Introduction: The Big Bird and Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
This is the simplest and cheapest Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder not on the market anywhere. It only takes one thing to effectively foil all attempts of squirrels and large birds from gobbling up all of your expensive seeds. People spend hundreds of dollars on bird feeders, even going to the extent of electric shock panels trying to keep the squirrels, pigeons and in Texas, White wing doves, from getting into their feeders with no success. This is a one item bird feeder that I guarantee will not let them in.
Step 1: Gather Your Item.....Only One Required
If you own a cat or dog you may already have a wire kennel. I use the smallest size but almost any size has the same size wire. These can be picked up at garage sales or thrift shops. Even the price new is less than the price of some of the elaborate bird feeders that don't work.
Step 2: Set It Outside, Add Seeds and Watch to Fun Begin
Set it outside, put bird seed in the bottom and watch the fun begin. It really adds a new dimension to bird feeding when you see the antics of the squirrels and large birds when they see the little birds and they try to figure out how to get in.
Step 3: Placement
The cage can be placed anywhere as long as it is safe for all birds concerned. I used to punch holes in the bottom to let rain water drain through, but it is not a necessary step. The whole cage can be hung from above from a sturdy branch or bracket.
Enjoy your new people entertainment as well as little bird safe house. Please send pictures of you success. The squirrel antics are truly video material.
Don't worry about the birds not going inside. It will only take a little while for them to figure it out. Once they see the seed....their inside.
BEWARE: Raccoons get so upset at the feeder that if it is not attached, they will try to drag the whole thing home with them. Its fun to watch but by dumping it over they DO get all the seeds.