Unique steeple-like dome keeps squirrels out and bird seeds safe. The secret is the steep pitch-squirrels simply slide off no matter how hard they try. Large capacity, hopper-style bird feeder minimizes interval between feedings so you spend more time watching beautiful wild birds feed and less time refilling. Durable clear Plexiglas feeder gives you a full view of your visitors and seed level. Large 17" diameter squirrel-proof dome does double duty and protects seeds from rain and snow. Use the Sky Cafe Feeder to attract songbirds, cardinals, and even downy woodpeckers. Hang using included hardware or mount on 1" OD pole (not included). Holds 6 quarts of black oil sunflower seed, safflower seed, sunflower meats, mixed seed or any seed blend. 17" diameter x 17" high.
How it Works
This feeder avoids waste and presents food at a natural rate. Seed is not poured into the Seed Tray to be wasted by rain, wind, or spillage by rowdy squirrels. Birds will peck and pull seed from under the hopper wall just as they forage for food in nature. Attracts songbirds, cardinals, chickadees, and tufted titmice - even downy woodpeckers. Pigeon-proof.
- 17" Squirrelproof Feeder Dome - Protects seed from rain and snow. Provides a clear view of bird activity and seed level. Aerodynamic shape adds stability.
- Wrap-around Seed Tray - Ample room allows 10 or more birds to feed at one time. 16 holes in Seed Tray provide quick drainage to prevent standing water. Versatile Seed Tray features pole-mounting socket (for 1" OD pole).
- Large Seed Hopper - Easy-fill hopper holds 1-1/2 gallons of seed for fewer refills.
- Clear, 100% recycled plexiglas construction.
Attach Seed Hopper to the Seed Tray and rotate the Seed Tray firmly until it locks into position. If you want to have a Sky Café A la Carte, assemble the Dividers and insert them into the Hopper.
Attach the S-Hook to one end of the Chain. Use pliers to close S-Hook onto end of Chain. Thread Chain through Rubber Washer, then Metal Washer, and then through Feeder Dome.
Insert the V-Wire through the last link of the Chain inside the Feeder Dome. Insert V-Wire ends into pre-drilled holes at top of Seed Hopper. Press Vinyl Tips onto protruding ends of the V-Wire.
Allow the Feeder Dome to slide onto top of Seed Hopper. Make sure that all four Feeder Dome guideposts remain on outside of the Seed Hopper.
Assembly Instructions for the Sky Café Dividers
- Set your Sky Café Feeder on a stable surface and remove the Feeder Dome. Be sure that the Seed Hopper is clean and free of debris.
- Carefully remove the Vinyl Tips from the V-Wire, and then remove the V-Wire.
- Assemble the two Divider halves by aligning their notches and sliding them together snuggly.
- Place the assembled Divider, inside the Sky Café Seed Hopper. Replace the V-Wire and Vinyl Tips.
- Fill chambers with four favorite gourmet seed mixes and then replace the Feeder Dome.
- Your installation is complete. Watch the excitement.
Don't make it easy for squirrels! Hang your Sky Café Feeder at least 5 feet or more from the tree trunk and a minimum of 5 feet above the ground. Allow at least 6 inches of chain above the Feeder Dome. Using more chain will discourage squirrels and make refilling easier. NEVER use rope to suspend your feeder. Squirrels can chew the rope apart.
In order to get the best fit, take the Seed Tray with you when purchasing a pole. Also, when pole mounting Sky Café Feeder, be sure to purchase a baffle for underneath the feeder in order to keep squirrels from climbing the pole. You will also need to secure the top of the feeder with the Chain and S-Hook provided.
Experts recommend cleaning at least monthly to remove harmful bacteria. Use mild, soapy water, then polish with a soft cloth to keep the Sky Café Feeder looking like new. NEVER use solvents, abrasives, cleansers, or spray cleaners.
*Adapting to any new feeder may be affected by the following situations:
- Other established feeders and natural food sources.
- Mating, nesting, or periodic migrations.
- The presence of a hawk, dog, cat, raccoon, owl, opossum, or snake.
- Frequent human contact at new feeder site.
- Very hot, wet, or windy weather.
- Sickness, pesticide/herbicide use, and mold.
- Loss of cover or nesting area.