How do I keep squirrels from eating my suet?

How do I keep squirrels from eating my suet?

So here are some ways to keep them from eating your suet:

  1. Offer plain suet cakes such as WBU Simply Suet.
  2. Put suet in a cage within a cage.
  3. Use a suet with capsaicin in it, such as WBU Hot Pepper Suet Dough cakes.
  4. Hang your suet on a properly placed baffled birdfeeding pole.

Is there a squirrel proof suet feeder?

The first truly Squirrel Proof Suet Feeder is now in stock at The Backyard Naturalist Store, Olney, Maryland. The new FIRST EVER truly Squirrel-Proof Suet Feeder has arrived at The Backyard Naturalist!

What is the best way to hang a suet feeder?

The most common way to place a cage-style suet feeder is to hang it from a shepherd’s hook pole. But they can also be hung from hooks under the eaves. They may hang from a tree limb. Some suet comes in dough-like balls.

What will keep squirrels away but not birds?

Five Tips to Keep Squirrels Out of Bird Feeders Hang feeders away from trees: Squirrels can jump long distances and climb with great agility. Use a squirrel baffle: A squirrel baffle is a plastic dome that attaches under a feeder. Spice it up: Pepper is a natural squirrel deterrent.

Will Vaseline stop squirrels?

The Center for Wildlife says there are many ways to deter squirrels from climbing feeders, however, Vaseline and other lubricants can harm the animals. “Please do not coat your bird feeders in Vaseline, oil, butter, or anything like that.

Which squirrel baffle works best?

Top 5 Best Squirrel Baffles

  • Audubon Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle (our #1 pick of all the baffles)
  • Audubon Torpedo Steel Squirrel Baffle (an excellent runner-up)
  • Audubon Clear Squirrel Baffle (doesn’t obstruct your bird watching)
  • Woodlink Wrap Around Squirrel Baffle (smaller version of the top pick)

How high should I hang my suet feeder?

A height of 5-6 feet isn’t too far out of reach for most birders, but is tall enough – with a good baffle and a good feeder design – to be safe for birds.

Why are birds not coming to my suet feeder?

Why Don’t Birds Come To My Suet Feeder? There could be a variety of reasons. First, it can take days or even weeks for birds to discover a new feeder. Or maybe you have hung the feeder in an area that is too busy (with human activity, predator activity or even too much bird activity.

Where to hang a squirrel proof suet feeder?

You’ll want to hang this suet feeder on a sturdy branch, pole or appropriately-sized deck arm, leaving about 18 inches of clearance on all sides. Tell us about your backyard and we can help advise you on the best location and method for placing your squirrel proof feeder.

Can a suet feeder be used for wild birds?

If you want to add a suet feeder to your backyard, it’s a great choice for two very good reasons: Wild birds love suet and suet can be a very affordable and convenient option for you. Here’s why choosing this particular suet feeder may be your BEST choice.

What to do if squirrels eat your suet?

Our suet would disappear very quickly as the squirrels would eat it and drive all the birds away. I needed an easy solution. Obtain a small amount of small grid hardware cloth.

How big of a bird feeder do you need for a squirrel?

Squirrel Resistant Bird Feeders 22 oz. Large Bird Feeder with 4 Perches For Small Backyard Birds ONLY. Bird Feeder Squirrel Proof / Chew Proof / Rustproof. Fill with Wild Bird Seed for Outside Feeders