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I have had one of these for about two years. Its the most popular of my feeders. I am amazed at how many cluster around it. Some like to use the mesh grip sooner than the perch. I use sunflower hearts or no mess sunflower mix. I even have male blackbirds who have worked out how to use it!
I have it in a tree and a squirrel hung like a bat and devoured! My answer to him was to put it further along the branch and make it more unstable for him. Hes tried, but unsuccessfully.
I want to replace another, instead of the tube in a cage as now, as I want the blacbirds to access this one too.
Unless I wear my glasses, I cant get the hook into the hole when refilling. I sorted this by hanging the entire thing by a shoe lace which slips into the triangular gap end. Much easier to refill on the garden seat and hang back up than try to fit the hook in up a tree. I thought the scribbles would soon chew it and have it on the floor but that simple edit has bypassed them. :-) By Rosie, on 16 Sep 2017
8 out of 9 people found the above review helpful

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Good in Parts

Intelligent design but not long lasting. I bought two about eighteen months ago and the spring has gone on both. I hung one on an RSPB pole but one squirrel evolved a way of hanging on to the top of the pole with its back legs and lifting the feeder towards itself with its front legs in a way that didn't activate the spring. Why don'tyou employ squirrels as designers- they are much cleverer than us!

RSPB response: Thank you for your review, if only we could use squirrels as designers although I have a feeling they wouldn't want to create squirrel resistant products! On a more serious note we will contact you directly to help with the fault in the squirrel busters you have bought as both going in 18months is not usual.

By Pat, on 11 Apr 2017
10 out of 13 people found the above review helpful

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Squirrels Foiled but Pigeons Happy

I've used a mini for a couple of years. Although the squirrels were inventive and persistent, they couldn't ever access the seeds. However, the pigeons learned to cling and hover, thus by-passing the spring mechanism, and helped themselves frequently to seeds. After 2 years, which is the guarantee period, the spring mechanism was not working properly anymore, but you can apparently get spares. By Lil, on 5 Dec 2016
31 out of 34 people found the above review helpful

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Squirrel Buster Mini seed feeder

SKU# R401636


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A brilliantly designed bird seed feeder that does away with the need for a guardian as an internal weight-activated mechanism covers the feeding ports whenever a squirrel arrives. Mesh construction suits birds that cling or perch.

To ensure the weight mechanism of this feeder can work as designed, please make sure it is positioned at least 2 metres away from any potential jumping-off point, such as a tree, fence, post or wall, and out of squirrels' reach across from any adjacent feeder.

Keeping your bird feeders clean will help keep your birds healthy, happy and coming back for more.
Learn more at www.rspb.org.uk/advice or call our Wildlife Enquiries team on 01767 693690 Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm.
Height 30 cm
Capacity 350-450 g (depending on seed type)
Two-year manufacturer's warranty
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