Saturday, April 5, 2014
For a really long time I have been envisioning making a bird feeder that will keep the squirrels out. When I took the grid unit apart a light bulb went off. I put the sides together with plastic wire ties, except one side that I left loose so that I could lift it to replenish food. It needed to be locked closed to keep the squirrels from opening it. Squirrels are smart little devils! I had a hard time finding something to keep the door closed tight enough so that the little buggers couldn't open it and crawl in. After trying many hooks and loops and all sort of stuff, I came across some old key chains from the 70's/80's. The ones they had before someone decided that we needed the round ones you can never open. That did the trick!!
Now we call this feeder Circus Squirroleil.
I outsmarted the squirrels and now Terry is laughing at them instead of B****ing about them!
I edited this post because I didn't mention that I keep a platform feeder full of the same seed that's in the "cage". The squirrels can eat all they want, but they just want to get into that feeder!!