Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack

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  • Holds 2lbs of sunflower seed or any seed mix
  • Features 6 feeding ports that allow birds to feed normally, but closes with a squirrels weight on the perch or any part of the sliding, outer protective metal frame
  • With the squirrel's weight on the feeder, the leaves cover the feeding ports, preventing it from feeding
  • Rustic treatment of the metalwork adds a classic look of patina
  • Bronze patina finish


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Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack
 
2.5

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Squirrel proof (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (4)
  • Flimsy (4)
  • Not squirrel proof (3)

Best Uses

  • Year round (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (5), Avid gardener (4), Budget shopper (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mixed reviews suggest some factors

We have two of these feeders and have found that the squirrels are staying off of them. But others seem to have less success. One reviewer suggests "smart squirrels." While that...Read complete review

We have two of these feeders and have found that the squirrels are staying off of them. But others seem to have less success. One reviewer suggests "smart squirrels." While that implies that our squirrels must be dumb, I think the real factor is how desperate the squirrels are for food. As it happens, we do have hickory nut trees on our property. So my guess is that the squirrels are not as motivated to raid tricky feeders. Some folks suggest that you put out corn feeders and such to dissuade squirrels from raiding the bird feeders. As I say, these feeders have worked well for us, but I suspect that our squirrels are not as hunger-driven as they have an alternative natural food supply. One of the feeders has peanut bits in the mix we use, and the dog is constantly hanging around the area under the feeder to scarf down what he can find - now there's another problem! Perhaps ACE will soon feature a "dog proof" feeder!

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We must have smart squirrels

We have red squirrels and they have no problem in getting to the feed. They just jump on and make the feed holes bigger. Even though the directions state to adjust the spring tention...Read complete review

We have red squirrels and they have no problem in getting to the feed. They just jump on and make the feed holes bigger. Even though the directions state to adjust the spring tention by moving them to another hole, my units(I bought 2 of these) do not have any extra holes for adjustment. The springs are attached to the protective grids, and the next grid is too high up. I am looking at attaching some weights to the bottom to better balance it. I certainly will not purchase another one of this design. I will also make sure that the feed holes are edged with metal, and not plastic.

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1.0

Not squirrel proof by all means

By birdfeeder

from Portland,Oregon

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Good price

Cons

  • Not squirrel proof

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

Nice that it was metal in frame only just wish maybe a plexy glass cylinder. adjusted the springs to hardest level and the squirrels still figured it out by pulling themselves up to just open the holes up enough then chewed up the plastic and seed fell to porch ten feet down mind you. This product lasted 3 weeks.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mixed reviews suggest some factors

By mikewisc

from wisconsin

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

      We have two of these feeders and have found that the squirrels are staying off of them. But others seem to have less success. One reviewer suggests "smart squirrels." While that implies that our squirrels must be dumb, I think the real factor is how desperate the squirrels are for food. As it happens, we do have hickory nut trees on our property. So my guess is that the squirrels are not as motivated to raid tricky feeders. Some folks suggest that you put out corn feeders and such to dissuade squirrels from raiding the bird feeders. As I say, these feeders have worked well for us, but I suspect that our squirrels are not as hunger-driven as they have an alternative natural food supply. One of the feeders has peanut bits in the mix we use, and the dog is constantly hanging around the area under the feeder to scarf down what he can find - now there's another problem! Perhaps ACE will soon feature a "dog proof" feeder!

      • I Am A:
      • Family Older Kids

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Squirrel's Dream

      By Cape Lover

      from Sandwich, MA

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Pros

      • Easy To Load

      Cons

      • Flimsy

      Best Uses

      • Decoration

      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

      Squirrels couldn't get into it - so they decided to jump on it which broke the tension springs bringing the whole feeder down onto the ground. Then it became a squirrel feast. It only took them 2 days to break the feeder. I have another feeder that i have had for over a year that is still the squirrel buster. I will stick to that brand.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Squirrels still won!

      By Karie

      from Chicago, Il

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

            Its a very attractive birdfeeder, but the squirrels managed to eat through the plastic which made all the seeds fall out..I was stunned!...It does hold alot of seed..but once the squirrels got to it all that seed was on the ground!..Had to throw it away!...

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            NOT squirrel proof!

            By Marion

            from Colorado

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

              Squirrels just hang upside down and feed on the seeds.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Worthless

              By Live Free in NH

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

              • Bad Springs
              • Cheaply made
              • Flimsy
              • Not squirrel proof
              • Pests & Disease

              Best Uses

              • Squirrel Feeder

              Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

              This is a poorly designed and made feeder. It is absolutely not squirrel proof! Any good ratings for this cheap junk are suspect or they have idiot squirrels. Squirrels simply hang above the top and gnaw out the cheap plastic surrounds at the ports. The ports must be heavy metal to make this trash squirrel proof. The plastic of the main body is also thin and brittle. Squirrels can easily gnaw through this also. The two springs corrode from the first day outdoors.
              A truly worthless item. Do not waste your money!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not squirrel proof

              By NJM

              from Annapolis, MD

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                  Put out 1st time and squirrels hung upside down and chewed a larger hole to get to the seed. Now when refiling - seed just pours out. I recommend getting glass. I will return.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not worth the hassle

                  By M

                  from Willamette Valley, Oregon

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean
                  • Springs Rust

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                    We have high humidity here and the springs on this feeder rusted in less than 6 months. That didn't bother me very much as squirrels are not a big problem in my neighborhood. The main problem with this feeder is the cleaning. Sunflower seeds become wedged inbetween the plastic sheath and the metal base where they can begin to sprout. After several attempts to scrap them out I had to pry the base off, in doing this the plastic is weakened and discolored. I intend to replace it with a feeder that can be disassembled and cleaned easily.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AT LAST!

                    By julia

                    from ohio

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Works Effectively

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                        It has managed to keep squirrels out and only allow birds to feed!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Plastic housing is not squirrel-proof

                        By Birdlover

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Pros

                        • Attractive
                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Not Squirrel Proof

                        Best Uses

                        • Year Round

                        Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                        This attractive feeder worked quite well until my clever squirrels decided they could knaw through the plastic, enlarging the feeding port to a size that allowed them access. Clever rodents will always find a way with plastic, I suppose.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Squirrel still reamed out a hole!

                        By Hills of Hermitage

                        from Hermitage, TN

                        Pros

                        • Squirrel still reamed out

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                            Squirrel still reamed out a hole! Does not work!

                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Replacement Springs Available!

                            By Bob

                            from Takoma Park, MD

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Pros

                            • Attracts The Right Animals
                            • Can be fixed
                            • Easy To Clean
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Squirrel Proof

                            Cons

                            • Springs rust out quickly

                            Best Uses

                            • Year Round

                            Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                            This product worked well for me until the springs gave out. Fortunately, after a lot of searching, I found replacements [...] So you may want to consider buying other stuff to amortize the cost of the postage [...].

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Flimsy

                            By Kaya

                            from Hillsboro, OR

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Difficult To Clean
                              • Flimsy
                              • Springs break
                              • Unstable

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                Good idea, but the springs fall off and/or break easily, and the squirrels can still get their teeth on the plastic, so they can ream out the hole and the food will just fall. I had to rig this birdfeeder after only a week. I had to rig it so it would stay open all the time, so it is basically useless as a squirrel proof feeder.

                                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By DB

                                from Downingtown, PA

                                Pros

                                • Squirrel Proof

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                    I've got two of these and they work great. I have no problems with squirrels chewing the plastic, you just have to set the mechanism correctly. I'm buying a third one to replace one of my existing ones only because my boys have kicked one too many balls into them and have finally cracked the plastic. Both my existing feeders have lasted me about 4 years. To clean them just dump out the old seed and use a long handled bottle brush inside it.

                                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    We must have smart squirrels

                                    By Don

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Practical

                                    Pros

                                    • The squirrels like it

                                    Cons

                                    • The squirrels like it

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outside Decoration

                                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                    We have red squirrels and they have no problem in getting to the feed. They just jump on and make the feed holes bigger. Even though the directions state to adjust the spring tention by moving them to another hole, my units(I bought 2 of these) do not have any extra holes for adjustment. The springs are attached to the protective grids, and the next grid is too high up. I am looking at attaching some weights to the bottom to better balance it. I certainly will not purchase another one of this design. I will also make sure that the feed holes are edged with metal, and not plastic.

                                    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    springs rust out

                                    By birdy

                                    from florida

                                    About Me Bargain Hunter, Nature lover, Practical

                                    Pros

                                    • Squirrel Proof

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Clean
                                    • Springs rust

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Year Round

                                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                    I have been pleased with this bird feeder. The squirrels were not able to get into it when it was new. However, the springs have rusted over time and the seed ports remain permanently closed. I am looking for replacement springs. In the meantime, I have tied the baffle open with some twine. The squirrels quickly cleared out the sunflower seeds. I even bought another one of these feeders as it worked so well for 2 years. Still, I continue to look for replacement springs and am frustrated at not being able to find them. I recommend this under advisement that the springs will not hold up over time.

                                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    NOT squirrel proof

                                    By bird lover

                                    from St Petersburg, FL

                                    About Me Practical

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy
                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Fall
                                    • Spring
                                    • Summer
                                    • Winter

                                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                    Very disappointed in the feeder. Squirrels jump from tree to feeder and hang upside down to get at the seed. I moved the feeder to a limb that the squirrel would have to come down from a limb. I included a wire hanger with a swivel, so the feeder would spin when the sqirrel climbed down to the feeder. Feeder did not spin, squirrel hung upside down and can get full access to the openings. I'm going to try and cover the wire hanger with 2 liter pop bottles to help deter the squirrels.

                                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    It works well

                                    By Joe

                                    from Daytona Beach, FL

                                    About Me Bargain Hunter, Practical

                                    Pros

                                    • Attracts The Right Animals
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Squirrel Proof

                                    Cons

                                    • Difficult To Clean

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      The spring loaded mechanism works as advertised and it's saved me a lot of money on wasted seed as not only do squirrels trigger the mechanism but fat pigeons. I suppose a squirrel could eat through the plastic but the same could be said of any feeder with any plastic parts. No product is 100% squirrel proof but this one is pretty close. I've had about a dozen different commercial feeders and this is my favorite.

                                      My only complaints are it's hard to clean and and the spring gets a little creaky but a shot of cooking spray on the spring should keep it in good working order for a long time.

                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Product Design Fails Test

                                      By Towanda

                                      from Springfield, VT

                                      About Me Practical

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive

                                      Cons

                                      • Not Durable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • None

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      Within two weeks those crafty squirrels had chewed through the plastic and left a huge hole that could not be covered by the drop down mechanism. Simply does not hold up to the advertising. It was an attractive product but a total waste of money.

                                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Worked beautifully for ...

                                      By Shirley N

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      Worked beautifully for three years--squirrels would be twirled off when they got on UNTIL this year when squirre(s) cling upside down to cage and eat from port which they had enlarged so that metal leaf could no longer cover. I have not been able to locate a new one where spring settings will completely cover the port when squirrel climbs on. I surely wish that manufacturer would test each feeder before shipping to stores.

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Same thing happened to me ...

                                      By LM M

                                      from NJ

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      Same thing happened to me - the spring rusted out and I am unable to find a replacement. It really only lasted one season. For the price, I was (am) disappointed.

                                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The springs rusted out ...

                                      By Larry C

                                      from Philadelphia, PA

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      The springs rusted out and I can't find replacements. They must be exact strength. It would be helpful if they could be purchased on line.

                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Red squirrel ate through ...

                                      By Elaine W

                                      from Eddington, ME

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      Red squirrel ate through the plastic when feeder was in shut position, then I couldn't even fill it because the feed fell out.

                                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Works exactly as it ...

                                      By Ann D

                                      from Buford, GA

                                      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder - 2 Pack:

                                      Works exactly as it claims. It still looks good after two years. Squirrels try but their weight closes the food openings and they can't succeed. Some, however, learn to hang upside down and get to the food. Hot Meats bird seed stops that.

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