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My wife loves song birds. She likes to read in the second floor patio and watch the birds. I put up three bird feeders behind ou

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  • Pathfinder1
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    Hi...


    I've seen some feeders that will 'close up' the seed cage when the squirrel's weight is upon the feeder. Works really well.

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  • DakotaMan
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    They have a variety of feeders that prevent squirrels from getting access to the goodies. I have a couple of these and they work great.

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  • Knife Freak
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    I have mine strung between two posts using wire and I have not seen any squirrels on it. However I have seen them on the ground. I don't think they can walk on the thin wire.

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  • 1ojolsen
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    Get a good quality blow gun or sling shot.

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  • Hoski
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    As you wish, but after 3 years I've yet to see any bird try to alight on the vertical shaft...they're after the feeders.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Great suggestions guys, thank you.

    I think I will pass on axle grease and the Vaseline idea. I wouldn't want the squirrels to transport the axle grease or the Vaseline to a tree limb that could easily get on a song bird. My wife would not be happy that I did that to one of her singing song birds.

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  • 708jonah
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    My dad cuts the bottoms out of pop bottles and puts them top up under his feeders. Sounds like your squirrels might be a little more committed to your seed than his are... the squirrels in his yard haven't tried to chew at the bottles yet...

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  • Kiko Guam
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    I have a Brome 1024 Squirrel Buster feeder that has withstood attempts by squirrels for two years. The squirrels have chewed at the aluminum cap but have not gotten to the bird seed.

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  • Hoski
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    I've got 3 feeders hanging from Shepard's hooks. I fastened medium sized stainless mixing bowls a couple feet above the ground. I also liberally apply axle grease under the bowls. Look for bowls without a lip that the squirrels can get ahold of, or grind off the lip as I had to do.
    They'll still try, but it's fun watching them fail.

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  • ozarkghost
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    Gary use the metal ones if you can find them. Squirrels will chew thru the plastic but they can't chew the metal. A farmers co-op or hardware stores are good sources for them.

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  • mike0714
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    try a have a heart trap with peanut butter and corn as bait, a pellet gun, or if the squirrels are climbing up the pole then put vaseline on it.

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  • Ncarl
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    I would suggest a gamo air rifle

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  • canvasbackhunter
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    You might try a live trap and find a way to dispatch them quietly and safely.

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  • thehunter98.6
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    I have a bird feeder in my backyard and the squirrels kept eating all the seed and destroying the feeders. I switched to safflower seed and the squirrels wont touch it! Try safflower.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Ozark, I been feeding the squirrels on the ground with corn to keep them off the feeders. When the corn runs out, they go back up to the feeders. I like your plastic guard idea.
    I was thinking of catching them in a Have-A-Heart trap then drive them five miles away and let them out, but that’s against the law.

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