< Previous

Squirrels Eating from Suet Feeder

How can I stop squirrels from eating out of my hanging suet bird feeder?

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 7, 20170 found this helpful
Best Answer

I have read many times that red pepper (Cayenne) would make the squirrels leave the food along but the squirrels in my area must love hot stuff because it does not even slow them down.
The only way that I have found to conquer this problem was to attach the suet cages on the bird feeders and I use baffles on all my bird feeder poles and keep them away from any hanging branches.
Some bird feeders have suet cages attached and baffles can be bought at most all stores like Walmart, Target, Lowe's or Ace Hardware or farm supply stores. Some people make their own baffles.
The squirrels in my area have plenty to eat without eating the suet I make for my birds.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 28, 20170 found this helpful

When I first moved to this town I had trouble with the squirrels eating the birdseed. The easiest solution I found was to give them their own feeders. I used a large, 4 qt, ice cream bucket and put in dried dog or cat food, nuts, dried bread.

Ad

anything that they like to eat, including a little bird seed or dried corn. I hanged it on a limb close to the trunk nd they left the bird feeders alone.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 6, 20170 found this helpful

Switch to plain suet, without nuts or seeds, or put the suet in a cage.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 7, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply. The suet is hanging in a cage, I will try the plain suet !!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 6, 20170 found this helpful

From WildBirdsUnited:

"Squirrels taste the hot and don't like it, birds can't taste the hot. We especially like our locally made suet log feeders filled with hot pepper suet plugs."

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
< Previous
Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control Squirrels and ChipmunksJune 6, 2017
Guides
More
🎄
Christmas Ideas!
🎉
New Years Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.

Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Generated 2018/12/02 16:32:13 in 1 secs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!