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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!

 

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.

Best for humid climate

★★★★★
Here in North Florida, bird seed can get mold/mildew quickly, especially in shade. I can’t fill a feeder with more than a few days’ worth of seeds so the mini is perfect for me. Also, big shout out to Miss Jodi in customer service who patiently communicated with me to replace a metal rod that got damaged after an accident.
- Michele Sharpe

Squirrel proof but not mouse proof

★★★★☆
The neighborhood birds love this feeder. I have the Mini, and enjoy it very much. But I have two suggestions for improvements. 1. The green tube that shrouds the hanging wire is completely unnecessary, and makes it easier for a mouse! I removed it after I witnessed a mouse crawling up and down it with ease, and perching itself with no problems accessing and munching on my birdseed. A thin wire makes it less likely for a mouse to hang on and climb it at will. I've not had a mouse problem since removing the sheath. I don't recommend most people to try this themselves. I almost injured myself in the process. Brome, you have an opportunity to cut cost here, and not use this tube. Ha! 2. Millet and smaller seeds, fall through the small holes in the feeding hopper/tray, to the ground. I cut a piece of round piece screen mesh and used wire to hold it in place. No millet falling through hopper holes this way. While I will not be repurchasing millet, some sunflower chip pieces can fit through those holes too, if I didn't have the mesh. Brome, please make these holes smaller.
- Margie

Small

★★★★★
No problem with squirrels but need to refill the mini daily-need to order a bigger size!
- Robert

Great Service

★★★★★
We bought two minis many years ago (12-15?) and the seed hopper on one of them broke off at the base last week. I called and five minutes later was told the replacement was on its way. Received just three days later, no charge. Great after-purchase service - thank you!
- Bernie Gilbert

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