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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!

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.

Two minis

★★★★☆
We do like our two mini squirrel busters, however, since we live in humid and rainy Florida, the metal base where the seed is held gets rusty and gross. My suggestion would be to make the base out of stainless steel or some other material that doesn't rust as long as it's safe for the birds. Other than that, the minis suit our needs quite well...easy to fill, lightweight and fun to watch the birds.
- Terrie (Therese) Gray

The Birds Favorite

★★★★★
The Birds love this feeder. So much that I was filling it daily and sometimes twice. Now I have 3 of them and I only have to fill them every other day. They're hanging on our front porch where we can watch them anytime we are sitting in our Living Room. From Sun Up to Dark, there are birds at these feeders. The Birds are messy. The squirrels don't bother with them they just graze on the droppings on the porch.
- Richard Angeli

Mini Squirrel Buster

★★☆☆☆
The mini seemed so simple to use after I bought it in late Dec. 2020 but now in January it doesn't seem to refill with usage by the birds. Once the tray is emptied from feeding, I need to start the seed moving by hitting the side of the cage with my hand or strongly shaking the seed down the tube. This action is necessary at least once daily so is quite inconvenient plus discouraging regular use by birds.
- Elizabeth Roper

Elizabeth, 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

Clogging issues

★★★☆☆
Works well keeping squirrels from feeding but feeder chute keeps clogging with sunflower mixture. Have to shake the feeder almost daily.
- Mullen Bruce

Bruce,, 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

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