Seed Saucer 16-3/4" dia x 3-1/4" high
I should've bought this product years ago! We've battled unwanted mice and rats for years, and within two weeks after installing these trays, (for my four feeders,) WA-LA!!! Mickey and Ratatouille were GONE!
I have two black oiled sunflower seed feeders and two mixed-seed feeders. Unfortunately, they did not have the bar across the bottom, (underneath side,) to accomodate the hook on the chain that holds the seed-catcher trays, so I just took some pliable wire, pulled it through two of the small drainage holes on each side of my birdseed feeder trays wth pliars, tied knots on the top of my birdseede feeder trays so the wire wouldn't slip back through, and made my own "wire" bar on the underneath side of my feeder trays. Now, there's NO mess at the end of the day. The sunflower seed shells all end-up in the tray, and it's so easy to just dump them out into the INSIDE trash can each night, before I store them until the next day. (DON'T dump them in any trash or lawn and leaf bags outside...trust me...the critters will find, scratch through...chew through...whatever it takes... and get to them, making a big mess in the process.)
The mixed seed is a bit different, since some birds prefer some seeds over others, and the squirrels eat only the sunflower seeds in it. Each night, before I put the seed-catcher trays away, I dump the left-over seed in the bottom of the seed catcher trays back into the mixed birdseed bag. No waste here!
GREAT INVENTION! Anyone who feeds the birds, (and others... like squirrels, rabbits, ducks, chipmunks, etc...) should definitely get these. No more seeds sprouting on the ground under my feeders , no messy seeds and shells messing-up my mulch, no empty sunflower seed shells to rake up either! And if you love the doves, (ground feeders,) like I do, don't worry...they'll hang on the side of the seed-catcher tray and successfully pick and peck the seeds in the bottom of the seed-catcher trays right out through the holes. Everyone wins with these trays! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! :-)
April 15, 2014
Keeps the squirrels hungry
Keeps the seed off the ground. I did add mesh under the holes to keep the birds from getting their heads stuck. Very easy to assemble. Works great!!!
April 4, 2014
These seed saucers are easy to attach and they do a good job of catching the dropped seed. They clean up very well.
August 14, 2013
I bought two - one for my feeder and one for my daughter's feeder. Both have saved us from worrying about the rats that had begun to come into our gardens to eat the dropped seed. None gets dropped now and the rats have disappeared. We're both very pleased. It's a simple and very effective solution.
August 27, 2012