Owner Guides

Classic

The need for clearance

Remember it is the squirrel’s weight that triggers the closing mechanism. If a squirrel can reach over from a nearby foothold and avoid placing its weight on the feeder, it will be able to access the seed. Allow for at least 16 inches or 40 cm of clearance around the feeder. This will force the squirrel to climb onto the feeder triggering the closing mechanism.

Negative Grip Tube™

The negative grip tube prevents squirrels from grabbing the wire hanger with their hind legs, hanging down alongside the feeder and defeating the closing mechanism.

Seed level indicator

The bottom of the yellow Center Post Cap marks the maximum seed level. Filling past this mark will impede the shroud from closing. Do not fill past this mark.

Patented Seed Tube Ventilation System™

Transparent seed tubes are like greenhouses, they trap solar energy. Traditional seed tube cover designs block the escape of heated air. The patented Seed Tube Ventilation System in Squirrel Buster Finch, permits humidity and warm air to escape through vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping air is replaced by fresh air entering through the seed ports. The seed remains fresher and attracts more birds.

Plus

Detachable Component System™

Squirrel Buster Plus™ components are designed to be assembled and dismantled easily by hand, without tools, and to fit into your dishwasher.

Dishwasher Safe Bird Feeder™

Clean feeders are as important to wild birds as clean dishes are to humans. Grimy bird feeders can be a source of illness that can be fatal for birds. With squirrel Buster Plus™ detachable components it is effortless to provide the birds you love with a safe and healthy feeder. Regular cleaning of your bird feeder is essential and should never be delayed. Spread the word about clean, safe feeders.

Seed Tube Ventilation System™

Damp and decaying seed decreases bird traffic and can spread disease. Most transparent bird feeder seed tubes trap solar energy just like a greenhouse. The air in squirrel Buster PlusTM rises and escapes through patented water-proof vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping, heated air is replaced by fresh air entering through the seed ports at the bottom of the tube. The birdseed remains fresh, attracting more birds.

Perching Options Using Adjustable Posi-Grip Perch™

Thick, adjustable-length perches with textured surfaces provide a secure and comfortable grip for birds. Attract small birds such as Chickadees and Finches (while deterring larger birds like Grackles and starlings) by shortening the perches. Perches can also be extended just enough to attract medium-sized birds including Grosbeaks and Woodpeckers. Grackles, starlings, and Doves can be deterred by using variable length perches and the adjustable spring mechanism.

Cardinal Ring System™

The Squirrel Buster Plus™ can be used with or without the Cardinal Ring System™, an optional posi-grip ring designed especially for Cardinals. Cardinals prefer to grip a thick-textured perch and, because it’s awkward for them to turn their short necks to feed, they prefer to face their food source directly. The Squirrel Buster Plus™ Cardinal Ring System™ allows Cardinals to eat facing the seed from a secure and comfortable perch. These Cardinal-friendly feeding features combined with a bush-level location make Squirrel Buster Plus™ very inviting to our scarlet friends.

1. Adjust perch length (see list of birds by average weight.) 1.25″ for small birds 0.35 oz./10g to 1.0 oz./28g 1.50″ for medium birds 1.0 oz./28g to 2.0 oz./56g 1.75″ for larger birds 2.0 oz./56g and more. a) Rotate wing nut counter clockwise 2 turns to unlock perches b) screw or unscrew perches to desired length. c) Rotate wing nut clockwise to lock perches in position. Use thumb pressure, do not force.
2. Attach hanger
3. Fill your feeder and latch cover Fill the seed tube with up to 3 quarts/2.8 liters of seed. To close and latch the cover, align one of the dimples on the side of the cover with the yellow dot on the seed tube. Push down and rotate clockwise to the stop.
4. Adjust the closing mechanism Use the feeder with the factory setting before making any adjustments. A small red squirrel, 4 oz./115g, will trigger the closing mechanism at this setting.
To increase the adjustment setting, rotate the transparent cartridge clockwise. The red line will move down from the previous setting. This increases the weight required to close access to the seed.
To decrease the adjustment setting, turn the cartridge counter clockwise. The red line will move up from the previous setting. This decreases the weight required to close access to the seed.
5. The need for clearance Remember it’s a squirrel’s weight that triggers the closing mechanism. If a squirrel can reach over from a nearby foothold and avoid placing his weight on the feeder, he can access the birdseed. To overcome this problem, allow for at least 18 in./47 cm of clearance around the feeder. This will force the squirrel to climb onto the feeder and trigger the closing mechanism.

Finch

The need for clearance

Remember it’s the squirrel’s weight that triggers the closing mechanism. If a squirrel can reach over from a nearby foothold and avoid placing weight on the feeder, he will have access to the seed ports. Allow for at least 16 inches or 40 cm of clearance around the feeder. This will force the squirrel to climb onto the feeder, thus triggering the closing mechanism.

Negative Grip Tube™

The negative grip tube prevents squirrels from grabbing the wire hanger with their hind legs, hanging alongside the feeder and defeating the closing mechanism.

Seed level indicator

The bottom of the yellow Center Post Cap marks the maximum seed level. Filling past this mark will impede the shroud from closing. Do not fill past this mark.

Patented seed Tube Ventilation System™

Transparent seed tubes are like greenhouses, they trap solar energy. Traditional seed tube cover designs block the escape of heated air. The patented Seed Tube Ventilation System in Squirrel Buster Finch, permits humidity and warm air to escape through vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping air is replaced by fresh air entering through the seed ports. The seed remains fresher and attracts more birds.

Mini

The need for clearance

Remember it’s the squirrel’s weight that triggers the closing mechanism. If a squirrel can reach over from a nearby foothold and avoid placing weight on the feeder, he will have access to the seed ports. Allow for at least 18 inches or 47 cm of clearance around the feeder. This will force the squirrel to climb onto the feeder, thus triggering the closing mechanism.

Negative Grip Tube™

The negative grip tube prevents squirrels from grabbing the wire hanger with their hind legs, hanging alongside the feeder and defeating the closing mechanism.

Patented seed Tube Ventilation System™

Transparent seed tubes are like greenhouses, they trap solar energy. Traditional seed tube cover designs block the escape of heated air. The patented Seed Tube Ventilation System in Squirrel Buster Mini, permits humidity and warm air to escape through vents at the top of the feeder. The escaping air is replaced by fresh air entering through the seed ports. The seed remains fresher and attracts more birds.