Preventing the squirrels from getting into your bird feeder can be a challenging task, but with the use of a caged bird feeder you can get the results you desire right away. A caged bird feeder is great for helping to keep the squirrels away from the bird seed because the cage surrounds the bird seed tube and makes it virtually impossible for the squirrels to get to the bird seed. The surrounding cage is designed to allow smaller songbirds to get into the cage and feed from the bird seed tube. Larger birds may also be prevented from getting into the cage area.
A great caged bird feeder to use is the Squirrel-Proof Tube Feederby Audubon Woodlink. This caged bird feeder is made of a green vinyl coated metal wire cage that surrounds a clear, plastic bird seed tube. The cage has 1.5 inch openings in the wire to allow small songbirds to get inside the cage and feed from the bird feeder and prevents large birds and squirrels from getting into the cage area. Small birds can get into the cage and feed from one of four perches on the bird seed tube. A cap at the top locks into place to prevent the squirrels from lifting up the cap at the top and getting into the bird seed.
The Domed Cage Bird Feeder by Droll Yankees is another caged bird feeder that makes feeding songbirds easy, while preventing squirrels from getting into the bird seed. This caged bird feeder has a clear dome on the top in addition to the cage to prevent the squirrels from getting into the bird seed. The bird seed tube inside has six ports and can hold up to 2.5 pounds of bird seed that won’t need to be refilled as often. The cage wire is coated and has a 1.5 inch opening to allow small songbirds to come inside the cage and feed from the caged bird feeder.