Beautiful and functional, the unique, weight-sensitive outer metal cage of this feeder is spring-loaded and closes off feeding ports when squirrels climb on, and the top baffle prevents them from getting inside. Gorgeous rustic design with antiqued leaves and perches. Clear acrylic feeder within invites birds to see what's for dinner. Six - 1" square feeding ports and 1-1/4" long perches allow birds comfortable and easy access to seed. Holds 2 quarts black oil sunflower seed, safflower seed, sunflower meats, or mixed seed. Attracts chickadees, nuthatches, finches, and other wild birds. Plastic coated hanging loop included. 7" x 7" x 18-1/2" high.
To Adjust Spring Action:
To increase weight required to activate system, simply hook spring wire into one of the lower holes. For proper function, all springs should be adjusted to the same setting.
Tip: Adjust the springs in single increments each time until you see no squirrels feeding at the feeder.
Cleaning Instructions: This feeder should be cleaned every two weeks to remove accumulated debris and maintain a healthy feeding location for wild birds. To clean, empty out dried-on seed and debris. Wash the seed tubes and base pan using warm, soapy water. Use a mild liquid soap. Do not use harsh detergents, abrasives, or bleaches that may damage the feeder finish. If necessary, use a small bottle brush to tackle any stuck-on messes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and allow feeder to dry completely before refilling.
Maintenance: To refill, push down on outside of cage and pull up on metal lid on center container.