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    Attach this plastic cone to your feeder pole below the bird feeders and deter squirrels from climbing up.
    Alternatively you can hang a feeder beneath it, to deter them from climbing down.
    The baffle tilts under a squirrel's weight so they can't get a foothold.




    Features
    Diameter 51.5 cm |Pole not included

    R405859
    • Type of Feeder
      Bird feeder accessories
      Pole systems
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    28/May/2016
    Very flimsy collar and attachments. Broke within a year.
    RSPB should have tried for a while before recommending it to bird lovers. Is there any improvement in design after so many adverse comments.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, sorry that you were not happy with the squirrel baffle. It should not break within a year, please contact customer services who will be happy to replace the product or offer a refund.
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    13/Feb/2016
    poor quality and design
    The baffle lifts off in even a slight breeze. Ours cracked after a couple of months and two of the lugs broke off. It's now completely split and is currently held together, temporarily, by wire and string. A very poor quality product. Would not recommend it at all.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. Please contact customer services who will assist you with this.
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    02/Feb/2016
    Very flimsy
    When we first put this up the central disc kept unclipping in even the lightest of winds. Two of the little clipheads then came off and, eventually, the disc split. The entire baffle has now cracked and is being held together by wire and string. Definitely not recommended. The design is poor - the baffle catches even light winds - and the structure is far too flimsy. Very disappointing.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, please contact customer services who will be happy to help with this.
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    17/Dec/2015
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    Broke after 3 weeks of being up. Waste of money.

    RSPB response: Hi Lisa, thank you for your review. The squirrel baffle should not break easily, please contact our customer services team who will be happy to help.
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    13/Dec/2015
    Limped on for a little over a year
    Bought one of these in September 2014. It did the job in terms of baffling the squirrels. Also little birds could land on it without mishap but e.g. jays were tipped off.

    But same problems with it crashing about in the wind as other reviewers have described. It took only months for the little flanges on the collar to start breaking.off. Kept going with two opposite ones for a few months but it regularly came loose in strong wind (this is an inner-London garden not a mountain top!) and it was of course really mucky to repair! Finally in the last week the collar itself broke and somehow the baffle reached the ground leaving the broken collar in place. So squirrels are having all their birthdays at once and I've had to order the metal cone version.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. We are discussing this with the supplier, but please contact customer services who will be able to assist further in the short term.
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    02/Dec/2015
    waste of money!
    I bought one at RSPB Leighton Moss at the end of october, and on the first windy day on the 14th of november, it broke. Very dissapointed. I could have made other uses of £19 just before christmas. Waste of money.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we are sorry you had a bad experience. Please contact our customer services team who will be happy to help.
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    21/Nov/2015
    Waste of £18.99
    Initially, I was very pleased, until about 20 days after we put it up it broke the little pieces holding the baffle up. It is now on the floor. I'm very disappointed with this.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. Please contact customer services, they will replace this for you.
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    30/Jul/2015
    Works well so far
    Bought one at Titchwell rspb reserve 2 weeks ago.
    It appears very robust (maybe this is the newer modified version) and has handled last weeks strong winds very well.
    It appears very solid and I can't see it breaking.
    Squirrels are kept on the ground!
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    27/Jul/2015
    Useless
    This product lasted one month before the squirrels had broken it. The clips are inadequately designed for hanging food beneath the baffle. Our squirrels worked out that if they put some weight off and on in the centre of the baffle, the clips will eventually become loose and the baffle will come apart. We bought two of these baffles less than two months ago. The squirrels have already broken one and fed to their hearts' content. Poor design and frankly not fit for purpose.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we have fed back these comments to the manufacturer and will investigate this. Please get in touch with our customer services who will be happy to assist further in this.
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    19/Apr/2015
    Totally unsatisfactory
    I bought this product from the RSPB shop at the Lodge last Autumn.It is not up to the job. The central ring and the clips/ lugs on which the baffle rests are not robust enough to resist the wind. The plastic is made brittle by the sun and breaks rendering the equipment useless. The baffle may well prevent squirrels from reaching feeders but it is far too flimsy to withstand the stresses put on it by the weather. I question whether the RSPB should be selling it at all - since the mere name of the organisation should mean something in terms of quality, durability and design. I can think of better ways to spend £18.

    RSPB response:
    Thank you for your review. Please contact Customer Services if you would like a replacement. We have recently worked with the manufacturer to improve this baffle - particularly in terms of its strength. We are happy to replace any models that have become faulty through no fault of the customer.
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    10/Apr/2015
    Works a treat!
    I was a little sceptical about buying three of these to keep the squirrels away as they are incredibly intelligent and learn new tricks all the time! My garden is surrounded by woodland and even if I took measures to permanently get rid of the squirrels (Which I really didn't want to do!), I know more would soon take their place.
    These are good solid baffles that work a treat and my squirrels have now given up trying to get up the poles. They are however still feeding on the ground underneath which I don't mind even though they look miserable! I can only assume that the other review above received a faulty baffle which the RSPB have offered to replace. I personally highly recommend them if you love your birds and want to save money from greedy squirrels!
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    10/Jan/2015
    Not robust enough
    the central disc keeps un clipping with the slightest breeze, spoke to the manufacturer he suggested gluing it in place but could not offer a suitable adhesive (plastic and outdoors). I used slow set araldite but this is not up to the job.
    The central collar should be a permanent part of the disc.

    RSPB response:
    Please contact customer services who will be happy to help with this complaint. An extra clip can be provided to hold the baffle in place when on a pole.
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    08/Jan/2015
    Works but flimsy
    Does stop the squirrels climbing up to get the food. Not to be outwitted the squirrels tried to jump onto the feeder but slipped off.
    The central clips do not withstand the feeder being blown over.
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    05/Jan/2015
    Waste of money!
    My partner bought me this for a present, it broke on the first windy day (about a month after being placed on a pole).

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    Please contact Customer Services who will be happy to assist you with this.
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