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    Durable, coated steel wire feeder with guardian to make it more resistant to squirrels and allow garden birds to feed safely, protected from predators.
    The slanted roof protects the feeder from rain, so the food inside stays dry.

    To fill the bird feeder, lift the lid and use the ingenious integral funnel to fill with suet balls or fat cakes.
    The secure clamp and safety clip will keep the lid firmly closed.
    Central food chamber lifts out for easy-cleaning.
    This contemporary feeder can be easily dismantled and re-assembled making it very easy to keep clean and healthy for the birds.




    Features
    Stay-dry roof |Easy-clean |10 year manufacturer's guarantee

    Specification
    Width 25 cm Depth 23 cm Height (at tallest point of roof) 22 cm Height (including hanger) 25 cm Food holder dimensions Width 12 cm Depth 7 cm Height 15 cm
    • Type of Feeder
      Squirrel resistant feeders
      Suet and fat feeders
    • Type of Food
      Suet and fat
      Suet cakes and balls

    Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is £3.95.
    You'll only ever pay one delivery charge per order.

    Delivery is FREE if your order sub-total is £75 or more.
    Delivery is FREE if you order only Pressies that protect, RSPB gift cards and/or RSPB gift membership.

    Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses - £5.95
    Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - £5.95
    (Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.)

    See our delivery and returns page for full details.

    Feeder guardians cannot stop all squirrels from gaining access to your bird feeders. Some small and juvenile squirrels will be able to fit through the gaps. Gaps small enough to stop all squirrels would also stop even small birds from using the feeder. A guardian can help deter squirrels and make it difficult for them to chew your feeders, making them last longer.

    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.

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    19/Jul/2017
    Disappointing in semi rural area
    Our birds go mad for the super suet balls in a standard fat ball feeder, but since introducing the Hexihaus feeder, now in its 9th day in service, small birds try it but shun this new feeder and go elsewhere. I cannot fault its security and build quality but we want to make it easier for little birds to feed. Have reinstated original feeder and we are busy again!

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I am sorry you are unhappy with your birds use of this product. We recommend persevering with new bird feeders and it can take a couple of months for birds to feel comfortable to use them fully. Understandably you want your birds to feed, so it may be worth having both feeders available until they are happy to use the Helixhaus!
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    04/Sep/2016
    Marvellous Feeder
    We had a lot of trouble with Pine Martens wrecking the bird feeders. By the time we'd lost the fourth standard supermarket model, we decided that we had to spend a bit more and get a decent one. After advice from the RSPB we bought this one. It's been absolutely great. The Pine Martens haven't been able to break through - and that's been over a year. The birds have no problem with it, it gets cleaned out of food as fast as we can fill it up! I'd certainly recommend this feeder.
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    01/Apr/2016
    Keeps everything out!
    I've had one of these for about 3 months; I noted other people's comments and secured the lid with extra wire. We watched it foil the squirrels but also noted that no birds went near it. I put a couple of fat balls in the outer cage to try to tempt them to it but since then, the squirrel has managed to eat them, I have seen 2 birds stop to give it a go, but NOTHING has got through the outer cage to eat the fat balls in the inner container. All too effective, I fear.

    RSPB Response: Thank you for your review. This feeder has been widely tested and used by a number of smaller garden birds, who can certainly fit through the bars. It can take birds a while to pluck up the courage to use new feeders such as these, particularly if food is available elsewhere that is deemed easier to reach. Over time they will get used to the new feeder, however, and when times are harder they usually start to use them more confidently, this is the case with any new feeders to differing extents.
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    23/Mar/2016
    Not resistant to our squirrels
    The idea is excellent but the design flawed and could so easily be fixed. The two faults are firstly, the outer mesh squares are too large and as a previous reviewer noted, a determined squirrel i.e. all squirrels, can put its head through far enough to reach the inner mesh which is lighter and chew away at it and the fat balls. Secondly the clip is not up to the job, it needs a substantial fastener. Three times I came home to find the lid open, the contents spilled on the ground and a fat squirrel running away. The plastic insert in the clip is the first ""food"" that goes into the squirrel's stomach, the paint on the lid soon after. A rod through the back of the clip with lock nuts would improve the second fault and smaller outer mesh gaps. Both points have been raised months ago so it begs the question as to why we write these reviews if the product feedback isn't put to good use in a re-design?

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we take feedback on our product very seriously and rest assured that we do value and act upon your reviews wherever we can. The supplier has now strengthened the clip on this product to improve it.
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    21/Feb/2016
    Not squirrel proof
    I had this feeder as a present. I have had to squirrel proof all my bird feeders as the squirrels are very persistent here. It was only up for one day when the squirrel found a way to open it. I fixed the catch with a large paper clip but it found a way to get in the top. I then had to use strong bulldog clips which so far have succeeded. I find the nervous birds are reluctant to use it and the food goes down very slowly. Definitely not the birds favourite fat feeder.
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    05/Feb/2016
    fault in manufacture
    All looked good when I took it out of box. Peeled off sticky labels that were on lid - pulled the paint off down to metal.

    So called rspb - happy to send another. will wait to see how new one is.

    Its manufactured by nuttery
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    14/Nov/2015
    Nearly there
    Squirrels soon found out how to undo the clip and it is so easy to remedy i do not understand why the makers don't do the following from new.

    I use a suitably sized screw and fasten it through the loops of the clip when closed. A custom made bolt would be better.

    It really would be squirrel resistant apart from young small squirrels so maybe the wire cage could have slightly smaller distances between bars

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review. The clip on this has been improved in recent production, feel free to contact customer services who will be happy to help if required. The gaps in the wire are based on the measurements needed for birds to enter, any smaller and it would restrict certain birds, this is a difficult balance to strike.
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    16/Sep/2015
    Rusts very quickly
    It may well be due to the salt in the air (living on the Isle of Lewis) but the Roundhaus seed, Geohaus nut & nibble and Hexihaus suet bird feeders I purchased in December last year will be shortly thrown away as they have either nearly rusted away or are almost impossible to open (despite my mate WD40).

    For products that are quite expensive these are a major disappointment.

    RSPB response: Thank you for your review, please contact our customer services as this should not have happened in the timeframe mentioned. We have discussed this issue with our supplier and they have made improvements in this regard.
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    09/Jun/2015
    Super squirrel not beaten ....
    Super squirrel managed to open the flap so we fitted a padlock. He then discovered he could slip through the outer mesh and sit inside and gently nibble at the fat balls. He has tried to gnaw through the inner mesh but without success. His intake is therefore severely limited.

    A range of small birds happily use it when he is not around.
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    23/Mar/2015
    The Pine Martens have been foiled at last!
    We have lost several block feeders to the Pine Martens. They are amazingly strong little animals and rip the metal feeders to bits. After asking for advice from the RSPB, we bought this one and so far it's still in one piece! It's a really strong construction, but easy to fill. I found it quite difficult to open the catch, so there's no way a little animal is going to open it. It goes to show, when you need help - ask the experts!!
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    12/Jan/2015
    Rather disappointing
    This feeder looks fantastic, is well made but I don't think a single bird has visited it. It's a bird Fort Knox and I don't know why? It's filled with suet and there are lots of birds visiting the garden. It's a mystery,

    RSPB response:
    Thanks for your review. Birds can take quite a while to get used to new feeders, especially where they need to go through mesh to feed. They should eventually get used to it, however, and the one we have hanging up here is in constant use by small birds.
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    25/Nov/2014
    Could be better
    This feeder does indeed keep squirrels out BUT only after adapting the clip to give a tighter fit. My clip was so loose, the squirrels only had to touch it to flip the feeder open!
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    16/Jul/2014
    Excellent product ideal for small birds
    Finally found a suet feeder that only the small birds and the woodpecker can use. Keeps out the jackdaws, rooks and squirrels. Easy to fill and clean. Can get 6 suet balls in at a time. Angle of lid keeps feed dry.
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