Hiatt Manufacturing Cage Bird Feeder Selection
This feeder is easy to fill an clean. It allows the small birds in to feed, yet keeps out the larger birds and squirrels out.
Squirrels can only get little. also holds enough for several days.
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.
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