Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

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  • Sub Brand: Squirrel-Be-Gone
  • Bird Type: Wild Bird
  • Food Capacity: 2 lb.
  • Material: Metal
  • Feeder Type: Tube
  • Product Type: Seed Feeder
  • Number of Feeding Stations: 6 ports
  • Squirrel Guard: Yes
  • Assembled Depth: 7.1 in.
  • Assembled Width: 7.1 in.
  • Assembled Height: 19 in.
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Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
 
2.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (14)

26%

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 durable (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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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.

Reviewed by 29 customers

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1.0

NOT squirrel proof

By Kim

from Grayslake, IL

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Easy To Assemble

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

      Purchased this feeder because it was reasonably priced, held alot of seed, and claimed to be squirrel proof. As others have mentioned, squirrels chewed the bottom corner of the plastic case and both the seed and bottom came out/off. Squirrels were able to get to seed even before this. It lasted less than 2 weeks.

      • I Am A:
      • Single Female

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      NOT squirrel proof

      By Dana

      from Woonsocket RI

      About Me New to Birds

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Useless

      Best Uses

      • Feeding squirrels and birds

      Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

      When the squirrel comes on and weight the cage down, it blocks access to all the feeding holes. It also opens up access to the feeding spout. I watched the squirrel. It took him about 3 minutes of trying to bite through the metal, to figure out that he could just flip the top and have full access to huge amounts of food.
      There are others out there that say they are 100% squirrel proof. Look for those. This only slightly better than a standard feeder.

      Ace was very nice and took it back with no hassles.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Squirrels chewed it to pieces in 3 days

      By Lincolnshire Bob

      from Lincolnshire, IL

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Durable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

          Within 3 days, it lay destroyed on the ground. The squirrels quickly figured out that when their weight pushes the cage down, it exposes the plastic inner piece; they chewed through this and the wire holding it up had no purchase, so the whole thing fell down. It isn't repairable.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not Squirred proof

          By Birder Jo

          from Arvada CO

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Durable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

              This feeder lasted less than one month in our yard. The squirrels gnawed through the plastic by the feeder cups which allowed the birdseed to run out onto the groiund.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Springs break after a short period

              By Bonnie

              from Skokie, IL

              Pros

              • Easy to Clean
              • Stays Put

              Cons

              • Not Durable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

                This feeder does hold a ton of seed, but it only has 4 openings (not enough for this size feeder) and I find that I have to constantly re-attach the springs. The springs come loose from the top latch area. I don't know if it's squirrels that are weighing down the feeder trying to get at the seed or what, but I am going to have to discard this and get something else.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not squirrel proof by all means

                By birdfeeder

                from Portland,Oregon

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good price

                Cons

                • Not squirrel proof

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors

                Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

                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

                (1 of 2 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:

                    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

                    (2 of 2 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:

                    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.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Squirrels still won!

                    By Karie

                    from Chicago, Il

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Comments about Perky Pet Birdscapes Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder:

                    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

                    (3 of 3 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:

                      Squirrels just hang upside down and feed on the seeds.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      (3 of 3 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:

                      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

                      (2 of 2 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:

                          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.

                          (4 of 4 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:

                            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:

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

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

                                (5 of 5 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:

                                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.

                                (4 of 4 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:

                                    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:

                                    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 [...].

                                    (6 of 6 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:

                                        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.

                                        (2 of 4 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:

                                            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.

                                            (6 of 6 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:

                                            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.

                                            (3 of 8 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:

                                            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.

                                            (5 of 6 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:

                                            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.

                                            (2 of 5 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:

                                              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:

                                              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:

                                              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:

                                              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:

                                              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:

                                              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:

                                              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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