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Not squirrel proof!

Rather than me and the dog forever chasing off the squirrels from the suet and nut feeders, I decided to buy Classic Small Feeder Guardian’s with suet and nut feeders. The first squirrel I saw on the suet feeder got inside the guardian within 15 seconds and because the spiral ball holder has very wide spirals, sat their happily breaking off great mouthfuls of suet! Looking at other feedback from purchasers and the RSPB replies (Nic, on 24 Sep 2012) these guardian’s are clearly not 100% squirrel proof and the small guardian isn’t even recommended for keeping squirrels out. Given they are aware of these shortcomings, I think the RSPB ought to be more up front in their descriptions of these feeders. A waste of money in my view. Will now modify the suet guardian to hold my old suet ball feeder through which the squirrel can only take small nibbles until I can come up with a better plan.

RSPB response: Thank you for your review. We do not state on any of our products that they are squirrel proof as it is incredibly hard to stop all squirrels; they are clever and determined animals. We are currently looking into ways we can improve the guardians to further deter squirrels and larger birds. By PW, on 21 Jun 2017
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Does not fit suet feeder!

Bought this for the small suet feeder. Despite the guardian description saying this guardian fitting the classic feeder range it does not fit the classic small suet feeder (the screw attachment does not fit through the base). RSPB does not sell the suet feeder guardian, which must have a different design, separately from the feeder, which is disposing ing as I purchased the feeder separately. By Birdy, on 30 Nov 2015
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Squirrels can reach the bird seed

The squirrels reached through the guardian and eat the bird seed. They also managed to chew the perch and the plastic on the seed feeder so that it fell to pieces. I think that the circumference of the guardian needs to be a little larger.

I have since bought another all metal feeder which has a wide guardian welded to it. The squirrels are now resigned to the fact that it is impossible for them to get at the food and don't even try. Unfortunately the RSPB doesn't sell this particular feeder.

The guardian is reasonably OK over the nut and nibble feeder because the squirrels find it difficult to extract the food through the wire that holds it in and also there is no plastic for them to chew.
By Glenda, on 30 May 2014
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RSPB Classic bird feeder guardian small

SKU# R0844


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This easy-to-clean bird feeder guardian is the perfect fit for small RSPB Easy-Clean feeders and small Classic feeders.

This guardian helps to keep the contents of your feeder safe from adult squirrels and protect smaller birds from predators.

Made from powder-coated steel, the guardian is strong and durable, and feeders can still be easily accessed for filling and cleaning. No fiddly nuts or screws to undo. You simply lift the guardian off the feeder. The base can also be inverted to act as a seed tray to catch dropped seeds.

The guardian can be hung from a hook or mounted on a bird feeder pole.

  • - Fits small RSPB Classic feeders and small RSPB Easy-Clean feeders
To reduce the risk of squirrels reaching your feeders and guardians, try to locate the feeder at least 2 metres away from any potential jumping off point such as a tree trunk, fence, post or wall, and consider using a baffle with the feeder.
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RSPB Classic bird feeder guardian small


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