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Rollerfeeder – Mankind 1, Hungry Squirrels 0

Rollerfeeder (Image courtesy Solutions)
By Andrew Liszewski

In the constant war to keep birds well fed while ensuring small rodents starve comes the Rollerfeeder. Traditional methods of protecting bird feeders have used an ‘out of reach’ approach where the home owner attempts to hang them in a place that’s nearly impossible for small animals like squirrels to reach. Of course they somehow still manage to reach the feeder every time.

The Rollerfeeder takes a different approach allowing you to place the feeder pretty much anywhere as long as it’s off the ground. While the seed hopper on the inside stays upright and stationary at all times the outer housing of the feeder is free to spin around. When a squirrel jumps onto this outer shell their weight causes it to flip around sending the rodent on a one way trip to the ground. A set of weights on the bottom of the outer housing will then cause it to return its standard position allowing small birds to feed once again.

The Rollerfeeder is available from Solutions.com for $79.95.

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  • http://regen2.blogsome.com Stephen

    …And once again the neighborhood squirrels are fooled for….oh, maybe three more days, until they figure THIS one out.

  • Doug

    The squirrels in our neighborhood have figured out that if they jump on a feeder, they knock some seed onto the ground, even if they can’t grab on to the feeder. So they do this constantly. Not sure if this feeder is immune to this sort of attack.

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    The Rollerfeeder takes a different approach allowing you to place the feeder pretty much anywhere as long as it’s off the ground.

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    Thats really pricey but its a great idea! Although what if a heavy bird tries to use it. I gues they would have to hover and eat!