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 3, 2013

See the pounds fly off instantly!

The new year always brings talk of losing weight. But it isn't always the pounds around around your middle that are frustrating. Some people get all wound up about the fat squirrels eating pounds of bird food at the "bird" feeder.

Squirrel proof feeders are our number one selling feeders at our Wild Birds Unlimited store in East Lansing, Michigan. There are several to choose from and most have a lifetime guarantee even against squirrel damage.

THE YANKEE FLIPPER is the definitive squirrel proof bird feeder. Birds love to eat from it, but squirrels fly off the feeder once they touch the weight activated feeding perch calibrated to react to a squirrel's weight. When a squirrel steps on the perch, a connection is made with a motor that makes the perch spin, and you can see the pounds fly off as the squirrel is flipped off the feeder. Thus, the name YANKEE FLIPPER.

The unit comes equipped with rechargeable nicad batteries and a battery charger. Would you expect anything less of Droll Yankees? It is easy to clean, easy to fill, has a lifetime guarantee, and is made in the USA.

We also have the Droll Yankees Whipper, Dipper and a variety of other squirrel-proof feeders available at the Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing, MI store.

Our best selling feeder is the Squirrel Buster Plus II.

  • Easy to fill
  • Easy to clean with no tools required
  • Lock top to prevent squirrel from opening
  • Huge seed capacity for fewer fillings
  • Cardinal ring for comfortable feeding distance
  • 6 ports close when squirrel attempts to sit on perch
  • Adjustable tension that can even be set to shut down on blackbirds
  • Dishwasher-safe parts allow easy sterilization
  • Lifetime guarantee
How it Works: When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the shroud down, closing the seed ports. Squirrels and large birds are foiled but not harmed in any way.

Use the latest technology to stay one step ahead of pesky squirrels. This feeder's weight-sensitive spring mechanism closes feed ports when squirrels attempt to eat, and it is located inside the feeder so squirrels can't tamper with it. Use with or without the cardinal ring, depending on birds you wish to attract. Built-to-last UV-stabilized polycarbonate, powder-coated aluminum, and stainless steel. Holds 3 quarts seed. 7" dia x 22" high.

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1 comment:

TomVaillencourt said...

The Irony of this feeder is that it is just as effective to remove the spinning part. I have had these set up for years without the spinning part attached, and the squirrels simply have nothing to hang on to. The birds can't land to feed, but they will still come, believe me. they just fly up, hover and grab a seed.