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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.

Not quite squirrel proof

Almost squirrel proof but not anymore. I've had one of these for, probably 2 years, and another for about 6 mo. Everyone says the squirrels have time on their side. It took them that long but they finally figured out how to get seed from the bottom of the feeder. Also somehow they are able to get under the steel leaves which cover (almost) the feed holes. I guess they are able to get their tongue under the "leaf" and into the seed. So you really have to give those little rodents a tip of the hat. I took a video of them but it's not very clear because I can't get very close. But I see no way to include it in this review.
- Jim Greetham

Thank you for your review Jim! Please give us a call at 1-800-856-5685. We'd like to see your video and help get your feeders working properly again.
- Brome Bird Care

They figured it out!

Took squirrels a few weeks but they figured out that seed will fall from it if they shake it. Beautiful and well made feeder....just hard to outsmart these little guys!
- Dana

Hi Dana, please get in touch with us - we have a solution for you!
- Brome Bird Care

Outsmarts tenacious squirrels

I love this feeder so much because it really does baffle the squirrels why they cannot get to the goodies. All kinds of birds enjoy this too from small wrens to nuthatches to cardinals and even larger blue Jays. I ordered the Squirrel buster suet feeder and I can't wait to use it when it gets cooler outdoors!
- Kristen

Squirrel Buster 200

I am so disappointed and am taking down this bird feeder. It is hurting the birds. I've already had 2 dead birds in my yard. I think they try to get the feed and their heads get stuck and then they fall off and die. This is absolutely horrible!!!! Yesterday I saw one that tried to get some feed but was able to get away before its head got caught. It was so stunned that it flew right into the side of my house and then fell in my neighbor's yard. Awful.
- JoAnn Konopka

Hi JoAnn, thanks for your review. It's truly sad for us to hear this because we simply don't know how this is possible. Our feeders have been tested extensively and we make sure there are no sharp edges to ever hurt a bird. There are two things we can think of: the birds are too sick and weak to react when a squirrel or a cat jumps onto the feeder. Please make sure your feeder is clean and check if you see any birds with funny feathers and gummed up eyes.
- Brome Bird Care

grackle buster

I just figured out how to keep the grackles out as they crowd out the other birds. I attached 45g of weight to the bottom of the cage, which when added to the c. 100g weight of the grackle, closes the gate. Almost as entertaining as watching a frustrated squirrel.
- Ludwig Chang

Beautiful feeder

I researched a lot before buying this feeder. Just started a bird and butterfly garden and this fits in perfectly with the tranquility and the squirrels are kept at bay. I love the metal leaves around the outside. Thanks so much for a great product.
- Jean

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