Prevent Squirrels at Your Feeders

There are many ways to keep squirrels from eating all of your bird food.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee on Dinner BellThe Right Food - Safflower

Safflower is a small, white seed that is high in protein and fat. Many of your favorite birds, including jays, cardinals, chickadees, House Finches, doves, titmice and nuthatches, readily eat safflower, but squirrels typically do not.

On-Guard Cages

Try an On-Guard™ wire mesh cage around your existing feeders. Our On-Guard solutions are designed to allow smaller birds access but prevent squirrels (and larger birds) from reaching the food in a feeder.

Distance

Place your bird feeding setup at least 10' away from any tree or building. This keeps squirrels from jumping on top of, or onto, your feeders.

 

Baffles

APS Squirrel Baffle

This Squirrel Baffle can help make your bird feeding station squirrel-resistant. Made of durable, powder-coated steel, these baffles feature a tapered design that is very effective in stopping squirrels before they reach your feeders.

Place your baffle on your setup so the top of the baffle is 4½' - 5' from the ground and be sure that the pole location is ten feet away from any horizontal surface (fence, wall tree branch) that the squirrels can jump from.

 

Fundamentals Squirrel-proof FeederSolution Feeders

We offer a variety of feeders that help you feed the birds, not squirrels.

The Dinner Bell™ feeder has an adjustable dome that can be raised and lowered to only allow access for smaller birds.

The Eliminator™ and Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeders are weight-sensitive and will close off access to the food when heavier visitors sit on a perch.