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Answered 2007-07-01 14:03:24

There are many ways no doubt people have tried to keep the squirrels off feeders. My friend finally purchased a bird feeder with a rechargeable battery that twirls fast whenever a squirrel tries to get on it -- the twirling is set off by weight. The little birds can sit on the rim with no problem, fully enjoying their seeds and the squirrels now have to be content with waiting on the ground for dropped seeds lest they want to get really dizzy or be flipped off. It is called a "Yankee Flipper". A Google search would lead you to many resources for this feeder. It didn't take very long for the feeder to pay for itself from the money saved on bird seed now being used just for the birds instead of feasts for the squirrels.

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