Consisting of simple tube feeders surrounded by metal cages, this provides a chew-resistant enclosure. Cage squirrel proof bird feeders prevent squirrels from accessing seed through the cage enclosure while allowing smaller birds to feed to their heart’s content.
Squirrels can have a voracious appetite for suet cakes. When a squirrel tries to steal from the suet buster it has stopped by a protective shield. The squirrel’s weight overcomes the feeder spring holding up the shroud and shield. When the squirrel gives up and leaves – the shrouds springs back into position for birds. The spring is easily adjustable so even heavier birds can be excluded if desired.
Squirrel Proof Suet Feeders
Suet can be an important source of fat for wild birds throughout the colder months, helping to maintain energy and body heat. They are also an obvious target for hungry squirrels, attracted by the smell and taste of ingredients such as tallow, seed and more. As with other cage covered feeders, small holes in the weather-proof wiring allows smaller birds, while preventing the entry of squirrels. Because large pests are unable to reach your suet, your feed lasts longer – some designs hold multiple cakes. These provide easy refills, as the cage is easy to open and clean.
Cage Tube Squirrel Proof Feeders
Another form of cage feeder utilizes a tube to contain the birdseed, enclosing it with a metal cage. Again, the holes in the wiring are large enough to allow small birds to fit through while being too small to let squirrels and large birds in. This style is ideal for those who want to feed and enjoy small songbirds, without the hassle of larger ones. The surrounding cage also ensures there is plenty of perching room for all types of birds.