Cage Bird Feeder Selection
A cage bird feeder is ideal for preventing squirrels or large nuisance birds from swiping your bird seed--some of them are so tough they even keep out bears! Constructed from either wire or mesh, a cage bird feeder can be purchased in a variety of stylish designs, from slender peanut feeders to large wire cages. A cage bird feeder will attract both clinging and perching birds. They are typically easy to clean--some are even dishwasher friendly--and can serve up to 20 birds at once.
A cage bird feeder can hold many different kinds of seed, which means it has the flexibility to attract a number of bird species. If you want more information on cage bird feeders, call our knowledgeable customer service team. They'll be happy to help you decide if a cage bird feeder is the right purchase for your backyard.
I wanted a bird feeder for ONLY small birds. It works most of the time. However, the distance from outside to feed opening is too short. Long neck birds like Red headed woodpeckers could still use the feeder and chase the small birds away. There needs to be a little more distance from outside to feed opening so no large birds can use it. It is very sturdy.
It is not squirrel proof. They still take a lot of seeds. Our squirrels (red and gray) hang upside down on it and reach in to get seeds off the bottom plate. I will admit, though, this is the longest-lasting feeder I've ever had. I have two. They've taken a tumble to the ground from my raised deck from time to time (12' drop) and have not been damaged. And the squirrels cannot get at the plastic seed holder so they cannot chew it up.
It's a great feeder! Huge volume and easy to clean and maintain. I have a big dove population which emptied all my non caged types. This one relegates them to feeding from the spillover underneath. My only negative is I wish the openings were a bit larger to fit cardinals, but all in all I couldn't be happier.
I thought it would be bigger. But the squirrels and tree squirrels can still get into the seeds.
Terrific product. Works perfectly.
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