from the top and emptyed. The whole feeder!Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. To force the squirrels onto the weight-activated perches, we recommend hanging the feeder at least 12 feet away from any launching point and 4 feet up from the ground. This will prevent squirrels from jumping onto the feeder or being able to walk right out to it.
If further assistance is needed, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Review Ratefeeder rating
i have purched five of the squirrel begone feeders. intially the all work well. the after a while they dont work as well and the plastic rim that go around the hole come loose then the feed pours out. when they begin to not work properly the squirrels move in and chew them up pretty good. i think they should be made just a little stronger with the same concept.Response From WoodstreambrandsAnthony : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback, which shall be passed along to our Product Manager for consideration. Please note that our feeders are backed by a one-year warranty against damages.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for further assistance.
Review Ratedo not recommend
After 3 days the squirrels figured out to hang off the top of the feeder, get to the seed. Chewed up plastic ports so can't refill with seed, just runs right out.Response From WoodstreambrandsAnthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience, Kim, and are happy to help.
This feeder is covered under a one-year warranty against damages.
Please call our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we may offer further assistance.
Review Ratenot as advertised
the squirrel's destroyed the feeder in less than one week. plastic of any thickness will not stop the little rodents. I think you should look into what material will stop them or at lest slow them down.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback. We apologize for the experience. Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.
Review RateNot worth the money
Within 3 days the squirrels learned to hang off the top of the feeder to get seed. Chewed up openings down to bottom to bottom of feeders so seed just fell out when filling . Not a good purchase.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry to hear about this experience and appreciate the feedback.
Our feeders are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) so we can make this right.
Review RateYou Can't Fool a Squirrel
I purchased mine at Home Depot about three weeks ago. It is lovely and was working well until I found it on the ground with both springs out of the holes and all the feed gone. The springs were actually hanging outside of the decorative leaves from the top hooks. Squirrels are very clever. I had one heck of a time threading the springs back into place and re-hooking them. It took me over 30 minutes to do this. So far, the squirrels haven't had a go at it again. I do have a mini Squirrel-Be-Gone feeder that I purchased at the same time I bought this one. It is excellent and is made of metal with metal lattice around the feed cylinder. It is a pain to put feed in and hook it back up. Squirrels have yet to figure out how to get into this one, but I won't be surprised if they carry it away to have their buddies help them take it apart.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.
Adding cayenne pepper to the seed will not affect birds, as they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels. Placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet from the nearest launching off point, such as trees and decks, will deter these long-distance jumpers from reaching a feeder.
Keep in mind that out feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for any assistance needed.
Review RateSquirrels like this design
Squirrels are braking the ports without any problemResponse From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We regret to hear about this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more.
The cage on this feeder should drop down over the feeding port when a squirrel jumps onto it. Additional measures can be taken to repel determined squirrels. We recommend placing feeders at least 10 feet from the nearest jumping off point and 5 feet above the ground. Cayenne pepper can be added to seed. This will not affect birds, but squirrels will be repelled. They also do not care for safflower seed, but birds do.
Our feeders are covered by a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateLove the Look but needs to be Redesigned
Squirrels knocked over the bird feeder twice. The last time I found it in pieces on the ground. I was able to put it back together with a little trial and error. At first I wasn't sure where the springs and other pieces went. The second time the squirrel must have been really frightened as he went flying off with the feeder because even though half the bird seed was spread out on the ground, it was not touched. I keep an extra glass of water close by to throw at them to scare the squirrels away whenever I see them. Then the black birds arrived and took over the feeder scaring all the song birds away and eating the entire seed in a day's time! I called Perky-Pet but, although nice, she was unable to offer a solution other than to buy a new no-no mesh feeder with no perches. I had already spent just about $50 on this one so I was a little dismayed with her solution. If the perchs could be made adjustable so only the small birds could perch, perhaps it would help keep the black birds from feeding. Right now the weight of one black bird is not enough to close the seed opening.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the feedback.
Our feeders are covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year replacement warranty. The weight activated cage is adjustable so that larger birds can also be deterred from using the feeder. Other squirrel-deterrent measures can be taken. We recommend any of the following.
- Add cayenne pepper to the seed. It will not affect the birds since they have no sense of smell or taste, but will repel squirrels.
- Use safflower seed (or add it into the mix). It is nutritious and attracts a large variety of birds, but squirrels dislike it.
- Install a baffler above hanging feeders or below pole-mounted feeders.
- Place feeders at least ten feet away from launching spots, such as trees or decks, and at least five feet above the ground.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
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