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Brome 1015 Squirrel Buster Classic 5.3"x5.3"x32" Wild Bird Feeder with 4 Feeding Ports, 1.4qt/2.4lb Seed Capacity
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- GUARANTEED SQUIRREL PROOF: supported by an impressive list of patents, our feeders are recognized as the leaders in the squirrel proof category. The weight of an adult squirrel automatically closes the seed ports, denying access to the seed but not harming the squirrels in any way. Also effective on large birds.
- CHEW PROOF: all feeder parts exposed to squirrels are made of chew proof metals or RoxResinTM, a remarkable 100% chew proof, waterproof, rustproof and UV stabilized material.
- NO TOOLS REQUIRED: our feeders are designed to be dismantled by hand into individual components without the use of tools. This allows for easy cleaning and filling.
- SEED VENTILATION SYSTEM: Transparent seed tubes trap solar energy, and conventional seed tube designs block the escape of the heated air. Our patented Seed Ventilation System permits humidity and hot air to escape through the vents at the top of the feeder and replaces it with fresh air. Bird food remains fresher, attracting more wild birds.
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Squirrel Buster Classic is a 100% squirrel proof bird feeder with 4 feeding ports. It holds 1.5 quarts/2.4 lbs of seed, and it comes with a Lifetime Warranty.
Brome 1015 Squirrel Buster Classic
Equipped with patented Squirrel Buster technology, this Brome 1015 Squirrel Buster Classic bird feeder offers an innovative design that attracts birds while keeping squirrels at bay. The bird feeder holds up to 1.4 quarts of bird seed, whether it's Black Oil sunflower seed (a good all-round birdseed) or other seed blends specific to your area.
A welcome choice for bird lovers, the squirrel-proof bird feeder attracts a wide variety of clinging and perching birds including American Gold Finches, Chickadees, Hairy Woodpeckers, Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks, White-Breasted Nuthatches, and Purple Finches.
Squirrel-Proof / Chew-Proof
Openings in the wire shroud align with seed ports and provide birds access to the seed. When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the shroud down, closing access to the seed ports. All squirrels and many large birds are blocked from accessing the seed, but are not harmed in any way.
Negative Grip Tube
Even more, the feeder includes a negative grip tube which prevents squirrels from grabbing the wire hanger with their hind legs, hanging down alongside the feeder, and defeating the closing mechanism.
Place the Feeder Almost Anywhere
Locate your feeder just about anywhere--no more worrying about those pesky squirrels. Position the feeder by your deck, in a nearby tree, or over a favorite window for those great close-up views. The bird feeder hangs easily with the use of wall brackets, branch hooks, or extension hooks.
Be sure to allow for at least 16 inches (40 cm) of clearance around the feeder. This clearance will prevent a squirrel from reaching over from a nearby foothold to access the seed without placing its weight on the feeder. Forcing the squirrel to climb all the way onto the feeder triggers the closing mechanism, preventing access.
Easy to Fill and Clean
The Squirrel Buster Classic dismantles easily for filling and cleaning. A handy maximum-seed-level indicator on the bottom of the yellow center-post cap helps prevent over-filling. To clean, wash the components of Squirrel Buster Classic with a solution of dish detergent and warm water. Rinse with a solution of white vinegar, a mild natural disinfectant. The bird feeder should be hand washed only; it is not dishwasher-safe.
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|Capacity||3 quarts||1.5 quarts||3/4 quart||1.5 quarts||3/4 quart of peanuts or nuggets|
|Seed Saver Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight Adjustable for Selective Feeding||Yes||-||Yes||-||Yes|
|Seed Ventilation System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Detachable Component System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Easy to Clean||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|UV Stabilized Components||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited Customer Care||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Top Customer Reviews
On the Squirrel Buster Classic: The small perches clip on the wire cage and have a wobble which permits small bird's toes to BECOME TRAPPED between the perch and the wire mesh cage. We had an experience where a black-capped chickadee was trapped by his own weight on the perch (bleeding and pecking at the foot) and when we lifted the perch it was freed (with an obviously mangled toe). When this issue is rectified the unit will be safe for sale. Until such time I can no longer recommended it. I recommend all of these units have this issue addressed or you should remove them from your yard.
So, use a hangar extension between the feeder cable and the hook. For sale are Branch Hooks, Extension Hooks by the same company (Brome)
Secondly, don't hang this thing where Mr. Squirrel climbs the tree or pole and simply reaches across. You must ensure the horizontal distance between the pole and the feeder exceeds "arms length" for a squirrel, causing Mr. Squirrel to jump onto the feeder, and weight triggering the deterrent mesh device.
The instructions recommend 16 inches between the top of the feeder cone to the hook and 16 inches between the horizontal separation to any adjacent vertical surfaces.
I have now purchased a 2nd feeder of this style, own the "Squirrel Buster Plus" and the Squirrel Buster Finch feeder (4 total) and given how much money I have wasted on other feeders, hooks, baffles etc, these do the trick. Of course NOTHING is totally fool proof. These cannot preclude raccoons from knocking them down etc so please be reasonable in your expectations.
I have also sent this model and the Finch model to both sets of parents for the holidays.
Also, all feeders can be "taken apart" and cleaned in the dishwasher. There are individual replacement parts for the feeders which enable you to fix them instead of tossing them and buying a new one. The warranty requires return of the warranty card in the box.
The perches are metal. the packaging information clarifies that birds feet cannot "stick" to cold metal perches. I guess that urban rumor is still running around. Birds "do not have sweat glands in their feet". Interesting.
The perch lengths are adjustable on the Plus model which lets you shorten to preclude "hog" birds etc. You can also adjust how much weight triggers the mechanism on the PLUS model. You CANNOT adjust the weight tension on the Classic model. It is a fixed weight trigger.
Set-up was a cinch...I had it filled and up within 5 minutes of UPS delivering it to the door!
You just have to make sure that the feeder is not near something on which the squirrel can perch to grab seed without actually having to hang on the feeder.
Awesome bird feeder!
The idea behind this feeder is straightforward. The feeder has several feeding ports and is encased in a sliding cage that moves with gravity. So, when something heavy gets on the feeder, like a squirrel, the outer cage slides down and closes the feeding ports so there is no way to get the seed out. The cage is metal and is very resistant to gnawing and chewing so squirrels will have a difficult time damaging it. There are no batteries to replace and there is no harm that is done to the squirrel (other than frustrating it).
The mechanism is adjustable so that it can be made more or less sensitive as desired. If the larger birds like crows and grackles are monopolizing the feeder, make it more sensitive so that it responds to less weight. If it is too sensitive such that a small group of smaller birds triggers it to slide, make it less sensitive.
The perches at the feeding ports are removable, but to do so requires a screwdriver to gently bend the clamp side open. They will not come off by accident, but rather the ability to remove them requires deliberate effort. This allows for discouraging birds like house finches that sit and gorge all day. Without perches, you’ll see more birds that are able to cling to the cage versus birds that perch.
It is a little more complex to fill than most other feeders we have used but this does not mean it is difficult by any means. Be careful to keep track of the smaller parts so that when you reassemble it after filling you can actually put it back together properly.
We put this feeder in the yard, filled with black oil sunflower seed. Within 24 hours, we were getting chickadees, titmice, goldfinches and a downy woodpecker.
This is a fine feeder and it works very much as designed. It can be adjusted to keep out nuisance birds and it definitely keeps even determined squirrels from getting to the seed inside. It is well made and will last for years with proper care. If you like feeding the birds in the yard but do not enjoy feeding the squirrels so much, this feeder is very much worth a look.