Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder - Specifications
- Weight activated ports slam shut under squirrel's weight
- Metal base & ports prevent squirrel damage
- Clear cover protects birds as they feed
- 3.5 lb seed capacity
What's in the Box:
- 1 wild bird feeder
- 3.5 lb seed capacity
- 3 feeding stations
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateSquirrel tube feeds birds great.
Squirrels open and get into the tube when low and then can not get out. Be prepared to start a squirrel rescue procedure at your home. Birds don’t mind if there’s a squirrel in the tube or not! I have photos.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 care about the safety of animals and are happy to help!
Review RateBlue Jays
So far so good! Squirrels aren't my problem as I have a baffle on the pole. It's Stellar Jays, worse than squirrels! I have spent a fortune on feeders trying to find a blue jay proof feeder, and I think I have finally found it. The Jays are putting it through the test, jumping up on the grips so we'll see how well it holds up. P.S. Stellar Blue Jays are beautiful birds...I don't want to give them a totally bad rap.
Looking forward to using our new squirrel slammer birdfeeder. Living in the forested country in southern BC, we have a variety of critters that are attracted to feeders, squirrel, deer, coons, bears & the occasional rat. One thing we have learned to do is bring the feeders inside overnight that saves a lot of late night visitors.
Review RateVery inhumane
Squirrel Slammer lived up to its name! A small squirrel managed to open the top and go head first into the halfway filled feeder. It either suffocated on seed or baked in the hot sun before I found it with only it's tail exposed. The feeder is in the garbage!Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
Perky-Pet® strives to create high-quality feeders for our customers and the birds to enjoy. We are very sorry to hear to hear about this unusual experience and appreciate the feedback, which will be shared with our Product Managers.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Poorly constructed. Was up less than 24 hours found in pieces. The 2 sections of this feeder were connected by thin plastics. Great idea and I had high hopes but no to be due to cheap constructionResponse From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Perky-Pet® is known for its long history of providing high-quality products. We regret that you received something not meeting this standard. We would like to learn more about this experience and take this opportunity to make things right.
Our feeders are backed by a 30 day return policy and covered under a one year warranty for replacement. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.
Review RateAmazon Review, GreatGreat product. Has produced much action by visiting birds. Easy to use and upkeep. Looks great also. Thinking of getting another.
Review RateAmazon Review, Good BirdfeederI've enjoyed watching the Squirrels make their attempts at the birdfeeder and so far, they've been unable to get at the seed. The birds do seem to be able to get to the seed, but I've learned that cracked corn doesn't work very well. For several days, the birds left the feeder alone and it wasn't until I took a close look at the feeder that I realized that the corn at the bottom had clogged up. The space was simply too small to accommodate some of the large kernel fragments. With that in mind, we'll be using other kinds of bird seed, and will probably shy away from anything that has too much sunflower content.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI've seen a great number of "squirrel proof" feeders fail. Squirrels are pretty darn ingenious when it comes to gathering food. This one seems to be a pretty good deterrent, but I'll be honest about the one major failure of our "scientific" experiment: We left our other (non-squirrel proof) feeder up. The squirrels completely ignore this one and feast at the other one. The action idea behind this is pretty simple: The bottom rung is spring-loaded so anything heavier than a few ounces will cause it to drop, closing some trap doors around the seed dispensers. The plastic dome near the bottom is designed to keep squirrels from performing reach-around theft. Again, with a neighborhood full of squirrels, we've remarked at how they leave this feeder absolutely alone. We've seen a number of smaller birds (chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, etc..) have no trouble grabbing a snack on this feeder. It's too small to feed our horde of common grackles, which suits me just fine as well. Overall, we're very pleased with this feeder. Its construction is sturdy enough that I anticipate it will last for several seasons.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI must clarify that this bird feeder has only been out in the yard for a few weeks, but it seems to be doing a decent job at keeping the larger birds and sqirrels out of the seed. I think the term slammer is a bit harsh, implying it is loud, when in reality it is fairly quiet when closing. The squirrels haven't given up and one wouldn't expect them too. I have had other squirrel proof feeders that were eventually cracked by the rodents so I will have to post an update to this one in the future if that happens. Maybe I have super diabolical squirrels? The feed stays dry and the smaller birds enjoy a quick treet. It is well made, solid, and looks like it should last. When we get through the Minnesota winter I will update to follow up on durability of the clear plastic and painted metal. If you like a pretty feeder, this might be the one for you.
Review RateAmazon Review, Looking GoodSo far the item looks great - but I can't be sure of the squirrel proof capability until Winter and we're feeding the birds. I can't put sunflower seeds out now because we have a bear that LOVES to tear every feeder down...so I'll check back on function in a month or two - eh!??
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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 a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
- 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!