I liked this feeder initially but unfortunately squirrels attack it from underneath and chew through the metal very easily. My husband has had to put a wooden bottom in so that the squirrels can no longer have access and it works for that area. However, squirrels can get in through the bird access holes as well. As I write I have a similar peanut container and there is a very large squirrel sitting inside the cage! I have also had to wire the lid shut as the squirrels very easily move the slider, lift the lid and feast away. I think there is nothing out there that is realistically squirrel-proof and if someone can show me I would be glad to know.The feeder is excellent !! By Janet. 17 March 2013 17:18 PM
The feeder is excellent, the little birds love it. My husband says 'it's like having an aviary with all their birdsong.'