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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.

Works Great!

We've had our Mini Squirrel Buster for 2 or 3 years and it still works great. I like to feed the birds a fruit and nut mix and every now and then a channel will get blocked with a peanut but I just push it through with a chop stick or skewer, pick/flick it out or not worry about it until it is time to fill the other channels. I love this bird feeder. We tried so many other ineffective feeders and methods before finding Squirrel Buster.
- Kathy K

Awesome feeder!

I had a real problem with both gray and red squirrels, they were eating so much food and not letting the birds eat. Not to mention my Wire Fox Terrier couldn't keep up to the large number of them. This feeder has been up for three weeks and a number of tree rats have tried unsuccessfully to get food and leave hungry and frustrated. Thank you for making a quality product that works.
- Wilma

Power Packed Feeder at a great price!

When I bought my first feeder some years ago I recall feeling overwhelmed with numerous companies offering thousands of unique bird feeders. I used to gravitate to the pretty ones that looked like little barns…or the brightly colored ones. I learnt early in the game that the quality of the feeder was all that mattered. Something that would weather well and hold up to it’s reputation. It was then I discovered Brome! I recently added the Brome Mini to my collection of 7 Brome Feeders that I already have. Each unique and each serving it’s own purpose, but this time I needed a compact feeder for a tight spot in the garden that the Cardinals, House Finches and Tufted-titmice like to frequent and the Brome Mini was the ideal choice! Holding 1 lb of food (I’m using it for safflower seed) and four feeding ports it’s perfect for multiple birds to enjoy at once. The ports are nice and deep and I don’t deal with any spill. A busy little feeder where squirrels frequent, but can’t get to the seeds due to it being squirrel proof and the port sliding shut when when jump on it, so they gave up a long time ago and went off to eat the peanuts I leave out for them in another part of the garden. The feeder is very easy to fill as well as clean and is chew proof. You can use any type of seed you wish in it, but I love the safflower as they last over a week without having to refill. It’s one of my most popular feeders for the smaller birds. Hats off to Brome for doing it again! Making a high quality and remarkable feeder for an affordable price!
- Susan Roghair

seed disperses unevenly

The birds empty two of the three cylinders, and the other one stays 2/3 full. I've checked for obstructions and cleaned it several times.
- Carol Vance

Likes Squirels

Nice solid bird feeder, Perfect for small birds. That being said, the squirles have figured out how to avoid food shut down. Actually it does not shut down even if a squirrel manages to get on a perch. If not kept clean the food can get packed into bottom of feeder after rain. Still happy with feeder however.
- Sheldon Perlin


It keeps the squirrels out BUT the cardinals and doves cannot perch easily , the perch extensions need to be longer.
- Suzanne Dupree