Do you love birds?
I bet you do, because between cats and dogs, many people love to have pet birds.
The seed that you put in there for birds are not only consumed by birds, but they attract a lot of squirrels as well. And this is not what you want?
This is why a few companies created innovative bird feeders which are 100% squirrel proof.
So, if your birds get scared because of those squirrels and you do not want them to eat the seed that you placed there for your birds, these squirrel-proof bird feeders can help a lot.
This is what this post is all about; I’ve reviewed top ten squirrel proof bird feeders in this post and also added a buyer’s guide in case you want to find the one most suitable to you.
Best Traditional Perch Bird Feeder: BestNest Droll Yankees A-6 Bird Feeder & Tray
The reason why I included this bird feeder is because its design is pretty simple. Its simplicity shows why it works, why birds can easily fetch seed from the tube and why squirrels can only drool over the sight of so many seed, but cannot touch a single one.
The good design is not the only reason why I chose this particular squirrel-proof bird-feeder. It is because of the convenience as well. The round trey at the end of the tube feeder can be used as a perch (for birds to site with ease) and there are the little metal sticks that you find next to the holes for feeding
Birds can easily sit there, enjoy the bird eye view of the surrounding, as they love to do – and from the reverse teardrops-like holes they can eat the seed with ease.
- Metal perch to host many birds at same time
- 6 seed ports
- Transparent plastic tube to show remaining seed
- Sturdy metal cap to refill or clean the tube
- Insufficient capacity
- Substandard quality mixed seed
Best 3 Pack Bird Feeder: Droll Yankees YCPD90 Three Pack Bird Feeders
You buy everything based on the kind of person you are; and if you are the kind of person who’d only trust a package deal, then this is the right kind of squirrel proof bird feeder for you.
It is actually a set of 3 bird feeders; they are made of metal and plastic, just like the previous one. The design (just like the previous one), is the most successful bird feeder design in the niche of squirrel and raccoon proof bird feeders.
The plastic tubes can carry 5 pounds of bird feed in each of them. There are thin metal bars/feeding perches for as many as 4 birds to sit and peck at the grain or seed inside the plastic tubes.
A thin metal bar and loop thereof, makes it possible for you to hang the tubes with objects like bird-feeding poles and the smart design makes it impossible for squirrels to sit on the perches.
- 4 small feeding holes/seed ports made only for birds’ beaks
- Feeding perches collapse under the weight of any living being other than birds
- Transparent plastic tubes to see seed level
- Internal baffle disperses seed evenly
- Small seed ports not made for large birds
- Seed easily falls on the ground
Best Design Bird Feeder: Birdious Wild Window Bird Feeder
If you are sick and tired of the same honey bee hive style bird feeders or the tube style ones, it is the time to get your hands on a unique design. The Birdious Wild Window bird feeder is unique in so many different ways.
To start with, it does not only include seed, but water as well – so your feathery friends will not only fill their tummy, but also quench their thirst.
What’s more? The whole thing is made of ultra-strong transparent acrylic that looks like glass; it is a beautiful bird nest with a royal touch. You can see your local birds sitting on the perch, eating the seed and drinking water.
What makes it squirrel-proof? Well, it comes with 4 suction cups attached to its 4 sides; just attach those cups to your room’s window and press the bird feeder to sturdily attach it to your room’s window.
The sturdy and steadfast suction cups won’t let the whole thing fall down and so squirrels can never read the seed inside it.
- The most unique design
- 4 perches for birds
- 1 water cup
- Looks like glass – stronger than glass
- At mercy of suction cups
- Not squirrel proof for a window near a tree
Best Budget Bird Feeder: Gazebo Squirrel Proof Wild Bird Feeder
Are you on a tight budget?
Do you want a squirrel-proof bird feeder but you do not afford to buy such a bird feeder for more than $50?
If this is the case, then this gazebo style bird feeder is made only and only for people like you. It is cheap, it is squirrel proof and yet it is beautiful because it looks like a colorful gazebo.
What’s best about this bird feeder? Well, it being squirrel proof is not its best trait. The best quality of this birdfeeder is its beauty. If it is something that you expect birds to call home, it must look like a home.
This is exactly what this bird nest/feeder looks like with a proper gazebo look. Not only the bright green gazebo hood and base look like a real gazebo, but the overall detail of the whole thing also makes it look more like a fine architecture and less like a bird feeder.
- Symbol of shelter and good architecture
- Detail and shape of a real gazebo
- Round perch can host many birds
- Transparent plastic container
- Cheap quality plastic
- Not fully squirrel proof
Best Sturdy Bird Feeder: NC Birdguy F8C Bird Feeder
If you have a thing for gazebo style bird feeders, then this one is made especially for you. While its design is way better than detailed when compared to the previously reviewed gazebo style bird feeder, its best quality is not design, but its sturdiness.
It is made with durable vinyl that renders it impossible to catch rust or deteriorate. The beautifully finished copper roof give this bird feeder its much appreciated gazebo shape, but this is not the only thing that it does.
One can remove the lid or hood to easily clean the bird feed container and fill up the container if it is about to be empty. The best part? You can take care of, maintain the bird feeder and fill it with new seed without having to use any tools.
Top finial can be removed for easy seed filling when you do not need to remove the entire copper roof.
- Handmade in USA
- Removable copper roof for cleaning
- Removable top finial for seed filling
- Made of rust, split and decay proof vinyl/PVC
- Clumsy construction
- Not fully squirrel proof
Best Protection Bird Feeder: BestNest Squirrel Buster Mini Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
Now, why do I call it ‘best protection bird feeder’?
To know why we need to know what exactly we need to protect in case of a bird feeder. Yes, we need to protect the feed from squirrels, raccoons and other such animals, because we intend to feed that only to birds.
This squirrel-proof bird feeder is absolutely for that. It is the best protection bird feeder, because the plastic tube with seed is encased in a metal grill – this is sort of double protection system that makes it impossible for squirrels to reach the seed.
Like all good bird feeders on this list, this one also comes with bag of seed – mixed Divine Blend seed bag of 5 pounds. It is good enough for one week to a month depending on how many birds are found in your locality.
4 ‘U’ shaped perches are there to provide enough space for the birds to sit while they eat; however, the entire metal grill can be used for the same purposes.
- 4 seed ports
- Double protection – plastic body encased in metal one
- 5 Pounds bird Divine Blend seed bag
- 4 U shaped perches – one with each seed port
- Too small hook for a big and sturdy branch of tree
- Spills seed at the time of refilling
Best 4 Pack Bird Feeder: Brome Pack of 4 Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders
When you live in a home turned into a little bird aviary and you have simply too many birds to play with and cherish, you need not one or two, but just as many bird feeders as possible.
Whether you have a small bird aviary or just too many birds come to your home, you need 4 squirrel proof bird feeder pack made by Brome.
This pack includes 4 0.98lbs seed capacity bird feeders which are squirrel proof. The overall design and shape of these bird feeders are almost the same as in case of above mentioned bird feeder.
These bird feeders come with life-time guarantee. The mechanism that makes it squirrel free is very unique and different from all other bird feeders on this list, except the above mentioned one.
The metal shroud totally collapses under the weight of a squirrel or any animal of same size or bigger than that. Once the shroud is closed, access to seed is denied and this makes it an almost fool-proof bird feeder.
- Lifetime guarantee
- Fool proof squirrel proof system
- 4 seed feeding posts
- 4 perches for birds to sit and eat
- Hook too small for big pole or branches
- Design flaw – container to be filler every time when shroud collapses
Best Electronic Bird Feeder: BestNestWild Bills Squirrel Proof Electric Bird Feeder
Are you bored? I won’t blame you if you’re bored and you think that there should be a unique and technology-driven squirrel proof bird feeder.
Well, what if I told you that there are a few. Take this one for example; this one is based on a smart technology, but a very old learning.
We learned, when we were kids, that while birds can site on high transmission electricity cables and poles, and they do not get electrocuted, the same is not the case with animals.
While animals’ skin is a good conductor and that’s why they feel the current, birds’ feathers prevent the completion of electrical circuit.
How the whole thing works? The feeding port and the perch are made of metal; when a small animal like squirrel or raccoon stands on the perch and tough the port, they feel a minor electric current.
And that is enough to fend them off; on the other hand, when birds approach the feeding port, they do not have to face the correction because their body is not a conductor.
- Electric current system to fend off squirrel and other animals
- On/off switch to turn off or on the circuit for cleaning and refilling
- Sturdy plastic and metal structure
- 8 port and 15 pounds feeding capacity
- Too heavy to hang
- Difficult to clean
Bestseller Bird Feeder: Perky-Pet Copper Panorama 312C Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
If you were passing through all these bird feeders, wondering when you will see the review of the bestseller squirrel proof bird feeder, do know that this is the bird feeding system that you were looking for.
It is not only the bestseller bird feeder with 3,000+ positive reviews, but it has got an Amazon’s Choice tag as well.
Unlike the previously reviewed electric current bird feeder, this one comes with a very simple design.
You have a bird feeder that looks a lot like a lantern, with a hood designed like a gazebo’s hood. Right underneath that hood there is transparent plastic container for seed and that rests on the solid metal stand.
The hood and stand are made of metal, while the seed container is made of shock-resistant plastic. The hood can be removed to clean the container and fill it up with mixed seed.
A very narrow trey style feeding port and lid locking system make this a squirrel proof bird feeder.
- Circular perch for many small birds or few big birds
- Tray style feeding port
- Antique copper finish lid to prevent squirrels
- 2 pounds seed capacity
- Copper hood catches rust
- Design flaws e.g. clogged seed drainage holes
Best Feeding Capacity Bird Feeder: Woodlink Absolute II Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeder
You must have noticed those traditional or heritage farms whenever you drive to the country side. Cattle is fed in a speedy, time saving and organized way when you use such heritage farms.
Now a few companies are making miniature farm bird feeders. Birds peck at the feed while sitting in one line and since there are two feeding lines – one on each side, this bird feeding farm can feed at least 14 small or medium sized birds at the same time.
Because of highly useful and unique design, this product has got an Amazon’s Choice tag. However, apart from the feeding capacity, there are other reasons why customers love this bird feeder.
It is made of durable and powder coated steel sheet. It has the same squirrel fooling system that many other squirrel proof bird feeders on this list already have – the perch collapses as soon as an animal like squirrel sits on it.
- Maximum Feeding Capacity 14 Birds at a time
- Hang or pole mount system
- Perch collapses under squirrel’s weight
- Sturdy and rust proof metal body
- Clumsy construction
- Heavy enough to break the pole or rope
- Buyer’s Guide
These are the ten best squirrel proof bird feeders that I could find based on my own criteria. However, you might not like any or all of these bird feeder and want to do a little Amazon search on your own.
In case you want to know the points that you must look for before buying a squirrel proof bird feeder, take a look at the buyer’s guide as follows:
- Squirrel Proof Mechanism – Remember that you can buy any cheap bird feeder; what makes these bird feeders unique from simple bird feeders is their unique quality: being squirrel or raccoon proof.
That is only made possible with a squirrel proof mechanism. For example, most of them have perches that collapse under a particular amount of weight more than a bird’s weight. However, there are those that come with narrow feeding trey design and a very unique electric current design – so choose your mechanism wisely.
- Material – Since these bird feeders are obviously placed in outdoor setting, they are at mercy of all kind of elements. The material, design, coating and other details must be considered before buying a bird feeder. If a bird feeder’s body catches rust easily, it is not the ideal one.
- Capacity – Capacity does not only mean as to how many birds can use one bird feeder, but it is a vast criterion. It also means the capacity of seed that a certain bird feeder can take and number of perches as well as feed posts etc.