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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-26-07 02:14 PM
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Just how high can a squirrel jump?
The feeder has hung for a week. Once the squirrels discovered it, they cleaned it out. Squirrels are cute and all, but I want to see all the cool birds. I actually didn't mind scrounging on the ground for seeds that dropped.

Now that they know how to get on feeder they can eat it's entire contents in a single morning.

Any tips on feeder placement to prevent this?



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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-28-07 12:32 PM
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1. Try moving it out from under the tree
The squirrels will just jump on it. I've seen them make some absolutely crazy leaps to get at a feeder. You could also try a squirrel baffle and try and hang it over the feeder so they have a harder time getting on the feeder, but that probably won't be 100% effective.

You could try one of those supposed squirrel proof feeders with the bar that will close off access to the feeder if something that weighs as much as a squirrel sits on it.
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-29-07 02:36 PM
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2. I am surrounded by trees
I may try the baffle on top. I really like the location where the feeders are now, because I can watch from desk.

Anything to at least slow them down.

Thanks

:)
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