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Squirrel Buster Mini Squirrel proof Bird Feeder w 4 Metal Perches 0 98 pound Seed Capacity

Last Updated: June 30, 2020 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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Review Summary - 296 recent, verified reviews

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Build Quality
 27
squirrel, squirrels, seed, inner, tube
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Not only the weight triggered sleeve, but also its shape won't let squirrels stand on it.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made and squirrel proof  ...  "
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" ...  Looks cute at the store's shelf, but not very clean or functional (pigeons made it sway and drop all the seed to the ground, where there would be several other pigeons to enjoy the feast - mental note: pigeons collaborate).  ...  "
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" ...  Sturdy, solid and keeps the squirrels away.  ...  "
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" ...  They are sturdy and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The lid is very sturdy! ... They try to chew the side metal, and then give up.  ...  "
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" ...  I say mostly only because I had them hanging on a tree branch and the squirrel managed some ninja move where it held onto the tree truck by its back claws and stretched itself out straight sideways to get into the port without adding weight to the feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  Well designed and constructed.  ...  "
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Cleaning
 20
feeder, easy to clean, birds, easy to fill, sunflower seeds
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Looks cute at the store's shelf, but not very clean or functional (pigeons made it sway and drop all the seed to the ground, where there would be several other pigeons to enjoy the feast - mental note: pigeons collaborate).  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to fill and clean, just perfect for my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  i like it because it's easy to take apart and fill with seed or clean it.  ...  "
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" ...  Other than semi-annual cleaning and occasional frozen center spindle in the winter, they have been great bird feeders that squirrels quickly give up trying to get to the seed.  ...  "
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" ...  Squirrel proof, easy to fill and to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  sometimes gets "clogged" after the rain, but it's just great and I highly recommend it!  ...  "
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" ...  haven't cleaned it yet but it looks very easy to do.  ...  "
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" ...  And virtually mess free.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 19
easy to clean, difficult to fill, refill, easy to refill, easy to assemble
+100%
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" ...  Easy to clean unlike other tube feeders.  ...  "
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" ...  They are sturdy and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It's east to fill and easy to clean .  ...  "
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" ...  The larger size version with a removable top that I also have is much easier to refill.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to load, not a lot of waste, easy to clean.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble and easy to refill.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to fill.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been very easy for the squirrels to get into.  ...  "
Storage
 18
feeder, food, squirrels, tray, squirrel
+78%
-22%
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" ...  It holds almost a pound of bird seeds. ... The birds enjoy the landing space & can easily get to the seeds.  ...  "
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" ...  The little birds love it and I have seen as many as four on the feed rack and four on the top and side of the supporting rod waiting their turn - or waiting to knock somebody else off the ledge.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks cute at the store's shelf, but not very clean or functional (pigeons made it sway and drop all the seed to the ground, where there would be several other pigeons to enjoy the feast - mental note: pigeons collaborate). ... They throw out to the ground more than they eat, and this continues to provide a smaller amount of food for the pigeons.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to fill, but be careful with seed mixes that have big pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  It works very well as the weight of the squirrel lifts the food tray out of reach for the squirrel!  ...  "
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" ...  This feeder would be perfect if you have a smaller space, for example, hanging in front of your kitchen window, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good, small feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use food with cayenne pepper so double protection from the squirrels  ...  "
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" ...  This is the smallest Squirrel-Buster bird feeder, but it works fine for the space we have.  ...  "
Fit
 18
squirrels, hang, seed, squirrel, seeds
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The birds love it and squirrels slide right off of it.  ...  "
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" ...  This bird feeder is sturdily built, easy to fill, and ready to hang.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a good, sturdy feeder that keeps away squirrels.  ...  "
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" ...  Have found that some squirrels keep trying to hang on to feeder in order to get birdseed.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t witnessed any squirrels attempt to get into the feeder, but I have watched them scavenge the fallen seeds below it.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great bird feeder and I'm glad I bought a quality one for my first feeder instead of a plastic Walmart brand.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall it is a robust and cleverly designed feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  The feeder is very sturdy.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 17
days, feeders, feeder, squirrels, couple
+76%
-24%
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" ...  after 5 years both feeders still going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  They started arriving within the first hour and they keep on coming.  ...  "
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" ...  We have 2 of different sizes and have bought 2 for my mom over the past 3 years.  ...  "
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" ...  This one will last.  ...  "
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" ...  bought several over the years… all going strong.  ...  "
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" ...  I have been using this feeder for at least 4 years.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had the Squirrel Buster mini for 4.5 years and it's still going strong!  ...  "
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" ...  I don’t care if I have to buy a new one every year, it is worth the success we’ve had.  ...  "
Scan Quality
 16
love this feeder, squirrels, squirrel proof feeder, finches, birds
+75%
-25%
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" ...  finches love this feeder  ...  "
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" ...  I love this little feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  My little birdies love this feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  The feeder works perfect for one, two, and three birds eating at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  LOve this feeder!  ...  "
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" ...  This bird feeder is smaller than my others and needs to be refilled more frequently but it is a great feeder.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall it is a robust and cleverly designed feeder.  ...  "
Marketplace
 11
advertised, works as advertised, squirrels, keeps, described
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Keeps the squirrels away, as described  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very good product and it works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps the squirrels out as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works just like advertised  ...  "
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" ...  I know this is not a scientific measurement, but it works (see the pictures).  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  would order again in future  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Brome!  ...  "
Price
 10
great price, larger, worth, price
+90%
-10%
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" ...  I think the prices of this should be less considering.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely worth it.  ...  "
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" ...  The larger one is more expensive, but worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Highly recommend and great price point.  ...  "
Size
 10
smaller, seed, birds, weight, squirrel
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Maybe it's to small?  ...  "
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" ...  It is godo quality but wayyyy too small.  ...  "
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" ...  This one won't close even with an entire small squirrel sitting right on it.  ...  "
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" ...  The weight of the squirrel did not close the openings.  ...  "
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" ...  The only drawback to this size is it doesn't hold much seed.  ...  "
Capacity
 9
birds, yard, squirrels, kitchen window, apartment
+89%
-11%
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" ...  We have been living in a basement apartment for 8 years and we just bought our new home that came with 2 giant trees.  ...  "
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" ...  A house sparrow noticed it on the second day and then all kinds of birds start visiting my backyard regularly.  ...  "
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" ...  Small and perfect size for an apartment!  ...  "
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" ...  I have a ton of squirrels in my yard.  ...  "
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" ...  going to get another one for the backyard.  ...  "
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" ...  I've got mine hanging out the kitchen window.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size for a front formal garden area.  ...  "
Product As Described
 8
advertised, works as advertised, squirrels, keeps, described
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Keeps the squirrels away, as described  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very good product and it works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps the squirrels out as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Works just like advertised  ...  "
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" ...  I know this is not a scientific measurement, but it works (see the pictures).  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 8
easy to clean, easy, take, fill, easy to fill
+100%
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" ...  haven't cleaned it yet but it looks very easy to do.  ...  "
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" ...  It's east to fill and easy to clean .  ...  "
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" ...  i like it because it's easy to take apart and fill with seed or clean it.  ...  "
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" ...  It is easy to fill and clean, just perfect for my needs.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to load, not a lot of waste, easy to clean.  ...  "
Food Items
 7
squirrels, birds, eating, meal, feeders
+86%
-14%
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" ...  They spread the words quick and team up together to enjoy the meal time too.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a simple and ingenious way to make sure birds and not squirrels get food.  ...  "
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" ...  i am very happy for the birds because they don't have to put up with squirrels eating all their food. ... it is a joy to watch the birds eat food intended for them.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally I can spend 75% less on bird food, because only the birds are eating it.  ...  "
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" ...  It does prevent the squirrels from eating the bird food.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that the squirrels have given up and the birds are enjoying the food!!  ...  "
Design
 7
squirrel, birdseed
+100%
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" ...  The design seems to be effective.  ...  "
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" ...  The top mechanism to open to add birdseed takes one or two times to get the hang of it but the design makes sense.  ...  "
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" ...  Nasty, cute little buggers.  ...  "
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" ...  Look no further.  ...  "
For Fun
 4
squirrels try, birds, watching, trying, try to get
+100%
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" ...  fun to watch squirrels trying to figure it out and giving up !  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to watch.  ...  "
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" ...  It's fun to watch the squirrels try to get to the seed and fail, but the birds are happy!  ...  "
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" ...  It attracts a lot of birds and we get a lot of fun out if watching he squirrels try to attack it without success.  ...  "
Returns
 4
returned, return, replacement, ordered, company
-100%
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" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately I have to replace it.  ...  "
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" ...  When both arrived I stuck them outside.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 3
rain, proof
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Good rain protection, too.  ...  "
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" ...  It actually is squirrel-proof!!  ...  "

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