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Perky Pet 336 Squirrel Be Gone Wild Bird Feeder 2 lb

Last Updated: August 1, 2020 (Refresh Now)
6.4
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Build Quality
 164
springs, spring, seed, chew, squirrel
+18%
-82%
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" ...  I have mine 2 days and the squirrels chewed through the top of the plastic insert and popped the springs.  ...  "
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" ...  The springs keep popping off the sides, which is what holds the lid on and the sides moving up and down. ... The springs have now popped off, I fear for good.  ...  "
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" ...  and when I took out of the box the handle wire broke  ...  "
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" ...  This lasted about one month before the squirrels jump on it and broke the wire that holds the top on.  ...  "
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" ...  I had one of these feeders for about 6 years before the inner plastic casing started cracking apart. ... The biggest weakness of the feeder is the plastic casing on the inside. ... Even though the metal frame has held up well over the years, the plastic inside eventually cracked and broke apart until it was no longer usable. ... The springs can also get weak over time too, but these held up for the most part ok.  ...  "
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" ...  They can't get the top off but they will chew through the plastic on the corners to try. ... Also, because of the way the holes are made, the rain can fall straight down into them, bond the seed together, and if it's at the bottom of the feeder, it will harden. ... Which caused me to break the plastic trying. ... If I keep whole kernel or cracked corn thrown on the ground around them, it will often keep them off the feeders plus it attracts other cool wildlife.  ...  "
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" ...  The squirrels tore both of them apart.  ...  "
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" ...  However, the plastic is very thin. ... In an effort to get to the food, squirrels chewed through the plastic.  ...  "
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Fit
 128
squirrels, spring, squirrel, springs, seed
+16%
-84%
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" ...  And now the little bar will not stay in the holes either.  ...  "
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" ...  A squirrel landed on it and snapped the spring loose which is supposed to keep them out. ... Now I'm wrestling to feed the spring back up inside with no luck.  ...  "
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" ...  This feeder is not squirrel proof, they figured it out in 24 hours, the springs are impossible to put back.  ...  "
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" ...  This feeder was a direct replacement for one that fell. ... The bottom part of the clear plastic was broken off in two places so the floor would need repair to stay reliably attached.  ...  "
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" ...  I set the feeder up and hung it off a hook on a tree same as my last feeder. ... Next morning the feeder was empty lying on the ground with top off and the spring all stretched out and disconnected. ... I reattached the side spring and assembled the bottom but top spring worthless. ... I have another feeder like this one that is still being used 2 years old but top screws on, not a cheap spring.  ...  "
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" ...  The squirrels clung to the cage no matter what the spring was set on.  ...  "
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" ...  After only a few months use this started falling apart.  ...  "
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" ...  The squirrels routinely knock this thing off the hook and the top flies off because they had already broken the spring that holds the top on.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 77
lasted, squirrels, feeder, destroyed, squirrel
+23%
-77%
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" ...  I thought something had damaged it.  ...  "
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" ...  It is unusable.  ...  "
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" ...  Lasted maybe a month before the squirrels ate through the plastic at the bottom.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s junk.  ...  "
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" ...  This was purchased five months ago and has not worked for several months.  ...  "
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" ...  Within 2 weeks of hanging it, this is the damages.  ...  "
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" ...  Item no longer works.  ...  "
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" ...  Lasted only 2 weeks, not squirrel proof  ...  "
Ease of Use
 41
easy, fill, squirrels, looks, easy to refill
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I would have preferred something simple.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill and stays full such a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill!  ...  "
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" ...  and it is easy to fill but I have to replace it every year.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very pretty and easy enough to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill.  ...  "
Price
 41
money, waste of money, waste your money, worth, cost
+61%
-39%
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" ...  Fourth, the price.  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought these before and they are a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the money!  ...  "
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" ...  Good for the price  ...  "
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" ...  It is a great product at a very reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent quality product and value.  ...  "
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" ...  But it’s a good value for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, I thought it would be a bit more rugged  ...  "
Scan Quality
 40
squirrel proof feeder, squirrels, squirrel, love this feeder, birds
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Feeder is built well and so far my squirrel friends haven't figured out how to get to the seed.  ...  "
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" ...  is this a great feeder YES!  ...  "
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" ...  Love this feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  My finches are in love with this feeder .  ...  "
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" ...  I finally found a squirrel proof feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  Feeder got here when it was suppose to well packaged.  ...  "
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" ...  The feeder works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the best bird feeder for keeping large birds off the feeder.  ...  "
Storage
 32
seed, squirrels, lid, food, squirrel
+47%
-53%
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" ...  Hard to put food in the feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  The plastic guards inside that keep the seed up inside from rapidly dispensing were Broken and rattling around on the inside.  ...  "
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" ...  That’s what the squirrels said as they ate the birdseed from the container.  ...  "
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" ...  Once it rained though, I realized the bottom few inches of birdseed was stuck together.  ...  "
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" ...  The design needs to be reinforced to hold 2 full size gray squirrels pulling down on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyday we have to pick it up off the ground and put the lid back on so it’s pointless  ...  "
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" ...  It appears that the bar that holds the lid on the feeder pops out with the weight of the squirrel.  ...  "
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" ...  Within a 2weeks the squirrels dismantled the bottom of feeder very Upset  ...  "
Design
 32
look, design, squirrels, birds, attractive
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Looks like it works best for the smaller birds though.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very nice looking.  ...  "
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" ...  Like it because it looks nice and keeps squirrels out  ...  "
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" ...  I like the cottage styling.  ...  "
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" ...  looks nice, durable, easy to fill  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and does the work as expected  ...  "
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" ...  it works and looks like described.  ...  "
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" ...  attractive yet functional and squirrel resistant.  ...  "
Returns
 25
replacement, returning, returned, closed, waited
+12%
-88%
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" ...  Had to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is trash!  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully I can get a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Returned it was broken when it came  ...  "
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" ...  Would have asked for replacement but it was after a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Not even worth time to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried to fix it but it keeps going closed.  ...  "
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" ...  Now it's too late too late to return it so I'm out $20 and a whole lot of birdseed!  ...  "
Cleaning
 21
seed, cleaning, birds, feeder, difficult to clean
+43%
-57%
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" ...  I managed to break the cap trying to clean it and just tossed it in the dumpster .  ...  "
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" ...  It definitely keeps the squirrels away but all the leaves and the mechanism buy which it feeds the birds can get clogged with seed.  ...  "
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" ...  First time I cleaned it, it fell apart.  ...  "
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" ...  The reason I gave it only 4 stars is that it is hard to clean. ... When the seed gets gross after a few days, it's difficult to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Also impossible to clean, seeds caught at bottom start to grow cant get to the.  ...  "
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" ...  This is second one I've had and only complaint is that seed gets stuck in the bottom and is hard to clean out but it was still worth purchasing again I thought.  ...  "
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" ...  Theory is good but the squirrels and chipmunks clean it out in 2 days.  ...  "
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" ...  In the short time I've had it I've had to clean it out and bleach it twice because the water got in and half the seeds mildewed.  ...  "
Comfort
 18
fell, birds, apart, tension, spring
+6%
-94%
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" ...  Then they somehow pulled the top right off, stretching that spring, too.  ...  "
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" ...  The springs pop off constantly.  ...  "
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" ...  now one of the brown springs that fell in the brown mulch is gone .  ...  "
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" ...  Top became detached, springs stretched and came apart.  ...  "
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" ...  The only intrustions included are to adjust the springs.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the top fell off.  ...  "
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" ...  It worked, until the squirrel figured out he could just stand on the bottom lip and not put weight on the springs holding the outside cage.  ...  "
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" ...  Review Update: Somehow one of the side weigh-activated springs has completely come off while  ...  "
Food Items
 15
squirrels, birds, eat, bird, seed
+53%
-47%
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" ...  It’s easy to get food into it.  ...  "
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" ...  The birds love the food.  ...  "
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" ...  The birds love the new finch food I got on Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  The birds love it and the squirrels can't steal the food.  ...  "
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" ...  Squirrels are still able to eat the bird food.  ...  "
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" ...  The only bird who seems to get any food out is a red headed woodpecker.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm very happy with my purchase and the birds are enjoying their food!  ...  "
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" ...  Found out he likes the suet cakes so now everyone is happy and we can just enjoy the show at feeding time.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 14
squirrel, water, inside, got, seeds
-100%
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" ...  Is not squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  Not squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  Birdfeeder is not squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it is not squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  NOT squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  Do not advertise them as squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  This is absolutely NOT squirrel proof.  ...  "
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" ...  Useless for that not squirrel proof  ...  "
Size
 11
birds, weight, larger, smaller, perches
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Easy for med to smaller birds .  ...  "
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" ...  Love this product-my smaller birds love it even more.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the appearance but the larger birds are not using it only small finches  ...  "
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" ...  Great design but not heavy duty enough.  ...  "
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" ...  The slide is adjustable for different weight pests.  ...  "
Capacity
 10
house, yard, back yard, around, two
+100%
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" ...  A big hit in our yard.  ...  "
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" ...  I saw this at a friend's house.  ...  "
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" ...  We have this hanging on a crook in our backyard, and it’s flummoxed the squirrels.  ...  "
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" ...   We have thieving squirrels all over the place - suburban neighborhood backed by woods.  ...  "
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" ...  Moreover the 4 feeders allow the many house finches and other wild birds in my back yard to feed in peace and I get two or more advantages. ... And that is the best advantage for me and my family.  ...  "
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" ...  Two huge Oak trees in the neighbor's yard give housing to at least 50 squirrels. ... Mostly house sparrows and house finches are the most prolific visitors.  ...  "
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" ...  We're considering a second for the back yard.  ...  "
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" ...  This has been perfect for our new backyard!  ...  "
Cables
 10
squirrels, springs, plastic, lasted, hangs
-100%
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" ...  This makes it a problem filling since the wire has to be undone each time.  ...  "
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" ...  This lasted about one month before the squirrels jump on it and broke the wire that holds the top on.  ...  "
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" ...  First they knocked the feeder off of the pole, so I tied it at the top with stainless steel wire.  ...  "
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" ...  I found out the the wire that keeps the holes open so they can eat out of it, does not stay up so that it is open.  ...  "
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" ...  The outer wire covering is supposed to go down from the squirrels weight when they are hanging on it.  ...  "
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" ...  My feeders hang about 6 ft. off the ground on a long wire stretched between 2 trees.  ...  "
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" ...  and when I took out of the box the handle wire broke  ...  "
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" ...  the wire it hangs by was not attached and could not be fixed by me.  ...  "
Delivery
 10
arrived, within, broken, box, today
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Very nicely packaged and quickly delivered.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the item.  ...  "
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" ...  This new one arrived today without a base.  ...  "
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" ...  Received the product this morning.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in good shape.  ...  "
As Gift
 9
one, christmas, mother, husband, bought
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Have this as a Christmas gift for my husband.  ...  "
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" ...  A gift for my niece.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a Christmas gift and of course they loved it as they live out in the woods  ...  "
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" ...  Gave as a gift to my father.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't mind buying one every 3-4 years, and wouldn't hesitate to give another as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Was a gift.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 9
easy to clean, little, difficult to clean, time, sure
+67%
-33%
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" ...  It’s easy to refill and keep clean and the birds flock to it.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a little heck ting to clean out but it’s a great product!!  ...  "
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" ...  Cleaning and refilling is simple.  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
works, one, got, exactly, received
+75%
-25%
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" ...  it works and looks like described.  ...  "
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" ...  Got the item.  ...  "
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" ...  Will probably order another one.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
Heating
 8
squirrels, get, able, still, noticed
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Makes it harder for squirrels to get food out but they can still get food.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for keeping squirrels out of the food  ...  "
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" ...  Squirrels can still get the food!!  ...  "
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" ...  The squirrels were able to get to the food.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very well made and squirrels are not able to hold on or steal food.  ...  "
Ports
 8
feeding ports, birds, feeder, cage, tubing
+13%
-88%
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" ...  Squirrel hung off of it and it did not pull down enough to cover ports.  ...  "
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" ...  The weighted spring works to drop the “cage” over the feeder ports.  ...  "
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" ...  This feder is NOT for rainy weather as birdseed gets wet and won't fall down into the ports.  ...  "
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" ...  The defect is in manufacturing where two of the feeding ports were not cut in and installed.  ...  "
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" ...  I used a stick to break it up and the birds seemed happy using just the top two feeding ports.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 6
first, arrived, plastic, damaged, within
-100%
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" ...  The first one we ordered arrived broken and we returned it for replacement. ... The second one also arrived broken, but at least the broken plastic piece was in the box, so we glued it back in place .  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure about the quality, got broken very soon.  ...  "
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" ...  The plastic was broken open within 5 days  ...  "
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" ...  I thought something had damaged it.  ...  "
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" ...  First one I received was broken .  ...  "
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" ...  First off, the product came damaged.  ...  "
For Fun
 5
fun to watch, try, squirrels, give
+100%
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" ...  It's fun seeing them try.  ...  "
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" ...  There are lots of spots to feed, so I’ve had a big variety of birds eating at once, which is so much fun to observe!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s fun to watch the squirrels hang on this trying to get seed out of it, only to eventually give up.  ...  "
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" ...  Fun way to share with only those with feathers, and smaller species.  ...  "
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" ...  But it’s fun to watch!  ...  "
Band
 5
fell, apart, time, springs, first
+20%
-80%
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" ...  After only a few months use this started falling apart.  ...  "
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" ...  First time I cleaned it, it fell apart.  ...  "
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" ...  The springs pop off constantly.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the top fell off.  ...  "
Weight
 5
squirrels, springs, holes, close, squirrel
+40%
-60%
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" ...  Less understandable is that the side springs which implements the weight-activated mechanism to  ...  "
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" ...  Wouldn't slide with weight.  ...  "
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" ...  After a month the squirrels brought it down with their weight.  ...  "
Product As Described
 4
works, exactly, pictures, photos, looks
+100%
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" ...  it works and looks like described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described.  ...  "
Features
 3
+33%
-67%
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" ...  We tried all different settings, but the weight of the squirrels did not trigger the closing mechanism.  ...  "
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" ...  Needs a lock for the top.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 3
cracked, glass
-100%
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" ...  Not glass but a very flimsy plastic  ...  "
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" ...  The plastic shattered and cracked.  ...  "
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" ...  It either came cracked and the crack got worse or the item is just terrible quality.  ...  "
Hair
 3
get, cut
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This was cheap, junky, rusted, cut hands if not handled perfectly .  ...  "
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" ...  I had to start using a long knife sharpener to get it out.  ...  "
Battery Life
 3
hours, charged, six, received
-100%
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" ...  The squirrels figured it out in 12 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Complete junk, did not last 24 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  That crazy birdseed with vitamins must make my squirrels super-charged .  ...  "

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