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Old 06-06-2015, 03:35 PM
 
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the darn critters shook down the bird feeder again. I like the squirrels ok it would like some seed for the birds, sigh. I'll see about trying some of these suggestions.
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Old 06-06-2015, 03:36 PM
 
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Perhaps with some marbles, or if you want to go biodegradable, maybe some chestnuts or something as the ammo.
sorry will not be trying this, don't want to harm the squirrels.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:13 AM
 
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so the Vaseline on the bird feeder worked the best. It was kind of amusing seeing the squirrels on the ground eating up what the birds drop. and what I like is it doesn't hurt the squirrels any.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Venice, FL
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Silly people....you can't keep squirrels out of a bird feeder!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:37 AM
 
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Mr. CSD's Father fought that battle for more than 40 years and never won.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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After years of being frustrated by squirrels eating all my bird seed from my feeders, I have F I N A L L Y found a squirrel proof feeder that actually works. No, I do NOT work for the company that makes them. I found this one on Amazon...it got many highly rated reviews, but I was still skeptical.

The feeder was ridiculously expensive (well, I thought so anyway...I got the version that was about $80). When it arrived, I saved the shipping box, ready to return it the minute the squirrels defeated it. I got it in June, and it absolutely works. At first, the squirrels were all over it. They tried everything. They bit the metal, they scratched it, they did all sorts of acrobatics trying to open it. Nope. They failed. I am so happy.

Yes, the feeder was expensive, but so is birdseed if it is just going into a squirrel. This feeder will probably last me for many years. As I type this, I am looking out my window, watching woodpeckers and cardinals and purple finches feasting on the feed. So, if you are frustrated with squirrels stealing your bird's food, I recommend this feeder. ( Brome 1024 Squirrel Buster Plus)
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: CO
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Interesting! I have a similar one but the squirrels have learned to hang upside down to get the seed thus avoiding the weight-sensitive part.
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Old 09-01-2015, 04:24 AM
 
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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My feeder may not look the best but it is Squirrel proof. I sunk a 2x4 in the ground and set a large clay pot on top of it upside down. I nailed 2 smaller pieces of 2x4 to the Top of the board so the pot had something to set on. I set a plate of food on the pot. The Squirrels can climb up the board but can't get a grip on the slick clay pot. i ended up putting a wire cage around the pot to keep out the doves. Bluejays and smaller can get through the green coated wire but Doves and larger birds are out of luck.
I like Tibbar's setup . Watching squirrels slide down a Vaseline-coated pole is entertaining for awhile but you have to keep re-coating it because they will slide down until their fur wipes enough off that they can get traction and make it all the way up. I don't know about you, but I want less work, not more. I tried many methods and products. My bird feeders are all hung from tree branches, though, and the relentless, crafty little turdy squirrels always found a way to get the bird seed until I did 3 things: 1) I put a squirrel baffle over the top of the bird feeder (about $13 at Lowe's, but you could make your own); then I hung the bird feeder from the limb with long chain (they can't chew through); and finally, make sure the bird feeder does not hang near a limb that the squirrel can jump from, unless they will land on the squirrel baffle, in which case they will just slide off (which is also enjoyable to watch).
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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The more you feed; the more problems you create. Nature abhors a vacuum. When food is abundant; animals multiply. Yes; you might thwart the squirrels this time; but sooner or later you will fail. With higher squirrel populations there is a greater chance of success + squirrels are active every day all year long. You can spill food, the birds can knock down food, bears, raccoons, opossums, or deer might damage the feeder. In the end the squirrels will win.

Squirrels don't understand that these peanuts are for them; but they cannot have the bird seed.
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