About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

What Happens after you Hang up the #1 Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder?

Over 50% of the time, after people purchase one of the squirrel-proof feeders here at Wild Birds Unlimited - East Lansing, they come back within the month asking for a feeder to feed the squirrels. It happens over and over. We’ve sold thousands of our lifetime guaranteed feeders that work so well people start to feel sorry for the poor, fluffy-tailed, pudgy-wudgy, squirrels.

Sometimes they are embarrassed after years of complaining about the wily critters. However, once they purchase the best squirrel-proof feeder from us, they find themselves missing the drama of trying to outwit the squirrels.

Well on January 21, let’s not be embarrassed anymore. That is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and you can celebrate by giving them Wild Birds Unlimited's Wildlife Blend, full of nuts and seeds the squirrels love. So mark your calendar to come in to get free food for these clever little beauties!

I like the squirrels. I have so many in my yard, they pack a pathway in the snow between all the bird feeding stations. More than any kind of wild mammal, they seem comfortable around humans, like outdoor pets. They can be very entertaining too.

And I know I've posted this video of the baby squirrel before, but it's my favorite:

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this video too. It demonstrates the old theory of try and try again. I most enjoyed the people that took the time to care. Bless them all.

Anonymous said...

I have lots of bird feeders and birds, but my boyfriend watches the squirrels. He even names them.

Anonymous said...

I just got home and I saw 11 squirrels romping in my back yard acting squirrely. They have such fun like a bunch of kids.