Perky-Pet® Squirrel Shield Tube Feeder - Specifications
- Caged port protects seed from squirrels
- Eliminates seed scattering
- Removable base for easy cleaning
- Can be hung or pole mounted
- Made of Metal
- 1 lb seed capacity
What's in the Box:
- 1 Wild bird feeder
- 1 lb seed capacity
- 4 feeding ports
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSquirrel FrustrationOK. No bird feeder keeps all the squirrels away all of the time. But this one comes pretty close. The birds actually get a large share of the seed. The only problem is that this feeder is too small for large birds. Our grosbeaks do stop to eat a seed or two but they're obviously uncomfortable when they do. The woodpeckers don't even bother to give it a try.Complain to Perky-Pet. Maybe they'll understand the need for an up-scaled model for our 2X and 3X feathered friends.
Review RateHome Depot Review, Keeps squirrels awayGot it to feed the cardinals, I must my finicky birds in yard. I filled it with cardinal blend bird seed, they fly up to it, sit on the pegs and look at the feed. At least while the birds are still figuring out if they want to use it or not, squirrels eating the feed has not been an issue. I will have to write another review after birds start using.
Review RateHome Depot Review, A Finch FavoriteMy family enjoys backyard birding so we like to try out different bird feeders. This one is made of a metal cap and ports and an acrylic tube. The metal cap is secured to the hanging wire so that it slides up and down for easy re-filling. I liked that none of the black-oil sunflower seeds spill out from the ports when I fill up the bird feeder, and the two vertical slits in each port prevents larger birds or squirrels from accessing the seeds. Even though we have already have a finch feeder, the American Goldfinches and House Finches in our yard seem to prefer this feeder. One downside is that the bottom two ports are not parallel with the top two ports, as shown in the photo, but I don't know if that was intentional in the design
Review RateHome Depot Review, A squirrel\'s worst nightmareThis Perky-Pet Squirrel Shield Bird Feeder has feeder port guards that are pretty cleverly designed-- the local wrens and finches can easily enjoy a snack, but a squirrel would be stymied if it tried to get at the feeder's tasty contents. The guard on each port appears to be large enough to distribute the seeds to birds, but is designed such that a squirrel can't get his snout in far enough to swipe the seeds. That guard, coupled with a metal overhang, prevents the ravenous rodents from ever getting a meal. And I noticed the design also helps prevent a lot of seed dropping/loss from wind, or hungry birds. The only negative I see in this feeder is the thickness of the acrylic tubing-- it's awfully thin, barely enough bulk to withhold the weight of the beefy, well-made ports. That said, I'd still recommend it.
Review RateHome Depot ReviewThe Perky-Pet Squirrel Shield Bird Feeder just might be the trick to deter the squirrels! No assembly required, just fill the feeder with seed. Great design for cleaning and filling. I have tried many products to eliminate the squirrels’ thievery and I think this one has out smarted the squirrels. I would highly recommend this product for the design and durability.
Review RateHome Depot ReviewWe currently have many bird feeders keeping our featherd friends very happy. Of course the squirrels are in competition to get at the food. NOT WITH THESE FEEDERS! No matter how hard they try they can not get the food out with their sharp claws or tip the feeder on it's side to let the seeds fall out. I was pleased that the birds took to the feeder almost immediately. We love the three different chambers that can hold three different seeds to keep everyone happy. The plastic is thinner than other feedres. Not sure how many squirrel attacks and winters it will last.
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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»
- Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
- Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean. 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»
Frequently Asked Questions:
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 and best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco and goldfinch. This seed is accepted by the greatest variety of birds.
Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.
Niger (Thistle Seed) is imported from Africa and Asia. Niger won't germinate, but it does have a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.
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.
- Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
- Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled.
- Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.
Q: What is the importance of providing water for wild birds?
A: Wild birds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need seed. Birds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also for bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide birds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for birds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy. By adding a water source, you also can attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. You may even attract more colorful birds that don't eat seed, but are in need of water!