VIDEO: Building The Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder Is Tough

Image via Mark Rober Youtube
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Making a squirrel proof bird feeder is a full-time job

Mark Rober has some experience creating some crazy gadget setups for everyday situations. He may have met his equal when it comes to building a squirrel proof bird feeder.

Rober started his journey into the world of squirrel proof bird feeders because he was in quarantine.

He found himself home and needed some new hobbies to pass the time.

Everyone can relate to that.

He passed some of the time by setting up a bird feeder so he could watch birds.

Nearby squirrels quickly made him realize that it wasn’t going to be easy.

Feeding hungry birds plenty of seed while keeping squirrels away sounds like a simple enough task.

It’s not.

The squirrels always manage to hack their way into an easy meal, despite Rober purchasing several “squirrel proof” bird feeders.

Even if the feeder initially kept the squirrel from scavenging some seeds, it didn’t last long.

If you build a massive obstacle course maybe they’ll give up?

Rober realized he was going to need to bring out the big guns (obstacles) if he was going to enjoy watching a single bird get to the feeder.

Inspiration from American Ninja Warrior gave him plenty to work with as he came up with a solution.

His multi-tiered obstacle course all but guaranteed no squirrel would eat like a bird while he was around.

It looked like the squirrels would quickly give up after falling through a trap door or being flung across the yard. Unfortunately, no form of squirrel proof bird feeder seems to make a squirrel give up.

Rober eventually realized it looked like the squirrel wouldn’t be able to make it to the bird feeder. He decided to disable the harder obstacles.

The squirrels went back to their all-they-can-eat buffet of birdseed once they realized.

It looks like there is no truly squirrel proof bird feeder. Even if they can’t make it to the seed, they’ll keep trying until someone just gives it to them.

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