Top 10 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 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.

1.

Brome Squirrel Buster Classic Seed Feeder

Brome Squirrel Buster Classic Seed Feeder

By Brome

The original Squirrel Buster bird feeder. It's quite big so not suitable for all gardens but sometimes the originals are the best! If you've got a smaller garden, consider the mini version. This feeder even comes with a lifetime guarantee!

Rating: (83 reviews)


Brome Squirrel Buster Classic Seed Feeder - Review by Lizzie

"It's a good quality item and an ingenious idea to stop the squirrels getting their furry little paws on the seed."

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2.

Henry Bell Heritage Gold Squirrel Proof Seed Feeder

Henry Bell 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: (2 reviews)


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3.

Chapelwood Ultra Squirrel Proof Nut Feeder

Chapelwood Ultra Squirrel Proof Nut Feeder

By Henry Bell

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: (8 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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4.

Tom Chambers Squirrel Resistant Sphere Peanut Feeder

Tom Chambers Squirrel Resistant Sphere Peanut Feeder

By Tom Chambers

A twist on the conventional caged feeder, this stylish squirrel proof feeder will look fantastic in your garden.

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Brome Squirrel Buster Peanut Feeder

Brome Squirrel Buster Peanut Feeder

By Brome

The only feeders on the market that are 100% squirrel proof, the Brome squirrel buster feeders are a fantastic choice to prevent those pesky squirrels. The peanut squirrel proof bird feeder is no different and features spring loaded feeding ports to close them to unwanted squirrel guests.

Rating: (94 reviews)


Remarkable result - Review by JWH

"Squirrels finally beaten! I was reluctant to buy this feeder a first, put off by the price, but the squirrels have destroyed every peanut feeder we’ve put up and eaten vast amounts of peanuts, so I took a gamble. It paid off - squirrels completely baffled. This is an amazing piece of equipment. Thoroughly thought-out, well made and it works first time. Well worth the rather high price. The birds took to it straight away. The squirrels have gone elsewhere. Great service. Next day delivery. Strongly recommended. "

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6.

Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Seed Feeder

Brome Squirrel Buster Plus Seed Feeder

By Brome

This robust feeder can hold a huge 2.3kgs of bird food making it one of the biggest bird feeders we sell. That makes it perfect for areas where the birds eat lots of food every day. If you dont have a feeding station or tree large enough to hang it from, we also sell a pole adaptor allowing it to sit as a standalone feature in your garden.

Rating: (78 reviews)


Excellent product that’s genuinely squirrel proof - Review by DynoMan

"After 20 years of daily use our original feeder needed replacing and we did not hesitate to buy the same again. It is expensive but the many squirrels that used to plague our garden never accessed the bird seed despite many attempts. The birds like it and you can adapt it to suit whichever birds you wish to feed."

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Brome Squirrel Buster Mini Seed Feeder

Brome Squirrel Buster Mini Seed Feeder

By Brome

The Brome Squirrel Buster Mini Seed Feeder is the smaller version of the well known squirrel buster range. This feeder uses a spring to close the feeder ports when a squirrel lands on them making it 100% squirrel proof! Includes a lifetime manufacturers warranty.

Rating: (264 reviews)


Great quality - Review by Hilary

"Well worth the money, saved money in the long run. It’s stumped the squirrels. Will definitely buy again!"

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8.

CJ Wildlife London Squirrel Resistant Suet Block Feeder

CJ Wildlife London Squirrel Resistant Suet Block Feeder

By CJ Wildlife

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

Rating: (12 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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9.

Peckish Squirrel Proof Bird Food

Peckish 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: (10 reviews)


Perfect - Review by Jayne

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

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10.

Tom Chambers Squirrel Baffle

Tom Chambers 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: (4 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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