Keep Squirrels Away
They may have a reputation for making bird feeding less enjoyable, however, squirrels aren’t going away any time soon. Perhaps by looking at them from a different perspective, you can begin to appreciate, if not enjoy, squirrels and their behaviors.
Squirrels are one of the most curious and adaptable animals to be found anywhere and they are unmatched in their problem-solving ability to defeat many so-called “squirrel proof” feeders!
Squirrels can jump up to five feet vertically and ten feet between trees or structures. They have the ability to cling from objects with their back foot toes (with support from their tail) which allows them to hang upside-down and eat.
If you want to keep squirrels from bothering your bird feeding setup, we have the foods, feeders and accessories to confuse and confound even the most brilliant squirrel in your neighborhood. And if you decide to raise the white flag and enjoy their amazing antics, we have lots of fun and functional squirrel feeders that will brighten up both their day and yours, too.
Here are a few tips to help keep squirrels away from your bird feeders:
- Draw squirrels away from your bird feeding stations by offering them their own feeding station with their favorite foods: corn, nuts and Wild Birds Unlimited Wildlife Blend.
- Feed the birds but not the squirrels with a Wild Birds Unlimited squirrel-proof bird feeder like the Eliminator.
- Keep squirrels away from your bird feeding stations. Squirrels can jump up to five feet vertically and up to 10 feet between objects. Place a baffle on your feeder pole. Use dome baffles above bird feeders.
- Try an OnGuard™ wire mesh cage around your existing feeders to keep squirrels from reaching the food. The cages are designed specifically to fit Wild Birds Unlimited seed tube feeders, peanut feeders, suet cages and more.
- Fill your bird feeders with safflower seeds. Many songbirds will eat safflower, but squirrels typically will not.