Fun with Squirrels

  • Published: 14 July 2012
  • Searching for bird feeder squirrel-proofing options, I came across the Roller Feeder website and ordered one. I've been having a blast watching the squirrels try to figure a way into the birdseed and just getting themselves dumped on the ground for their trouble. I'm so impressed with the ingenious design, solid construction and squirrel-confounding entertainment that I just wanted to share - but I receive no benefit, financial or otherwise from this recommendation.

    Because the design is a bit different, some birds are a little shy at first. They say that cardinals are the last to figure it out, but I had chickadees and gold finches using it the same day I hung it up so I'm sure that in the next week or so, just about everybody will have figured it out. The feeder keeps out larger nuisance birds like crows, grackles and blue jays, plus red squirrels and raccoons - though so far, I haven't seen any of these trying it.

    The squirrels used to clean out my previous (supposedly squirrel-proof) feeder in two days, so I expect the seed savings to be huge. The company says the feeder will pay for itself in birdseed savings in something like 3 months or less which seems likely.
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Comments • 159

  • Seek Truth
    Seek Truth  1 days back

    I can see those little B-tards clinging to the side wire and getting to the birdseed that way. If I can think of it a squirrel will definitely figure it out.

    • Annieoaks Lee
      Annieoaks Lee  2 days back

      I bought one...Love it...saving so much on expensive bird food

      • James Tracy
        James Tracy  4 days back

        She gets off on this obviously. That’s to bad. Poor old lady

        • James Tracy
          James Tracy  4 days back

          Get a squirrel feeder then?

          • James Tracy
            James Tracy  4 days back

            Why are birds better than squirrels? I think squirrel are cute. Never bothered me beside in the road. Birds are rats with wings.

            • joseph Rapoza
              joseph Rapoza  7 days back

              If your going to feed germ infested BIRDs, why not feed the squirrels. H5N1 is a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus. It's deadly to most birds. And it's deadly to humans and to other mammals that catch the virus from birds. Since the first human case in 1997, H5N1 has killed nearly 60% of the people who have been infected.  

              Squirrels, eat bird eggs and their young...  o' no not their...

              • dale carpenter
                dale carpenter  2 weeks back

                They love to drop seed cones on peoples head and then laugh their orificees off !!!

                • Mr. McGoo
                  Mr. McGoo  2 weeks back

                  I hope you fall on your ass the next time you go to eat!

                  • littlest onliest1
                    littlest onliest1  2 weeks back

                    You did not show any birds feeding successfully.

                    • Izzy Jaded
                      Izzy Jaded  3 weeks back

                      What's everyone got against squirrels?

                      • Brett Roberts
                        Brett Roberts  3 weeks back

                        Squirrel says hete hold my going in.!!

                        • What a maroon
                          What a maroon  3 weeks back

                          this is stupid

                          • Ginger Salas
                            Ginger Salas  3 weeks back

                            i don't see how the birds get in, but i prefer the squirrels over birds, they need to eat too! this is really cruel

                            • Patricia
                              Patricia  3 weeks back

                              They are so funny! Have you seen the "Twirl-a-squirrel" ? Very effective and hilarious, and doesn't hurt them, except if they hang on they will get dizzy, and that's funny too!

                              • GregoryTheGr8ster
                                GregoryTheGr8ster  4 weeks back

                                It's fun to watch squirrels try so hard again and again to get to a big stash of food.

                                • Delightfullydemented65 PMRChater

                                  Outstanding idea

                                  • Unca Boat
                                    Unca Boat  4 weeks back

                                    I want to see the birds get in.

                                    • Iguana Pete
                                      Iguana Pete  1 months back

                                      Did you ever see a mockingbird eat baby sparrows? It's not pretty.

                                      • kotonagano
                                        kotonagano  1 months back

                                        Astronaut training for squirrels!

                                        • James Mara
                                          James Mara  1 months back

                                          I open a window and shoot the little bastards through the screen.

                                          • Stephen Smith
                                            Stephen Smith  1 months back

                                            That is so cool!

                                            • antisobriety4201
                                              antisobriety4201  1 months back

                                              I want that minute and some change of my life back... Your hatred for squirrels made you pay MONEY to keep them from eating the bird seed in your yard when you could've spent the same amount on a bottle of whiskey to celebrate your victory after shooting the fucker in the face lol

                                              • brightspark54
                                                brightspark54  1 months back

                                                a lead pellet in there ear stops them

                                                • Lorna Murdoch Eaton
                                                  Lorna Murdoch Eaton  1 months back

                                                  I can't see how the birds would get to that seed though.

                                                • Mr Pool Player
                                                  Mr Pool Player  1 months back

                                                  Yeah, that's neat, but I love the squirrels & so do my small dogs, they wear themselves out, trying to catch one... it will never happen. We feed the birds on metal post bird feeders, the squirrels can't rob them. To each his own, but I would hate to see one of my squirrels get hurt.

                                                  • klystron44
                                                    klystron44  1 months back

                                                    Animals are not for your amusement.

                                                    • D Gunny
                                                      D Gunny  1 months back

                                                      I love to feed squirrels, not birds. Birds make good cat food

                                                      • Steve Forbes
                                                        Steve Forbes  1 months back

                                                        Squirrels are good eating! Work great in a stew!!!

                                                    • James Cohen
                                                      James Cohen  1 months back

                                                      just mix crushed red pepper in your bird seed squirrels don't like it but birds can't taste it

                                                      • Plain Oldme
                                                        Plain Oldme  1 months back

                                                        You could have at least shown a bird getting in and eating, DUHHHHH

                                                        • Mattywho
                                                          Mattywho  2 months back

                                                          That thing is not nearly as fun to watch as the spinner ones!!

                                                          • Darrell Knox
                                                            Darrell Knox  2 months back

                                                            Spend enough money and you can trick anything.

                                                            • Artyom3400
                                                              Artyom3400  2 months back

                                                              Sick bastard

                                                              • Trevor Taylor
                                                                Trevor Taylor  2 months back

                                                                What have you got against the poor Squirrels.?

                                                                • jojofixer
                                                                  jojofixer  2 months back

                                                                  How about a shot of BIRDS eating.

                                                                  • Mark Kmiecik
                                                                    Mark Kmiecik  2 months back

                                                                    All I have to do now is to find a way to keep the birds off of my squirrel feeder.

                                                                    • Larry Schroeder
                                                                      Larry Schroeder  2 months back

                                                                      When’s the fun part ?

                                                                      • marv strickler
                                                                        marv strickler  2 months back

                                                                        If your going to do photography, buy a Camera, and toss the cellphone.

                                                                        • Harley Me
                                                                          Harley Me  2 months back

                                                                          well thats a neat device.. but I find my modified .22cal airgun much better at dealing with them.

                                                                          I find if you put a shot right beside them enough they never come back because they had the shit scared outta them....

                                                                          if they persists, well I wont miss intentionally and the local gators get a free meal.

                                                                          • jbelme1
                                                                            jbelme1  2 months back

                                                                            Neat device. In my yard, we get mad when the birds steal our squirrel food. The blue jays are the worst offenders.

                                                                            • whatsthebuzz2day
                                                                              whatsthebuzz2day  2 months back

                                                                              The squirrels are only looking for food just like you do when you are hungry...

                                                                              • Thom Ream
                                                                                Thom Ream  3 months back

                                                                                You're laughing way too hard! But so am I! That was great. But do birds really climb inside that thing?

                                                                                • steve austin
                                                                                  steve austin  3 months back

                                                                                  can this be called crulity to squirrels

                                                                                  • w4csc
                                                                                    w4csc  3 months back

                                                                                    Nice but unnecessary. Save up four 2L coke bottles and their caps. Cut a wire to reach from one point to another you'd like the feeder to be in the middle of. Be sure to leave enough wire to wrap around the end point. Drill a small hole a little bigger than the wire thickness in the cap and bottom of the coke bottle, but not too big. Drill 6-8 holes around the widest part of the bottle so rain will drain out of it. Thread the bottle onto the wire and its cap which you'll screw on after threading it on the wire. Do this to at least 4 bottles, 6 or 8 is better if your wire is long enough. The bottles will spin freely on the wire and center themselves in the middle from the droop of the wire. Put the wire up and hang the feeder in the middle of the span between the center bottles. No squirrel can walk on bottles that spin but it's fantastic fun for the whole neighborhood to watch. If you put the wire up high, you can hang the feeder far below the wire and the birds will ignore the squirrels far above.....until they drop by, of course.....(c;] Let your kids do this project!

                                                                                    • w4csc
                                                                                      w4csc  3 months back

                                                                                      Oh, if your wire is long, you can add more bottle pairs and hang several feeders from the wire! The bottles will space them for you....away from our furry friends. Even if a squirrel drops down to catch the bottles in the middle, he'll go flying right by the spinning bottles.....

                                                                                  • S Tomlinson
                                                                                    S Tomlinson  3 months back

                                                                                    I LOVE squirrels! 🐿 I would rather feed squirrels than some poop dropping dumb birds!

                                                                                    • Donna Bailey
                                                                                      Donna Bailey  3 months back

                                                                                      Yeah I get it, shut up and let us see it..

                                                                                      • John Orr
                                                                                        John Orr  4 months back

                                                                                        Squirls are gods creatures also. Awful prejudicial to deny them a pittance of your purse. Mean spirited also. Imagine if you had to forage for food only to be run off the property or denied access. Might as well donate to white children only. I bet you claim to be a Christian.

                                                                                        • Nicole Pointer
                                                                                          Nicole Pointer  2 months back

                                                                                          Yikes! throwing religion around like that when YOUR the one who needs to watch what they say. Obviously you have never owned a birdfeeder to watch it be emptied in two days robbing the birds of feed that would have lasted weeks. Squirrels dont need our help surviving just like Christianity doesnt need you to open your mouth & spew accusations! There is so much wrong with your comment its disgusting. You really need to go back to the basics with yourself & learn love & respect next time you need to shoot your mouth off about something you are completely unaware of.

                                                                                      • Sha mix and match
                                                                                        Sha mix and match  4 months back

                                                                                        So much fun with the squirel.

                                                                                        • Gus Tav
                                                                                          Gus Tav  4 months back

                                                                                          The squirrel quickly learns to hold on with their back feet and with their hands they pull seed out of the feeder and eat. HAHAHAHAHA