The Nuttery Squirrel-Resistant Peanut Bird Feeder
The original and still one of the best (as seen on BBC - Dragons' Den). Squirrel resistant to protect and keep peanuts safe for birds.
The award-winning British-designed, squirrel resistant Nuttery Cage Peanut Bird Feeder has been a favourite with the bird feeding public for many years. Its simple, yet effective, birdcage design allows small birds to slip easily between the bars to feed while squirrels are denied access.
The cage comes complete with an attached peanut feeder.
Also available as a bird seed feeder.
All metal construction.
Cage Height: approx 350mm, cage width: approx 180mm, capacity: approx 300g.
Colour: Sage Green
I bought one of these as a replacement for a very similar one which, at around 40 years old, was getting past its best. I actually use it for seeds rather than peanuts for two reasons. Firstly, over many years, I have found that my birds simply don't like peanuts, and secondly, they seem to find the wire mesh cage far easier to access than the polycarbonate tube models. Yes, filling up the feedeer with seeds is a bit more messy, as some always fall through the mesh, but these are quickly eaten by the ground feeders.
When a feeder is first put up it takes a while for the birds to get used to it. I think they are very wary of anything new, and just as in the earlier review, it was two or three weeks before anyone tried it. And you can always depend on the Blue Tits to be first. Now it is the most popular of the four feeders I hang up together, and has to be refilled every day. I fill all my feeders with sunflower hearts, as they attract all the local species, from the crow family, finches, warblers, robins, wrens, thrushes, dunnocks, woodpeckers and rose-ringed parakeets. Just be patient.
We're glad you persevered with the Nuttery Squirrel-Resistant Peanut Bird Feeder and your birds are now happily using it. Thank you for such a lovely in-depth review.
See my previous post - inadvertently gave this 5*. It's been up nearly 2 weeks now and has hardly been used (by the local bird population), only blue tits as far as I'm aware so I suspect the designers have miscalculated the gauge size. I've just noticed another 1* review. I don't think there's an issue with squirrel-proofing, mine is suspended on a metal hook and the squirrel seems to have given up on it, possibly not as bright as your other reviewer!
That's a shame to read as this has always been a very good feeder; however, we'll keep an eye on it and will consider removing it should we receive another bad review.