Yorba Linda, California
We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Prevent Squirrels at Your Feeders

There are many ways to keep squirrels from eating all of your bird food.

 

Chestnut-backed Chickadee on Dinner Bell

The Right Food - Safflower

    Safflower is a small, white seed that is high in protein and fat. Many of your favorite birds, including jays, cardinals, chickadees, House Finches, doves, titmice and nuthatches, readily eat safflower, but squirrels typcially do not.
APS Ultimate Setup

On-Guard Cages

    Try an On-Guard™ wire mesh cage around your existing feeders. Our On-Guard solutions are designed to allow smaller birds access but prevent squirrels (and larger birds) from reaching the food in a feeder.

Distance

    Place your bird feeding setup at least 10' away from any tree or building. This keeps squirrels from jumping on top of, or onto, your feeders.

Baffles

    Try a pole baffle (middle picture) on your bird feeding setup to prevent squirrels from reaching your feeders from below. Mount the baffle 5' from the ground. You can also use a hanging baffle with your feeder tucked below it to deter squirrels from reaching your feeders from above.
Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeder

Solution Feeders

    Goldfinches are almost exclusively vegetarians. Unlike many birds that feed their young insects, goldfinches feed their young seeds. Because of this high-vegetation diet, they drink a lot of water.
    We offer a variety of feeders that help you feed the birds, not squirrels.
    The Dinner Bell™ feeder has an adjustable dome that can be raised and lowered to only allow access for smaller birds.
    The Eliminator™ and Fundamentals Squirrel-proof Feeders are weight-sensitive and will close off access to the food when heavier visitors sit on a perch.