Best Squirrel Proof Feeders

Looking for a squirrel proof bird feeder? We all love to see the birds in our garden, but how do you deal with squirrels stealing bird food from your feeders?

There are several approaches you can take to avoid squirrels stealing your bird food:

Caged Squirrel Proof Feeders are generally a bit cheaper and simply add a cage around the bird feeder that squirrels won't be able to get into.

Spring Loaded Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders are a little more expensive. They use the squirrels weight against them by closing the seed ports so that squirrels can't access them.

Squirrel Proof Bird Food is bird food with a bit of heat! Birds won't notice the heat (hot pepper), but squirrels hate it and will quickly learn not to touch your bird food.

Squirrel Baffles are devices that you can attach to your bird feeders or bird feeding stations to make it harder for squirrels to get onto the feeders in the first place.

Just one thing - squirrel proof feeders will stop older squirrels, but juveniles might still be able to get to your seed. They're lighter, so might not trigger the spring loaded feeders and may be small enough to get through the bars in a caged feeder. They wont be able to for long though!

Choosing an Anti-Squirrel Bird Feeder

There are a lot to choose from! So we've put this list of recommendations together, along with some reviews to help you pick the best squirrel proof bird feeders available from Garden Wildlife Direct.

Be aware that squirrel proof feeders exist for each type of bird feeder, so you'll find squirrel proof seed feeders, squirrel proof nut feeders, squirrel proof suet feeders and more.

Just so you know, squirrel proof feeders are also known as; anti-squirrel bird feeders. You can view our other guides in our Product Guides section here.


Tom Chambers Squirrel Stop Feeder

Squirrel Stop Feeder

By Tom Chambers

Cleverly designed to stop squirrels stealing seed by cutting off their food supply. Closing metal seed ports shut with when squirrels or larger birds land on the feeder. Heavy duty with a strong lid that closes firmly with clasps to prevent squirrels from getting into the feeder from the top. Features a built in squirrel baffle that acts as an extra deterrent.

Rating: (1 review)

Excellent product, just what I was looking for - Review by Bernard

"I have bought two of these and I am more than confident that my squirrel pest problem is resolved!"

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Henry Bell Heritage Gold Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder

Heritage Gold Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder

By Henry Bell

A large, strong and stylish squirrel proof seed feeder finished in antique gold. It's also robust, easy to use and easy to maintain.

Rating: (4 reviews)

Great quality - Review by Ali

"Great quality feeder, loads of seed space and room for several small birds. Larger birds can’t access the seeds which was an issue with previous feeders. Love it"

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Chapelwood Ultra Squirrel Proof Nut Feeder

Ultra Squirrel Proof Nut Feeder

By Chapelwood

A caged squirrel proof peanut (nut) feeder with an attractive green coating. Smaller birds can access the nuts, while larger birds and squirrels are kept at bay.

Rating: (9 reviews)

Amazing - Review by Sally

"This feeder is amazing, hardly see a squirrel nowadays, will occasionally put them a few nuts on the ground. The baby tits love it as they can sit on the floor of the feeder without having to hang on. Really good product. "

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Panacea Chateau Squirrel Resistant Seed Feeder

Chateau Squirrel Resistant Seed Feeder

By Panacea

Offering both practicality and style, this bold feeder features a charming black and gold colour scheme. The compact and functional design has a spring activated weight perch that is adjustable, allowing you to decide which bird species can access the seed inside. With a generous 3.13kg capacity and a no waste seed saver baffle means no seed goes to waste.

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Red Barn Premium Peanut Feeder With Guardian

Premium Peanut Feeder With Guardian

By Red Barn

Available in two sizes, this feeder features a strong metal guardian that is built to last. Adult squirrels and large birds cannot fit through the gaps in the cage, allowing smaller birds to access the peanuts and feed in peace. Resistant against cheeky squirrels teeth, this metal caged feeder comes complete with a ten year guarantee.

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Panacea Dragonfly Squirrel Resistant Tube Feeder

Dragonfly Squirrel Resistant Tube Feeder

By Panacea

A spring loaded feeder with a large 1.13kg seed capacity that prevents squirrels accessing the feed inside by having weight activated closing ports. The locking roof further squirrel proofs this feeder so more seed is left for smaller birds. Featuring a delightful dragonfly pattern.

Rating: (5 reviews)

Excellent - Review by Kevin

"I purchased this to stop certain bigger birds from causing a mess and not eating the food now have no mess and plenty of small visitors"

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Tom Chambers Squirrel Stop Peanut Feeder

Squirrel Stop Peanut Feeder

By Tom Chambers

Cut off squirrels’ access to peanuts with this innovative feeder with feed ports that close when larger birds or squirrels land on the feeder. Made from heavy duty metal, this feeder features a built in squirrel baffle that acts as an extra deterrent.

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CJ Wildlife London Squirrel Resistant Suet Block Feeder

London Squirrel Resistant Suet Block Feeder

By CJ Wildlife

A well built suet block feeder surrounded by a squirrel proof cage. It's simple to fill, hang and clean.

Rating: (17 reviews)

Definitely squirrel proof - Review by Joy

"This feeder has certainly baffled the squirrels and the larger birds such as crows, pigeons and magpies."

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Peckish Squirrel Proof Bird Food

Squirrel Proof Bird Food

By Peckish

Perhaps the more devious approach to stopping the squirrels, this squirrel proof bird food features hot pepper to deter squirrels. The hot pepper in the suet pellets is too hot for squirrels, but birds are unaffected by them. You might still find the squirrels tuck in to begin with but don't worry, they'll soon learn!

Rating: (12 reviews)

Perfect - Review by Jayne

"Birds love this and its certainly worked to keep squirrels away"

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Tom Chambers Squirrel Baffle

Squirrel Baffle

By Tom Chambers

Squirrel Baffles are great to protect your current bird feeders from pesky squirrels. Just add one to your bird feeding stations and watch them try and figure it out. This one is made from clear PVC and is easy to attach to your bird feeding station (just check it's compatible with yours on the product page).

Rating: (6 reviews)

Squirrel puzzle! - Review by Alison

"So far so good! The squirrels are perplexed!! They spend a lot of time looking at it and trying to decide how to overcome the obstacle. As yet they haven't managed to get at the feed hanging above. "

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