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The Need For Clearance (video)

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Please make sure to provide the recommended 18 inches or 47 centimetres clearance on all sides of your feeder.

One of the best ways to hang your feeder is with an S- hook on an extending tree branch limb. This will give you the clearance that you need on the top, on the bottom and on the sides.

 

 

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.