We often hear "There's no such thing as a feeder squirrels can't get into." The reality is squirrel-proofing is actually quite easy if you know the rules (and follow them).
No doubt squirrels are smart, but they do have physical limitations we can use to our advantage.
Squirrels can make bird feeding a challenge when they hog the feeders, eat all the seed and keep the birds away.
Red Squirrels in particularly are known for their habit of chewing bird feeders, bird houses and just about anything else they can get their teeth through.
The pole must also be tall enough so that all feeders stay above the top of the baffle.
Most standard shepherd's crooks are not tall enough to achieve both of these rules.Use Properly Sized, Metal Baffles on Tall Poles: The top of a pole baffle should be 5' above the ground to prevent jump-overs, and the pole itself must be 11' from anything sturdy enough (tree, fence, house, etc.) from which a squirrel or chipmunk could leap and gain access.If you want to prevent squirrels from accessing squirrel proof bird feeders you can get away with a pole and baffle that is 7’ from any surrounding objects.Please note that all of information provided on our website about our products is meant to be informative only.For more information regarding prices and shipping (within Canada only) please visit our store in Barrie (515 Bryne Drive, Barrie, ON), phone us (705) 726-7600 or send us an email 1.) are the smaller squirrels that are commonly found in our backyards and neighborhoods.Red Squirrels are typically found around areas with coniferous trees as their main food source is pine cones.Cardinals, who are a bit shy about landing on narrow spots, are eager to land on this popular platform.It is made from 100% recycled Plexiglas with a large 17" diameter squirrel-proof dome protects seed from rain and snow as well.Squirrels slide off the dome every time they try, and they do keep trying, again and again.Cardinals, chickadees, tufted titmice, woodpeckers and many other songbirds gather on this circular, full-view patio.