Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patriciajane1 It DOES work!
The squirrels can't even begin to get the suet! But my main problem had been big bully birds getting into my old suet cage. This one works! They try but just can't reach the suet. Perfect! No squirrels. No bully birds. Meanwhile the smaller birds love it.
July 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by VTDoc Great
Purchased this to deter larger birds that were devouring suet. It's perfect. Their beaks are too large to reach the suet, but the smaller birds can fit inside; woodpeckers can hang upside down and feast.
July 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hummer2000 Starlings are gone :-)
No starlings anymore thanks to a combination of this new suet feeder and also a whirlygig nearby. I had a squirrel proof suet feeder that worked nicely for a few years, but the starlings found my feeder not long ago. I've had this new suet hotel for a few weeks and I haven't seen any starlings for a while. Only the smaller birds that are supposed to fit through the cage, and also flickers and jays who have longer beaks that can reach. The starlings were around initially, trying to eat the scraps on the ground, and after searching the internet, it was suggested to maybe put a whirlygig in the ground because starlings don't like those. I happened to have one so I put that in. I'm not sure if that was the final key to get the starlings to stop feeding off the ground.
July 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by StarrySnzrCountry Downy's liked it right away & kept suet safe from Grackles
The main intent on buying this was to keep the Grackles from eating up all the suet cakes placed out for our lovely Downy woodpeckers. The day I placed the order we also had our first squirrel visit the birdfeeders. I was hesitant about a cage style feeder; would they go inside? To our delight, the suet palace was an instant hit with the Downy's and we could see them feeding within an hour of putting it up. They eat clinging to the bottom AND going inside! I even saw a chickadee grab a safe snack inside and then fly out. The goldfinches like to use it for perching while waiting for a turn on the finch feeder but I haven't seen them use it yet. That may change with seasons. The Grackles can't access the suet and a week later seem to be leaving the area now that they are being denied food!
April 20, 2016