How to Keep Squirrels out of Your Birdfeeders

How to Keep Squirrels out of Your Birdfeeders

Got birdfeeders? Then I bet you have squirrels!

I have birdfeeders – lots and lots of birdfeeders. I go through about 25 pounds of birdseed a month. And, as much as I love feeding the birds, feeding the squirrels is not my goal. We have lots of trees with nuts and acorns so our squirrels are not going hungry. I really fight to keep them out of the feeders.

My first attempt at controlling them was to invest in “squirrel proof birdfeeders” and that works fine. However, I have many truly lovely birdfeeders that are not at all squirrel proof and I really want to be able to use them!

Finally, I made the most amazing discovery – Safflower Seed!

How to Keep Squirrels out of Your BirdfeedersThe cardinals absolutely LOVE it as do many other birds. The amazing thing, however, is that my squirrels hate it!

So now I have seed mixes in my “squirrel proof” feeders and Safflower seed in my pretty feeders and my squirrel feeding problem is solved.

Have you found any tricks to share?

How to Keep Squirrels out of Your Birdfeeders

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