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Peckish Squirrel Proof Energy Ball Feeder helps to deter squirrels and larger birds from accessing the feeder. Ensuring that food is available for the smaller garden birds.

  • Tough and durable metal design to deter squirrels
  • Ideal for small and colourful birds
  • Base tray to prevent mess and waste
  • Best used with Peckish Energy Balls
  • Product Details
  • How to Use
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

  • Tough and durable metal design to deter squirrels
  • Ideal for small and colourful birds
  • Base tray to prevent mess and waste

 

 

* Peckish feeders can only protect against adult grey squirrels and large adult birds, which do the most damage. There is always a chance that an adolescent young squirrel could squeeze into the bars and access the feeder. Young squirrels look very similar to adults but are actually far fluffier making them much more flexible! You may also find that adolescent jackdaws, crows and pigeons may find their way in being smaller in size. The bars on these feeders cannot be made smaller to protect from adolescent or red squirrels as this would pose a risk to the birds.

 

How to Use

Where to Site

  • Site your feeder 2 metres from cover, such as trees or shrubs, making the feeder visible, whilst providing a safe place to retreat
  • Put out food at the start of the day to ensure that birds can replace the energy they have lost overnight

Feeding Tips

  • With food resources scarcer now, it is essential to feed garden birds all year round.
  • Once you have started to feed the birds it is important to continue this, and develop a routine, as the birds will become reliant upon your help.
  • Provide food throughout the whole year especially during breeding, nesting and fledgling periods.
  • Locate feeders stations near cover so that they’re easily accessible, but not too close if there is a risk of predators.

 

Hygiene

  • Always ensure garden birds have plenty of fresh clean water for drinking and bathing
  • Clean feeding and drinking areas regularly with a mild disinfectant
  • Keep food fresh and dry, removing any wet food to prevent the spread of bacteria and diseases

 

Storage

  • Contains nuts
  • Keep packaging away from children to avoid suffocation.
  • Store in a cool dry place
  • Best used within 3 months of opening
  • Not suitable for human consumption

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why are the birds not visiting my feeders?

A. It is not uncommon for birds to take some time to visit new feeders or food that is offered. It can be down to the species in your area and other food resources that are available. Provide some cover for the birds and ensure fresh drinking water is available.

Q. Why are the birds discarding some seeds?

A. Wild birds are selective over what they eat and when. It is not that they do not like it but they might have another source or they don’t need it right now. Never remove or stop feeding these seeds as shortages can happen at any time.

Q. How should I position my feeder?

A. Locate feeders near cover so that they’re easily accessible, but not too close if there is a risk of predators.

Q. How do these squirrel proof feeders work?

A. The holes in the cage are smaller than squirrels skulls therefore they cannot squeeze through.

For any other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on: 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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