What makes a bird feeder squirrel proof?

What makes a bird feeder squirrel proof?

Tips to Squirrel-Proof a Bird Feeder. A larger cage can be placed around a feeding station with several feeders inside the barrier. Baffles: Add smooth plastic or metal baffles above and below bird feeders. The baffles should be at least 15-18 inches wide or long to prevent squirrels from reaching around them.

Is there really such a thing as a squirrel proof bird feeder?

1. Yankee FlipperĀ® Seed Feeder. The Yankee Flipper squirrel proof bird feeder uses a small motor to send squirrels on their way. It’s weight-activated, so when birds land on the perch, nothing happens and they’re able to enjoy a snack.

Does squirrel proof bird seed work?

Squirrel Proof Seed is treated with an all-natural hot oil which makes the birdseed unpalatable to squirrels and more nutritious to birds. Squirrels taste hot spices, but birds do not. It does not harm the squirrels in any way and it is extra nutritious for birds.

How do I stop squirrels from eating my bird feeder?

Read on for some tips on keeping those rascals away from your backyard bird feeders.

  1. Offer foods squirrels don’t like.
  2. Place bird feeders away from trees.
  3. Get a squirrel-proof feeder pole.
  4. Buy a baffle.
  5. Attach a slinky to your feeder pole.
  6. Get a squirrel-proof feeder.
  7. Use seed laced with hot peppers.

How do I keep squirrels out of my bird feeder Slinky?

A Slinky is another quick and inexpensive solution to stopping the squirrel menace. All it requires is attaching the Slinky to the top of the bird feeder pole and letting it hang down to the ground. When squirrels try to jump on the pole or climb it, the Slinky simply dumps them back to the ground.

What is the best squirrel deterrent?

Top 5 Best Squirrel Repellents

  • Hoont Solar Powered Motion Activated, Ultrasonic Pest Repeller (our #1 pick for your yard)
  • Hoont Motion Activated Jet Blaster (Great solution depending on your yard setup)
  • MaxMoxie Repeller.
  • All Natural Rodent Defense Spray (a non-chemical repellent spray)
  • I Must Garden Squirrel Repellent.