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The Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder
The Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder is a squirrel proof seed feeder that stops squirrels from eating your bird food before the smaller birds get a chance. The durable Squirrel Buster is weight-activated meaning small birds will be able to feed easily, and larger birds (including crows, pigeons and magpies) and squirrels will cause the feeding ports to close, denying access to the food.
Unlike traditional feeders, the Squirrel Buster features a weight-sensitive mechanism means that any weight on the feeder automatically triggers the closing of the feeding ports, preventing access to the seed. This ensures that only smaller birds can access the food while keeping squirrels at bay. You can adjust the mechanism to accommodate bigger birds if you choose, or set the sensitivity to feed only the smaller birds.
Crafted with durable materials, the Squirrel Buster is built to withstand the elements and the persistent efforts of squirrels. The Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder comes with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer and is robust and hardwearing. With over 4 million Squirrel Busters sold worldwide, there is no question that they are a popular choice.
The design also ensures your bird food lasts far longer than it would in a traditional bird seed feeder. A clever ventilation system within the Squirrel Buster helps keep bird food fresh, and the overhanging lid ensure your bird food stays dry.
- Feeds small birds, not squirrels, pigeons and crows
- Squirrel proof bird feeder
- Adjustable weight activated mechanism keeps squirrels away
- Chew proof metal mesh enclosure and hanger
- Manufacturer's lifetime guarantee (register online)
- Manufacturer's Forever New careline
- No tools required for set up
- Negative grip hanging tube to prevent access from above
- Ventilation system keeps food fresh for longer
In order to work, the Squirrel Buster feeder should be positioned with 18" (47cm) clearing on all sides (above, below and to the sides) to prevent squirrels from reaching across. The spring tension can be affected by extreme weather so may need adjustment.
13cm x 13cm x 34cm
The Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder
I waited a while before commenting, at first the squirrels found all sorts of ways to hang upside down to get the nuts without triggering the closure mechanism . However they clearly got frustrated and I haven’t seen a squirrel for 3-4 weeks now. Someone else must be making it easier for them! I do have endless little birds enjoying their superior food though.
I’m really pleased to hear it’s working so well! That’s fantastic! Thank you for the lovely review!
A well made, unique design and value for money seed bird feeder that exceeds the norm.
I’m so happy to hear that you’re so pleased with the feeder! Thank you for the lovely review!
…I realise it is not called a Parakeet buster, but the weight adjustment has allowed me to initially keep Parakeets from monopolising at least one of our bird feeders, but the battle continues...
Thank you for your honest review! I hope we can save some food from the parakeets!
We live in West London and love seeing the small birds that visit our garden and have a range of feeders. However, we also suffer from a large population of grey squirrels which manage to get into the feeders via fair means and foul!!
I saw The Little Bird Company at Chelsea Flower Show for the first time thgis year and had a long conversation with a very helpful person and decided to buy the Squirrel Buster feeder. It was delivered about 10 days later, in perfect condition, very nicely packaged. We put the feeder up and yes, it does stop the squirrels getting the food - what a very clever design it is. However, we also suffer from Parakeets who were able tyo get in. However, my husband has now adjusted the tension to the lowest level and we think it is also Parakeet proof. We are still waiting to make sure but hopefully you will soon be able to say Squirrel and Parakeet Proof. Many thanks, Rosanna
Thank you so much for the lovely review! I'm so pleased to hear that the Squirrel Buster is proving to be parakeet and squirrel proof and that the little birds in your garden are getting a chance to eat!
Clare is wonderful and so knowledgeable and helpful. I have now met her twice at the Chelsea Flower Show and she is warm and approachable and knows her products and helping birds/ wildlife so well. She kept me updated on my order when I pestered her too- brilliant service!
The Squirrel buster bird feeder is the only feeder to have in my opinion- not only does it stop the squirrels pinching bird food (I don't mind feeding them separately!), it is very well made and looks nice in the garden. Fully recommend.
What kind words - thank you so much for supporting my small business and for your lovely compliments! Brilliant to hear that the Squirrel Buster is such a huge success in your garden too!
Wow. This 'no big bird' feeder along with your bird food has proven a massive hit in our garden. So many small birds. So much food eaten so fast!
Hooray! I’m so happy to hear, that’s excellent news! You’ve made my day! Thank you for the photo too.
I love this feeder and the mischievous squirrels in my garden are frustrated not being able to get to the bird food.
The birds however are loving it.
I was so pleased with this feeder that I bought a second one for my mum to use in her garden and she is thrilled with it too
I’m so pleased to hear how well it’s working in your garden - it looks so lovely in the photo. Great to hear that the birds are getting a chance to eat, and so happy that your mum loves it too. I really appreciate you ordering from me and taking the time to post a review!
Easy to fill and to adjust the required firmness against the larger birds. Top marks.
Very prompt delivery with an interesting free sample of seed.
I’m so pleased to hear that the bird feeder is working well to deter the squirrels in your garden! Thank you for your kind words.
Very thorough instructions for a novice bird watcher like me , the food which came with the feeder has gone but I haven’t seen any birds feeding on it when I have been at home. The bird feeder seems etc easy to maintain and clean
I’m so pleased to hear that you’re pleased with the feeder, doesn’t it look great in your garden! Glad to help.
I actually bought this because of an issue with rats getting on the bird feeders. I haven’t seen them attempt to get on it yet so I’m going to assume they’re completely flummoxed by it!
The feeder has been great for small birds. Our local robin is usually a bit rubbish with feeders and sort of flies at them but it seems to really like this feeder. It’s also helped control the starling mob. Usually they all swarm the feeders, knocking food flying and the smaller birds can’t get a look in but when two or more starlings try to land on this one, the ports close and they give up.
Honestly well made and worth the money.
I'm so pleased that the feeder has worked so well in your garden, and that the little birds are getting a look in - that's excellent news! Thank you so much for the brilliant review and for posting the photo!
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