Is Your Yard Going To The Squirrels? Are squirrels raiding your birdfeeders? Instead of fighting them, try feeding them to add another element of fun to your backyard wildlife antics.
Squirrels enjoy corn, nuts and Wild Birds Unlimited Wildlife Blend. Place the food in a platform feeder or nut box. Two sharp incisors make it easy for them to gnaw through nuts, not to mention your favorite birdfeeder.
To keep squirrels from bothering your existing birdfeeder setup, try these tips:
• To keep these critters from devouring your best bird food, buy one of the "squirrel-proof" feeders from Wild Birds Unlimited.
• Don't invite them to chew through your screens or doors. Place food away from windowsills and doorways.
• Keep food away from your birdfeeding stations. Squirrels can jump 4 feet to 6 feet vertically and 8 feet to 10 feet between objects. They cling to birdfeeders with the toes on their back feet allowing them to hang upside down and use their hands to stuff their faces.
• Place a baffle on your feeder pole above or below the birdfeeder.
• Try an On-Guard wire mesh cage around your existing feeders. This cage is designed specifically to fit the Wild Birds Unlimited Seed Tube feeders, peanut feeders, and suet cages and can be fitted to smaller tube feeders.
• Fill your bird feeders with safflower seeds. Many songbirds will eat safflower, but squirrels typically will not.