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 & Hot Pepper Products

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 typcially do not.

Our Hot Pepper birdfood comes in many different options from Bark Butter Bits, Suet, Cylinders and more. Squirrels and other critters avoid the hot pepper but birds are not bothered. It is an easy way to deter those pesky squirrels.

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

Try a pole baffle on your bird feeding setup to prevent squirrels from reaching your feeders from below. Mount the baffle 5' from the ground. You can also use a hanging baffle with your feeder tucked below it to deter squirrels from reaching your feeders from above.

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.