Holds 3/4 quarts of shelled peanuts or wild bird food nuggets
Weight adjustable to help control unwanted birds
- 2 year hassle free warranty
HOW IS IT SQUIRREL PROOF?
WEIGHT ADJUSTABLE FOR SELECTIVE FEEDING
|The patented adjustable spring mechanism controls how much weight the metal mesh shroud will support, allowing the birds to feed. Any additional weight will activate the closing mechanism. The spring mechanism is calibrated at the factory to hold 2.5 oz. / 70g. It will close fully at 5.3 oz. / 150 g., shutting out the smaller Red Squirrels, as well as the larger Gray Squirrels. Note: Spring tension may vary depending on outside temperatures. Use the feeder at the factory setting – red nut on grey line – before making any adjustments.|
|To Decrease Adjustment Setting (-) Rotate the red dial on the bottom of the feeder counter clockwise. The red nut inside the feeder will move up from the previous setting reducing spring tension. This decreases the weight required to close access to the food.|
|To Increase Adjustment Setting (+) Rotate the red dial on the bottom of the feeder clockwise. The red nut inside the feeder will move down from the previous setting increasing the spring tension. This increases the weight required to close access to the food.|
LOCATING YOUR FEEDER
DISMANTLING & ASSEMBLING
Detachable Component System™
Read instructions below or visit our Instructional Videos page. Squirrel Buster Peanut+ has been designed to dismantle easily for filling and cleaning.
Dismantling your feeder for cleaning
How to assemble your feeder
CLEANING YOUR FEEDER
Squirrel Buster Peanut +™ is designed to be easily dismantled for cleaning. Always examine your feeder before filling to determine if it requires cleaning. Frequency of cleaning varies according to climate. In general, hot and humid climates require more frequent cleaning than colder climates.
Washing by Hand
After removing the wire shroud, discard any accumulation of wild bird food and unscrew the stand assembly from the feeder tube. Wash the wire shroud and feeder tube in a solution of dish detergent and warm water. Rinse with a 20% solution of white vinegar and water. Vinegar, a mild, natural disinfectant, will not harm your feeder or the birds. Wipe the stand assembly with a damp cloth, if necessary. Make sure all components are completely dry before assembling.
Washing the Feeder Tube in the Dishwasher
Place the feeder tube on the top rack of the dishwasher. Fill both the pre-wash and the main-wash sections of the detergent dispenser with your regular dishwasher detergent. Select either high temperature drying or an air-dry option. Use your regular washing cycle. Upon completion, your feeder tube will be sanitized and look like new. Warning: Bird droppings contain contaminants. Avoid skin contact.
WARRANTY & REGISTRATION
Squirrel Buster Peanut+TM Hassle Free Warranty
Squirrel Buster Peanut+ is guaranteed to be free of material or manufacturing defects and against squirrel damage for a period of 24 months from the date of purchase. Brome Bird Care’s sole responsibility will be to repair or replace a defective or damaged product. The warranty applies only when the product is used according to manufacturer’s instructions. The warranty does not apply to damage from attempted or unauthorized repairs, cosmetic scratches from squirrels or other animals, damage from accidents, dropped or fallen feeders, improper handling, shipping, misuse, abuse, neglect or damage from chipmunks, raccoons, bears or other animals. No other warranties expressed or implied are made. Brome Bird Care shall not be responsible for any incidental or consequential damages. Proof of purchase and the prepaid return of a defective part or product may be required by Brome Bird Care.
All warranty claims must be made by calling Brome Bird Care customer care at 1-800-856-5685. Please complete and return the warranty registration card enclosed with the product or FILL THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW.
The Squirrel Buster Peanut +™ feeder is absolutely squirrel proof, but is not designed to deter raccoons or similar critters that can damage the feeder. Often they will drop the feeder to the ground and roll it around to extract the food. This can be minimized by latching your feeder with a snap hook that is tied to a hook or bracket.
What about bears and other larger animals?
Wild bird food is attractive to a wide variety of wild animals. If there is a problem, take your feeder in at night.
How long before birds come to a new feeder?
It could take several weeks for birds to feel comfortable around a new feeder. Birds have to find the feeder by sight and then make sure that it is safe. They are constantly aware of the threat of predators and will take the time to check out the surroundings. Placing the new feeder near bushes or trees will give the birds natural hiding places. To keep food clean and fresh, only fill about half full, until the activity on your feeder increases.
When should I feed birds?
Any time of year is a good time to feed the birds! Feeding birds during the fall and winter months helps them to survive the cold weather. Nature’s natural food supply is actually at its lowest in the Spring, also making it an important feeding season. During the summer birds are establishing their territory, nesting and raising young. This is a time of high activity for the birds and a steady supply of dry seed is a welcome addition to their diet.