Squirrel – Damage to Bird Feeder

Q: Two of my bird feeders have been destroyed. I thought they were squirrel proof. Can a squirrel do this type of damage or could it be a deer?

A: Definitely squirrel damage. They will chew through anything plastic near the seed feeder opening. The reservoir can be plastic but the opening MUST be metal.

Plastic feeders like this must be six feet away from any surface from which a squirrel can jump.

Droll Yankee and Duncraft make several models that work very well to deter squirrels.

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