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Best used for:ChickadeesFinchesNuthatchesTitmicePerky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder - 2-Pack Attract a variety of wild birds to your backyard with the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder - 2 Pack. Make your home the delight of your feathered friends with enough perches for the whole flock. The metal frame features carved leaves and is coated in a rustic deep brown finish to withstand the elements while retaining a dull shine. To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder offers a weight-activated Seed Shield™ so squirrels can’t gain access to the seed supply. In addition to its squirrel-resistant features, the Squirrel-Be-Gone® III is also a favorite of birds. This feeder will make a charming addition in any backyard setting, and two feeders will feed twice as many birds.Squirrel Proof Seed Shield™ To offer defense against squirrels, this feeder boasts multiple great features. First, is the feeder’s weight-activated Seed Shield™, which is calibrated to support the weight of birds but not squirrels. When squirrels try to gain access to the perches, the ornamental leaves close off the ports under their weight. Birds can sit on every perch without activating it. In addition, the twist-lock cap prevents squirrels from lifting the lid, while the metal frame discourages chewing around the ports.
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.Attract More Birds With less competition from squirrels, birds won’t be able to resist the Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder! It features nine feeding ports with U-shaped perches so multiple birds can dine at the same time and you can enjoy a better view. In addition, this 8 lb capacity feeder has multiple chambers, allowing you to place different seed types in each portion to attract a greater variety of birds.Attractive, Rustic Design Birds and bird lovers alike can’t deny the charm of this delightful feeder. The bronze-colored cage is adorned with an attractive leafy design that will look at home in any yard. The metal leaves double as port covers on the weight-activated cage. In addition, the metal is finished with a powder coating to enhance the rustic look, while also ensuring rust resistance.Easy to Use and Clean The Squirrel-Be-Gone® III comes fully assembled and ready to hang in your garden or on a tree. To fill, just twist off the top lid and pour in your preferred seed type. The feeder has a large wire loop for flexible placement in your outdoor space. Cleaning the feeder is a snap. Simply empty out the old seed, scrub with warm soapy water, rinse, and allow to air dry.Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about the Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® III Bird Feeder - 2 Pack Model # 337 Number of Feeders 2 Height 20.65 inches Diameter 9.95 inches Ports 9 Capacity 8 lb Food Type Black-oil sunflower seed, mixed seed, peanuts, and more 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 completely 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® III Feeder - 2 Pack Specifications
- Weight-activated technology closes ports under squirrels' weight
- Three individual seed compartments allow more seed options
- Powder-coated metal frame resists rust and adds durability
- Nine feeding stations with U-shaped perches
- Holds up to 8 lb of black-oil sunflower seed, peanuts, and mixed seed in each feeder
What's in the Box:
- 2 Wild bird feeders
- 8 lb seed capacity, each feeder
- Weight-activated cage blocks squirrel access
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 bird accessory, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or money refund of your purchase price. It's part of our worry-free shopping policy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateEasy feeder for squirrels.
I liked this feeder and got it. for my birds last year. It took two months for the squirrels to eat away the plastic inside each feeding port. Thus due to ease of reach for squirrels, bird food lasts less than a day.Response From WoodstreambrandsRachel : Consumer Relations Representative
Oh no! We are sorry to hear about this. To ensure that squirrels keep their claws off and their mouths far away from stealing that precious bird seed, placement is key! We strongly suggest hanging the feeder with at least 18 inches of clearance on all sides so squirrels can’t easily reach the ports without activating the perch. Additionally, if you are anything less than completely satisfied with your bird feeder, you may return it within 30 days of receipt for a product replacement or refund of your purchase price. Feel free to contact our Consumer Care Team at 1-855-737-5973 for more information and assistance!
Review RateI'm glad I didn't pay for this!
I received my first Squirrel Be Gone feeder as a Christmas present. Within a month, the squirrels had gnawed around many of the lower plastic openings where the birds feed. This caused the feeder to just dump seed out, as the shielded part of the opening had been destroyed. Perky Pet sent me a replacement. I epoxied thin copper washers to the outside of the feeder openings. The squirrels then began to gnaw at the bottom plastic of the feeder, so I cut some sheet metal to cover that area. After reading other poor reviews, I wish Perky Pet would reinforce their product. It sounds like they have reduced the quality of it over time.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your experience! We appreciate all feedback, as it helps us continue to improve our feeders. Placement for squirrel-resistant feeders is key, locations at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points are ideal. If you have any questions on how to best keep squirrels away, please contact us directly at 855-737-5973. We're happy to help!
Review RateSquirrels have demolished 4 of these!
So far the squirrels have demolished 4 of these. I have one left and just waiting for them to chew through the plastic and all the food falls out.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear the furry thieves have been damaging your feeders! Placement is key in deterring squirrels, and feeders located at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points are unlikely to become targets for a meal. For more tips on how to keep squirrels away, or if you need assistance with our 1-year replacement policy, please contact us directly at 855-737-5973. We're happy to help!
Review RatePoor quality, not squirrel proof.
Purchased this product through Amazon, received it on January 3, 2020. I am extremely disappointed as the squirrel that I was expecting it to deter has already chewed through three (3) of the plastic feeding station shields destroying them. My feeder will no longer hold bird seed. This plastic is way too cheap to be a match for a determined squirrel. This was a poor purchase due to inferior materials used in the construction of the bird feeder.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are very sorry to hear that the local squirrels have damaged your feeder in this manner. Our feeders are covered under a 30 day return policy and backed by a one year replacement policy. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Review Rateso far so good with the second one
This is my second one of this model. the first broke when a squirrel successfully pulled it down. I believe there is a design flaw in how the lid attaches to the body because when the first one broke, there was an almost one inch metal cap attached to the screw that must have come from inside the upper attachment piece. I really like the design but the leaves let the squirrel hold on and circle the feeder, thus loosening the lid. When this one fell, at lease I could reattach the lid and hanger.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate your feedback regarding this feeder's design and have shared your comments with our Product Managers. To increase your feeder's resistance to squirrels, we recommend hanging it at least 4 ft off the ground and 8 ft away from launching points. For more tips on how to get the most out of your feeder, or if you have any questions, please contact us directly at 855-737-5973.
Review Rateworks excellent (with modifications)
Have have had these bird feeders for many years now and only feed sunflower seeds. I have mine on a galvanized pipe, (a pipe screws into the base ) the smaller pipe slips inside the larger pipe for removal as we also have deer. First, grease the stationary pole with axle grease, second push all the metal leaves in tight so the squirrels cannot chew the plastic seed baffles when the frame has dropped down, third adjust the springs so that they drop when a squirrel is on the feeding rack. I have made an outer perimeter chicken wire "fence" that is installed on the feeder to keep out the pigeons. The sparrows and small birds can go through the holes. This is a circular piece of wood, a hole, drilled in the center same size as the cap nut. The wire is stapled on the rim of the 1/2 inch wood. Wire hangs down full length of the feeder. Outside diameter depend on what size birds you allow at the feeder. Base of the feeder is about 5 feet high due to deer. Red Wing Blackbirds can get in it but they don't like it due to the wire they would just as soon eat the fallen seed below with the squirrels. Although seasonal, Gross Beaks are notorious for sloshing the seed out of the feeder onto the ground. That's OK, that limits the amount of seed for the the squirrels, blackbirds, doves and quail. At the peak of the season, I need to fill this every 2-1/2 days. Every 3-1/2 days now (in February).
Review RateLove this feeder
Have been feeding birds for over 10yrs and this is the best bird feeder ever. Had the small version for apx 5 yrs so was very happy to find the large version. I have very aggressive squirrels that have destroyed many different styles of feeders but this manages to keep them out.
Review RateQuite ineffective except the squirrels in your area are low in intelligence
Within minutes of hanging the" squirrel be gone wild bird feeder, " it was raided by a squirrel which hung upside down on the feeder and had a feast. I have photos as evidence. I gave two stars only because the concept of a squirrel proof feeder is a good one and the feeder is reasonably attractive; however, this one is definitely quite ineffective. Perhaps the squirrels here are more intelligent than those used to test the effectiveness of the feeder.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this experience. We are sorry to learn that this occurred! If the squirrels have managed to get into the feeder so quickly, we recommend adjusting the springs to a lighter setting and ensuring that they are free moving when weight is applied. If this is still not deterring your local squirrels, the feeder is covered under a 30 day return policy.
Review RateCannot open
This is the first bird feeder that I have ever owned that I cannot open - the cap will not unscrew!Response From WoodstreambrandsJules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Sue! We are sorry to hear that this feeder is having trouble opening! Be sure that when you are opening it that you are twisting the entire lid, not just the top most section. Grab the overhanging portion of the lid and twist to open. For further assistance and more information on our one-year replacement policy, feel free to contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) or send us an email at email@example.com. We're happy to help!
Review Rateplease offer metal replacement ports
This is a great feeder if only the seed ports could be made of metal. the squirrels can chew on and finally open them and pull the feeder sideways to let the seeds fall to the ground. then there are chipmunks that are not weighty enough to cause the openings to close so they also chew out the ports. fix them with hot glue but they can eat it away. I get many birds at the feeder, In fact I fill it every two days with 6 qts of sunflower seed. Cardinals, yellow finches, house finches, chick-a-dees and nuthatchs all come to eat.Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for this feedback and suggestion. We have shared it with our Product Manger for review.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.