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    Default Squirrel feeders?

    Are there any cool squirrel feeders you all have found that keep 'em busy?

    I have feeders out for the birds but usually have a squirrel hanging upside down from my wood pecker feeder eating all of the nuts. I figure that if he can figure it out, more power to him. I'm not offended. BUt I'd like to get something that is FOR the squirrels maybe.
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    If I was at all talented, I'd make one of these.
    http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Birds/...irrel-Feeder-/

    Holy crow, I just googled a little further and you can buy the things. But, wow, they're expensive. Do I splurge, or not? http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=11007
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    You need one of those anti-squirrel models. Don't worry about feeding them because they get more than enough food around here from the wild and people's refuse. Next time you go to Costco or Home Depot, you can probably find something that works for you.
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    My husband says I'm a good sport, his mom would shoot 'em. LOL. I figure that they are wild critters too and frankly, they give me a lot more entertainment than the sparrows I'm collecting so I'd like to do something for Mr. Squirrel.

    That second feeder you linked...wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRoo View Post
    Are there any cool squirrel feeders you all have found that keep 'em busy?

    I have feeders out for the birds but usually have a squirrel hanging upside down from my wood pecker feeder eating all of the nuts. I figure that if he can figure it out, more power to him. I'm not offended. BUt I'd like to get something that is FOR the squirrels maybe.


    are you also feeding rats?!
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    Probably. And raccoons. But not on purpose.
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    Found one cheaper, on Amazon, of course.
    http://www.amazon.com/NutHouse-Squir...6896800&sr=1-6
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
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    Lex, you know I'll feed anyone who shows up. So don't get all nasty on me! LOL

    Louise...LIKE!
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    Just for you, Alagirl. (But anyone else can look, too.) This is my back yard last summer.

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL72.../405162672.jpg
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Found one cheaper, on Amazon, of course.
    http://www.amazon.com/NutHouse-Squir...6896800&sr=1-6
    That looks pretty easy to make, actually. I'm inspired to put my HS shop skillz to work. If it works out, BuddyRoo, I'll send you one!
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    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
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    Let me know! I'm not that handy but DH is and so is DH's Dad. So I could probably get one if I asked REALLY nicely with a pie in hand.
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    I will! DH will be home as well until Wednesday... I'll challenge him to a race, then we'll put cat treats in it to make sure the weight will hold!
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    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
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    If I'm going to have squirrels (something new to me as we no longer have a dog door) then I'm going to have THE SMARTEST SQUIRREL on the block!

    Seriously, I have one and I'm pretty sure it's the same one, he has an unusual marking. I like him. He makes me smile. I see him just outside my kitchen window while I'm cooking and he gives me a good chuckle.
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    Now you have me going. I just emailed my next door neighbor, who has amazing skilz at this kind of stuff and asked if he would make me one. I'll pay him, of course.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
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    I like squirrels too and chipmunks. I just think that they are adorable.

    You'll have to get a picture!
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    I prefer them outside playing as opposed to standing in the barn aisle playing "I can crap more than you"
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    http://crackerdogfarm.blogspot.com/2...s-of-week.html

    I have a whole peanut ring. It definitely keeps them busy. I found mine at my feed store. I tried one of those corn holder things for squirrels but none of my squirrels seem to like corn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Just for you, Alagirl. (But anyone else can look, too.) This is my back yard last summer.

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL72.../405162672.jpg
    OMG! That actually made me snort with laughter.



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    I grew up with my dad a squirrel addict pretty much. I still love the little critters. I even raised one that had fallen from a nest in a hurricane.

    My dad was VERY into making them work for food. He was very handy and would created some pretty involved maze type peanut boxes that involved levers and spinning wheels and doors to open. all with windows so it was QUITE entertaining to watch!

    MY favorite was also just a simple spinning wheel that you screw full corn cobs onto that will flip spin pretty darn fast when they leap on. My dad put ours in a tricky spot on big tree. IT was hysterical to watch them leap and go spinning and spinning at what seemed like mach 10. haha. and those little buggers loved it! They would even go for a ride when the corn was out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise View Post
    Just for you, Alagirl. (But anyone else can look, too.) This is my back yard last summer.

    http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL72.../405162672.jpg
    sawed off shot gun and we are rid of a problem!


    I hate them things!
    I think they ate every single Dalia I ever planted and no telling all the other damage they did!
    But I have Big Game Hunter Kitty! brought me one of them just the other day! (keeps the yard from being overrun by them fluffy rats!)
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    Awwww...but they're so cute!
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