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Squirrel proof bird feeder - shop for a squirrel proof birdfeeder in the Nature Catalog at Shop-NC

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Squirrel proof birdfeeder

 Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

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Types of Squirrel Proof Birdfeeder

There are several effective squirrel-proof bird feeder designs we recommend. A squirrel-proof bird feeder might have a protective cage, be a weight-activated feeder or be an electronic birdfeeder. All of these bird feeder types will protect bird seed from a squirrel and allow ample access to the feeder for the birds.

A cage-type squirrel-proof bird feeder is are made such that openings are large enough to let a bird pass through, but small enough to keep a squirrel out. The squirrel-proof bird feeder cage comes in several sizes and typically encloses a tube feeder.

A squirrel-proof bird feeder with a spring works by using the weight of a squirrels’ body to activate a trap door device to block access to seed. Since a bird weighs less than a squirrel, birds do not activate the weight sensitive levers and they can readily access the birdfeeder.

The most popular electric feeder is the Yankee Flipper squirrel proof birdfeeder - it uses a rechargeable battery to spin a weight-activated motor. The Wild Bill’s electronic bird feeder, the one we use in the Nature Cam at Shop-NC, uses a charge from a 9-volt battery and capacitor to harmlessly zap squirrels, leaving birds at the feeder unfazed. Either one of these “high-tech” squirrel-proof bird feeder solutions is effective … and highly entertaining.