Customer Reviews  395



Lifetime Care™ is our support commitment to you, our customer.

If you need advice or help just give us a call or drop us an email, real people answer the phone during business hours. Should you ever need a replacement part covered under our warranty, we will happily provide it for free and the shipping is on us. No one else in the industry does that for you!

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.

Locating your feeder

You can locate this bird feeder anywhere and be squirrel free. Position it to get great close-up views of your favorite birds. Hang your feeder over a window, in a tree, on a deck, a fence, in your garden, on the side of your house, from a rain trough or over sliding doors. Use brackets, extension hooks and tree hooks to hang your feeder at the recommended clearance. Hooks and brackets are available at birding stores, garden centers and hardware supply stores. Your feeder prevents squirrels from eating expensive seed, scaring the birds and damaging your feeder. Enjoy being free of squirrel problems, but please remember, squirrels also need to eat. For the price of a few peanuts, or inexpensive cracked corn, squirrels will be happy to entertain.

Damaged Squirrel Buster Suet

I found my Squirrel Buster on the paved ground two weeks ago. The shroud was damaged at the bottom. it was twisted but it seemed to work. . Today I found a squirrel on it , but the shield did not work on one side.
- D. Auger

Hello, it sounds like you either have raccoons and bears visiting your yard. The only way to avoid this is to bring your feeder in at night…
- Brome Bird Care

Legacy seed tray gets clogged

Love this feeder but after rain the seed tray gets clogged with waterlogged seed. I have to clear it with a stick. This model needs an optional rain hood.
- Jim R

Jim, Thank you for your review! Please note that Cornell recommends using black oil sunflower seeds in tube bird feeders. This is the type of seed we use when creating our feeders. If you have issues with the black oil sunflower seeds, please reach out to us at 1-800-856-5685. Thank you for your review.
- Brome Bird Care

Canadian 🙂

You get what you paid for 😉
- RawLu

Not even a bear can get in!

I had a bear visitor, he tore my feeder down carried to under a tree and tried to tear it apart. To my shock when he left the legacy feed was still intact! The perches were bent but that was it. Awesome product!
- Denise Ostrander


- Patricia Y Jones

Filling the feeder

I cannot fill my feeder without bird food going EVERYWHERE!!!!! I hope someone else out there has some tips I'm loosing so much seed!!!
- Kathryn Humphreys

Hi Kathryn, thank you for your review. Can you please send us a video so that we can see how much seed is being spilled. Some spillage is normal.
- Brome Bird Care