Fun with Squirrels

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  • Published: 14 July 2012
  • Searching for bird feeder squirrel-proofing options, I came across the Roller Feeder website and ordered one. I've been having a blast watching the squirrels try to figure a way into the birdseed and just getting themselves dumped on the ground for their trouble. I'm so impressed with the ingenious design, solid construction and squirrel-confounding entertainment that I just wanted to share - but I receive no benefit, financial or otherwise from this recommendation.

    Because the design is a bit different, some birds are a little shy at first. They say that cardinals are the last to figure it out, but I had chickadees and gold finches using it the same day I hung it up so I'm sure that in the next week or so, just about everybody will have figured it out. The feeder keeps out larger nuisance birds like crows, grackles and blue jays, plus red squirrels and raccoons - though so far, I haven't seen any of these trying it.

    The squirrels used to clean out my previous (supposedly squirrel-proof) feeder in two days, so I expect the seed savings to be huge. The company says the feeder will pay for itself in birdseed savings in something like 3 months or less which seems likely.
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Comments • 104

  • John Orr
    John Orr  7 days back

    Squirls are gods creatures also. Awful prejudicial to deny them a pittance of your purse. Mean spirited also. Imagine if you had to forage for food only to be run off the property or denied access. Might as well donate to white children only. I bet you claim to be a Christian.

    • Sha mix and match
      Sha mix and match  1 weeks back

      So much fun with the squirel.

      • Gus Tav
        Gus Tav  3 weeks back

        The squirrel quickly learns to hold on with their back feet and with their hands they pull seed out of the feeder and eat. HAHAHAHAHA

        • Songs Mirth
          Songs Mirth  4 weeks back

          By the way people if you want another laugh go to my playlist that's marked, "Having a bad day,?" and see one in there called, "Meow choir." You will laugh until your socks come off. I guarantee you. I hope I got the name right. Whoever wrote that (and I think it's the sinister looking man at the piano) deserves an Academy Award for, "Down right clever and hilarious award." Oh, those are for movies aren't they? Rats! You'll see. :) Songs

          • Songs Mirth
            Songs Mirth  4 weeks back

            I was laughing right along with you! I realized I too have an evil laugh. Ok. . all together humans. . . lolol :) Thanks for sharing. I love to have one. :) Songs

            • Melissa Sue H.
              Melissa Sue H.  1 months back

              I like the spinning ones as well. They allow for really funny videos.

              • Jessie James
                Jessie James  1 months back

                Brilliant!

                • I.D
                  I.D  1 months back

                  I LIKE THE TITLE MUCH

                  • Rafi Fernandez
                    Rafi Fernandez  1 months back

                    F...g idiot !

                  • william hufham
                    william hufham  1 months back

                    SQUIRRELS GET HUNGRY TOO... I NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY PEOPLE GET SO EXCITED ABOUT FEEDING THE BIRDS BUT ARE PERFECTLY WILLING AND EVEN LAUGHING BECAUSE THE SQUIRRELS CAN'T GET TO SOME FOOD... THE SQUIRRELS MIGHT BE TRYING TO KEEP BABIES ALIVE....THEY DON'T SEEM TO MIND IF THE SQUIRRELS GO HUNGRY... IN MY YARD EVERYTHING GETS FED.... EVERYTHING NEEDS TO EAT.... EVERYDAY ! DON'T BE CRUEL FEED THOSE HUNGRY SQUIRRELS TOO... I GUESS EVERYONE WILL COME UP WITH THEIR OWN REASONS BUT HUNGRY IS HUNGRY......

                    • Joe Swartz
                      Joe Swartz  2 months back

                      I feed the squirrels, too. What’s wrong with that? I don’t allow them on the feeders. I throw out sunflower seeds and peanuts for them every day or so. They are little sweethearts.

                      • Bob Henry
                        Bob Henry  2 months back

                        I got rid of all the squirrels in my area by ELIMINATING them. no need for 500 dollar fancy traps and games and time wasted. When I was a little boy I ran electric bare wires from an extension cord all over a feeder and when the squirrel appears I plugged it in. flying squirrel

                        • CrazyTuco1
                          CrazyTuco1  3 weeks back

                          Awesome. Good job.

                        • Joe Swartz
                          Joe Swartz  1 months back

                          R Kelsey
                          Oh, you are so impressive you big game hunter, you. 👩🏼‍🌾

                        • R Kelsey
                          R Kelsey  1 months back

                          I feed mine with a 20 ga shotgun, dove and quail loads. They are almost all gone now.

                        • Joe Swartz
                          Joe Swartz  2 months back

                          Bob Henry You did that because you are an asshole, Bob.

                      • Mark A
                        Mark A  2 months back

                        Squirrels gotta eat same as worms

                        • Prophetic End Times
                          Prophetic End Times  2 months back

                          Can't find it on the web..would you happen to have the link by chance?

                          • Tana Williams
                            Tana Williams  2 months back

                            They all live together in the wild what's the big deal about a squirrel eating some bird seed

                            • CrazyTuco1
                              CrazyTuco1  3 weeks back

                              They eat it all and just take it and bury it. Nothing for the birds.

                            • Tommy Nick
                              Tommy Nick  2 months back

                              Tana, you obviously never fed birds near squirrels. Squirrels are so greedy & impatient that they destroy feeder after feeder, so the end result is $100 loss & no birds get fed.

                          • ginger elvira
                            ginger elvira  2 months back

                            Looks like a bar-B Q to mee

                            • William Jones
                              William Jones  2 months back

                              We don't prank squirrels here us niggas eats dem ain't no squirrels withing 10 miles white folks like yall prank Dem black people put em on day plate

                              • Steve Craig
                                Steve Craig  2 months back

                                Yeah-- I usually laugh at "squirrel-proof" feeders; but that one looks promising.
                                Half the fun of a new "squirrel-proof" feeder is watching the squirrels figure it out...

                                • tone tone
                                  tone tone  2 months back

                                  If you feed the birds you might as well feed the squirrels to

                                  • gudgen2004
                                    gudgen2004  2 months back

                                    I'm curious why people feed birds but not squirrels why is this?

                                    • Bernadette Cartin
                                      Bernadette Cartin  1 months back

                                      @D Augusto Oh well. I'd be pissed off too then if I was you. They are fascinating and entertaining to me but I haven't had to deal with the downside though.

                                    • D Augusto
                                      D Augusto  1 months back

                                      @Bernadette Cartin I back up to a wetlands that is chock full of trees. I have dozens of pines and oaks in my yard in addition.
                                      Oaks with acorns, pines with cones, palms with seeds.

                                      There is no lack of food, it is just nasty habits, because they can.
                                      I have no plans to accommodate the squirrels.
                                      Its like candy, do you not eat it because you have eaten a meal?
                                      It probably feels good on their teeth.

                                    • Bernadette Cartin
                                      Bernadette Cartin  1 months back

                                      @D Augusto By any chance have the squirrels lost some habitat i.e. trees being cut down, new construction, etc.? If they run out of other suitable nesting places the inside of a car engine starts to look appealing. Some people build squirrel boxes and hang them to give the squirrels an alternative.

                                    • gudgen2004
                                      gudgen2004  2 months back

                                      @Diane Ashworth would love them all lol god bless

                                    • Diane Ashworth
                                      Diane Ashworth  2 months back

                                      gudgen2004 Good for you. You can have my share of the squirrel population.

                                  • angela dionne
                                    angela dionne  2 months back

                                    The squirrels are way cooler than the birds

                                    • gudgen2004
                                      gudgen2004  2 months back

                                      You are so right and lately I'm seeing people torturing them and shocking them what is wrong with people there's that should be illegal especially put on YouTube

                                  • Fran H
                                    Fran H  2 months back

                                    F

                                    • Ma B
                                      Ma B  2 months back

                                      OMG! What a GREAT invention! Thanks So Much!

                                      • Marla Husnik
                                        Marla Husnik  2 months back

                                        Thank you!! We appreciate your business!

                                    • frances fries
                                      frances fries  2 months back

                                      where can I get that feeder ?

                                      • CrazyTuco1
                                        CrazyTuco1  3 weeks back

                                        Do you know how to use google? She tells you the web address at the end.

                                      • Marla Husnik
                                        Marla Husnik  2 months back

                                        Please visit us at http://www.rollerfeeder.com/!

                                    • Baron Ratfish
                                      Baron Ratfish  2 months back

                                      I can't have one of these .
                                      I'd never leave the window seat. I could watch all day.

                                      • Ivy Mossgarden
                                        Ivy Mossgarden  3 months back

                                        I dislike ( ok hate) these thieving, greedy, aggressive rodents. I like watching them get frustrated. Catapults are also. very satisfying to watch. This is brilliant!👍

                                        • Joe Swartz
                                          Joe Swartz  1 months back

                                          Ivy Mossgarden Sigmund Freud says you have strange sexual desires. 🥴

                                      • v
                                        v  3 months back

                                        I'm here to say squirrels are highly intelligent and fun loving and playful. And they are the most important food source for things like hawks, bobcats and other predators. They also play an important role in nature by populating forests and other types of trees and plants when they bury seeds. You can kiss goodbye lots of beautiful wild life and nature if there are no squirrels. They prey on no other animals. Wildlife preys on them.

                                        • blue dog
                                          blue dog  3 months back

                                          Squirrels need some food too. Don't be mean to squirrels.

                                        • fat squirrel
                                          fat squirrel  4 months back

                                          This is so mean

                                        • thelma lou
                                          thelma lou  4 months back

                                          I got 2 of these....no more wasting seeds on the squirrels...rollerfeeder.com

                                          • ralph crosby
                                            ralph crosby  4 months back

                                            I put feed out for the tree rats.

                                            • gudgen2004
                                              gudgen2004  2 months back

                                              Funny how they look nothing like a rat act nothing like a rat thing I love the most about squirrels their personality I know one that was raised with cats and when its owner pets it it purrs I did not know they had the same voice box as a cat does also when the living as a pet in the home they can live up to 20 years and after you retire that hyper little shit can keep you busy

                                            • ralph crosby
                                              ralph crosby  2 months back

                                              Baron Ratfish so do the cats lol

                                            • Baron Ratfish
                                              Baron Ratfish  2 months back

                                              Me too. My dog loves having lots of squirrels to chase away.

                                          • Rea Lachney
                                            Rea Lachney  4 months back

                                            Genius!!! ❤💗❤

                                            • Rob Sten
                                              Rob Sten  4 months back

                                              The video is good but the fonts you using for the description text looks so goddamn stupid

                                              • dean martin
                                                dean martin  4 months back

                                                Feed the birds and the squirrels there all family equal to each other stop being mean

                                                • Just A Guy
                                                  Just A Guy  4 months back

                                                  Should have put a link in

                                                  • Marla Husnik
                                                    Marla Husnik  2 months back

                                                    Here you go! http://www.rollerfeeder.com/

                                                  • thelma lou
                                                    thelma lou  4 months back

                                                    It's called roller feeder..You can find their website online

                                                • CreditDebitCards CostYouMoney

                                                  That's slick!! I had a wooden feeder that I put nails on leaving them standing - wrapped wire from one nail to next- ran extension cord into house - watched / waited - when Mr Squirrel got on it I plugged 'er in --zip zap zoom! Wouldn't ya know it? Squirrel would climb on feeder and was very careful that none of his legs touched the wire / nails!! Smart lil' buggers.....

                                                  • grassroot011
                                                    grassroot011  5 months back

                                                    Put a tub full of water beneath it.

                                                    • Allan Close
                                                      Allan Close  6 months back

                                                      So good nothing gets fed. Duh

                                                      • Tommy Nick
                                                        Tommy Nick  2 months back

                                                        Allan, wrong - the birds can eat.

                                                    • James Mara
                                                      James Mara  6 months back

                                                      I trap and kill as many as I can, little bastards are destructive to say the least. Nothing cute about a tree rat.

                                                      • Charles Grove
                                                        Charles Grove  4 months back

                                                        I wanna boobytrap the feeder so I can fry them with 500,000volts! I hate squirrels with the white hot passion of a thousand suns! Die scumbags!

                                                      • Marco Polo
                                                        Marco Polo  5 months back

                                                        Tender *Squirrels-Cabobs* w/ onions and mushrooms

                                                      • grassroot011
                                                        grassroot011  5 months back

                                                        Especially when they get into your vehicle chewing and eating the wires and hose to the tune of $1400.
                                                        and that over and over. Yeah feed, e'm. lead shot.

                                                    • Radja B
                                                      Radja B  6 months back

                                                      You assholes must thrown in jail.

                                                    • Flatlanderz
                                                      Flatlanderz  9 months back

                                                      I have 3 of these. High quality, but easily defeated by the squirrel coming down the wire upside down and reaching right into the seed bin. Then it's just hand to mouth. Empties the thing every night.

                                                      • paul k
                                                        paul k  11 months back

                                                        i hung a feeder from a cable a good piece from a tree and the squirrels would not mess with it but neither would the birds. i have had several seed feeders hanging around at various points and the birds never messed with any of them. i guess the seeds were bad.

                                                        • paul k
                                                          paul k  11 months back

                                                          let the birds feed themselves. problem solved.

                                                        • David Mizell
                                                          David Mizell  11 months back

                                                          These things should be banned and the owners arrested for animal cruelty.

                                                          • CrazyTuco1
                                                            CrazyTuco1  3 weeks back

                                                            Time for your meds.

                                                          • Joe Swartz
                                                            Joe Swartz  1 months back

                                                            Friend Wilkins what a dumb comparison.

                                                          • Joe Swartz
                                                            Joe Swartz  1 months back

                                                            Leafyr Oakfyst You don’t see too good, do you moron.

                                                          • Friend Wilkins
                                                            Friend Wilkins  4 months back

                                                            Should a person be arrested for killing a mosquito?

                                                          • Leafyr Oakfyst
                                                            Leafyr Oakfyst  10 months back

                                                            David Mizell are you on crack? I see no abuse, moron.

                                                        • Chief Adfp
                                                          Chief Adfp  12 months back

                                                          this is sad no clue on the brand name or the name of this birdfeeder to look it up to buy?
                                                          no source were it sold at, my guess this is home made due to that. good luck with that

                                                          • Marla Husnik
                                                            Marla Husnik  2 months back

                                                            Yes, that's correct, please visit us at: www.rollerfeeder.com!

                                                          • Ivy Mossgarden
                                                            Ivy Mossgarden  3 months back

                                                            You are kidding right Chief?? Get your mommy to help you point out the important bits.

                                                          • Leafyr Oakfyst
                                                            Leafyr Oakfyst  10 months back

                                                            Are you blind and deaf?

                                                          • Karen Omodt
                                                            Karen Omodt  10 months back

                                                            Chief Adfp ....at 1:36 shows she bought roller feeder from rollerfeeder.com

                                                        • Fritz Jagr
                                                          Fritz Jagr  1 years back

                                                          Squirrel: "HOLD MY BEER..."

                                                        • William Chamberlain
                                                          William Chamberlain  1 years back

                                                          Nice - doesn't really hurt them, but it works!

                                                          • Lrd Lrd
                                                            Lrd Lrd  3 years back

                                                            does this work for nasty Blue Jays? (which are nothing more than a blue-colored Crow, as they are in the same family and both attack and eat other birds)

                                                            • Marla Husnik
                                                              Marla Husnik  2 months back

                                                              Yes, it very well should...please visit us at www.rollerfeeder.com!