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Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Keep those cheeky squirrels away from your bird food with our range of specialised squirrel proof bird feeders. We have a number of seed, suet, and nut feeders that are designed with squirrel-resistant mechanisms to keep squirrels at bay but still allow your feathered friends to enjoy a meal.

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Do squirrel proof bird feeders work?

Squirrel-proof bird feeders are designed to deter squirrels and prevent them from accessing the bird food. While no solution is entirely foolproof, many squirrel-proof feeders effectively reduce or eliminate squirrel interference. Feeders with weight-activated perches close access to the feeding ports when a squirrel's weight is detected. This allows lighter birds to feed while preventing heavier squirrels from accessing the food. Other squirrel resistant feeders come with a surrounded caged to prevent some squirrels and large birds from getting in, and only allowing small birds to get through the holes and into the cage.

Which is the best squirrel proof bird feeder UK?

Out of the squirrel-resistant feeders we've tested, the Squirrel Buster range was found to be the best squirrel proof bird feeders UK. These bird feeders squirrel proof by using a clever weight-based mechanism. When a squirrel or large bird such as a pigeon, magpie, or crow lands on or attempts to access the feeder, the ports are instantly covered, preventing their ability to reach the food, even if they attempt to shake the feeder!

How to squirrel proof a bird feeder?

The most successful approach is to invest in bird feeders designed specifically to be squirrel-proof. These feeders often feature mechanisms that make it difficult for squirrels to access the food. Some designs include weight-activated perches that close off access when a squirrel's weight is detected. Above is a wide range of squirrel-resistant feeders that will help protect your bird food from greedy paws.

How do I squirrel proof my bird feeder?

If you already have a bird feeder that doesn't have a squirrel-proof mechanism, you can install separate squirrel baffles above or below the feeder. A baffle is a dome or cone-shaped device that prevents squirrels from climbing up or jumping down to reach the feeder. Ensure the baffle is positioned far enough away from structures or trees to prevent squirrels from leaping past it.

How do I keep squirrels from eating my bird feeder?

Keeping squirrels from eating the bird feeder can be a challenge, but there are several strategies you can employ to discourage them:

Location Matters: Hang the feeder in a location that is difficult for squirrels to reach. Consider placing it on a tall pole, away from trees, and ensure there's no nearby structure that squirrels can use to jump onto the feeder.

Provide Alternative Food Sources: Set up a separate squirrel feeder with food specifically for squirrels. This can divert their attention away from the bird feeder.

Use Squirrel-Proof Feeders: Invest in bird feeders specifically designed to be squirrel-proof. Look for feeders with weight-activated mechanisms or cages that allow smaller birds to access the food while preventing squirrels from reaching it.

Install a Baffle: Place a squirrel baffle above or below the feeder. Baffles are dome or cone-shaped devices that make it difficult for squirrels to climb up or jump down to reach the feeder.


Remember, it may take some experimentation to find the most effective combination of strategies for your specific situation. Squirrels are known for their persistence and creativity, so staying vigilant and adapting your approach as needed will help keep them away from your bird feeder.