Spruce up your garden and ensure that squirrels and larger birds can't monopolise your feeders with the Peckish Secret Garden Squirrel Proof Bird Seed Feeder.
Designed to be durable, practical and stylish, this feeder has an antique finish and a decorative leaf design across the top. The outer cage around the feeder is made from hard wearing metal, intended to withstand a determined squirel chewing at it, with a lid that screws on and a clear internal feeder is released for refilling through the quick release base.
This feeder is suitable for preventing access to bird seed from both large adult birds (such as crows or pigeons) and adult grey squirrels. The bars on the cage are spaced to prevent an adult grey squirrel from squeezing their head through, though a younger grey squirrel or a red squirrel may still be able to fit. The bars on the feeder cannot be made any smaller than they are without posing a safety risk to the visiting animals.
This feeder is suitable for most seed based bird food mixes, including Peckish Complete Seed & Nut Mix, Gardman No Grow Grow Seed Mix and Peckish Natural Balance Seed Mix.
Our top tips for encouraging more wild birds to visit your garden:
- Position your feeder around 2m from your closest area of safe cover. This will ensure that birds have an area of safety to flee to if a predator appears, while keeping your feeder visible to nearby birds.
- Provide fresh, clean drinking water close to your feeders, in either a Wild Bird Water Drinker or a bird bath. Having access to clean water can be the difference between life and death for your local wildlife, particularly in the Summer and Winter months when other sources of water may dry up with little warning.
- Protect visiting birds by ensuring that all food in feeders is both fresh and dry, removing any wet food on a daily basis as wet food can harbour harmful bacteria and transmit infection between visitors. Feeders and other areas where wild birds gather in your garden should be cleaned on a regular basis with a disinfectant that is safe for use around birds - we recommend Johnson's Clean 'n' Safe Bird Disinfectant.
- Take steps to ensure that local birds see your garden as a reliable source of food; this will encourage birds to visit on a more routine basis. Feeders should be replenished ideally every morning, to allow birds to replenish the energy that they lose through the night and it is recommended that feeding continue through the year.
- If you are new to feeding the birds in your garden, please be aware that it can take some time for birds to start using a new feeder.