Mandarin Squirrel-Away Baffle Color: Clear
It Really Works1
I have tried just about every baffle and tool to deter squirrels you can think of. This one actually works - though it does depend on the type of feeder you put under it. What works best is a small feeder, like a peanut feeder or other small feeder.
I have a 12 inch peanut feeder that I'm able to keep unshelled peanuts in now, and the squirrels can't get to them and haven't been able to for several years now.
I now have four of these baffles, and also use them with large Yankee Whipper feeders with collapsing perches. While the squirrels are still able to get into these, it's a LOT harder for them, and I have to fill the feeders less often. This is a great squirrel deterrent and will save you money on birdseed - it's well worth the investment!!!
November 4, 2013
Huge struggle with wildlife this year getting at bird feeders, had to take hummingbird feeders down; these baffles keep the squirrels tfrustrated, though they keep trying. Next year we will see about how they work on the racoons, which were attracted by the sugar water. Good product.
August 11, 2012
I was watching squirrels on my feeders with the mandarian baffles, and they are totally puzzled!!!! The worst they can do is chew some of the plastic at the top, and I think the metal washer prevents that. They got so frustrated(their tails were whipping up and down very fast) they chased each other in anger.
January 23, 2012
Best hanging feeder baffle
After having two feeders raided and eventually destroyed by squirrels, I bought one of these baffles and gave it a try. After two years, the baffle is in perfect shape (bought the clear, and it's still clear) and the feeder hasn't been touched by the squirrels! Now I have another baffle above a suet cage, and the squirrels are working hard to figure out how to get that peanut butter suet, but not a chance. I cringed at the price when I first bought one, but it's WORTH IT for all the food and feeders it saves.
September 21, 2011