Backyard Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
are a variety of different types of backyard squirrel
proof bird feeders available that will keep those
pesky squirrels from eating bird seed from your feeder. One typical
design resembles a cylinder like tube containing the bird
seed with a wire mesh surrounding the tube. More
than a dozen humming birds are able to perch and
feed anywhere on the squirrel proof wire mesh because the
tube dispenses the bird seed over its entire length.
Those pesky squirrels simply cannot reach inside through the
fencing to eat the bird seed.
Another design employs a
clever spring system which will keep the feeding tray open for
birds but closes over the tray when a squirrel jumps onto the
perch. The convienance of this design allows you to adjust the
spring system to keep out larger birds like pigeons and crows. This
type of squirrel proof bird feeder can be quite entertaining
because squirrels will try to outsmart this type of bird feeder by
putting their foot in the cover before it closes or
attempt to open the cover.
often called the automatic squirrel-ejecting bird feeder
automatically spins when a squirrel's weight rests on the feeder.
This results in flinging the squirrel safely away without harm and
discouraging it from returning. This design is sensitive enough for
hummingbird, chickadees, finches and other lightweight birds
to feed without spinning, but discourages larger birds from
attempting to land on the bird feeder. There are some types
available that spin by using an electric motor instead of the
weight of the animal. It is able to detect the weight of a
squirrel or large bird and make connection with a motor
that spins the bird feeder around.
Depending on what type of design you choose,
prices typically range from $30 to upwards of $100 dollars for a
quality squirrel proof bird feeder.