Customer Reviews  2,343

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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.

Could be improved somehow

★★★☆☆
I would be happy to give five stars however I find the tiny squirrels and chipmunks don’t weigh enough to block them from eating the birdseed. Even putting cayenne pepper in the mix doesn’t dissuade them from raiding the feeders. I’ve tightened the central mechanism as far as it’ll go but it isn’t enough. Can’t find a baffle for the pencil thin sheppards hooks we have. The baffles are meant for really thick hooks.
- Jacquie

Jacquie, Thanks for your review! Please note that we do not claim our feeders to be chipmunk-proof but you can do a few things to stop them: add an aluminium pie/pizza tray above the seeds ports, remove the perches completely, add additional weights to the perches such as washers on a fishing line, hang the feeder off the eaves of your house or fill it with safflower seeds. Hope one of them will help!
- Brome Bird Care

The Best!

★★★★★
This brand is the last brand of bird feeders you will ever need! We have the mini and the classic, and they work fabulously! In the event that a part wears out(because they last forever!) the customer service is amazing! Did I mention they have a Lifetime Warranty? Be prepared to have a yard full of beautiful birds!
- Sherri Beaty

Exceptional Customer Service

★★★★★
After spending a lot of time in the sun the seed tube in our mini feeder dried and cracked. I sent in a request for a replacement and almost immediately received a response. A replacement tube was sent out and arrived today...a week later and on a Sunday! Exceptional product and customer service. I'm buying another
- Kathy Crawford

Fantastic customer care!

★★★★★
I've had a couple of the Squirrel Buster Minis for at least 7 years now and they've worked flawlessly. After all those years outside the plastic tubes are getting brittle and breaking. I just called in and they are going to send me the tube replacements for free! How cool is that? Great customer service, thank you!
- Mac Mintaka

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