Hanging Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Questions and Answers

Is it too early to hang out bird seed?squirrelllsss r coolll…were scared of bears.

Posted by Oldfart=]
[display_name id=”1″]I have it out year round and the most important thing is to make sure you have a squirrel proof feeder otherwise you’ll get no birds and tons of squirrels. Squirrel proof feeders can be found here. Or most home improvement stores but shop here. This is Most important!
How can I keep the squirrels off my bird feeder?I am at my wits end with the squirrels eating all my bird seed. I can not afford to feed squirrels. I have tried a lot of things. I greased the pole. I have a squirrel proof feeder. They do all kinds of circus tricks to get the seed out of that feeder. Isn’t there something that can be done. I love to feed and see the birds. What can I do. There must be an answer to this problem we all have. Right now one is spread eagle on it filling up.

Posted by Rubyee2
[display_name id=”1″]I had to install a small pulley about 14 feet up on a tree limb and thread a nylon cord thru it. I tied the feeder on it and hoisted it 7 feet off the ground, anchored the other end to a boat cleat on the tree trunk about six feet off the ground. The feeder would be 7 feet down from the hanging limb and 8 or more feet horizontally from anything. The squirrels could not jump to it.
How to get the squirrels away from the bird feeder?The bird feeder hangs from a branch. I tried putting half of a milk carton on top of it, and it worked for a little bit, but then they managed to get through to it. Then I pored some caster oil on the carton hoping the squirrel would slip, but it didn’t work. Does anyone have any ideas? I know that this is a silly subject, but please give your serious input.

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[display_name id=”1″]Some people say to use only safflower seeds. But doesn’t work for everyone. Your best putting it in another location, off from the tree. A pole works great. They also sell squirrel proof , bird feeders.

Humming birds chasing each other away from feeder

Hummers guarding the food sources.

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