1997 - Volume #21, Issue #6, Page #37[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electronic Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder
The feeder is powered by a 9-volt battery which sends a slight electrical charge to metal pads placed strategically around the feeder. The charge is equivalent to a static shock. It does not affect birds since their feet and beaks act as natural insulators. Squirrels, raccoons and other pest animals do feel it, however, and they hop right off.
Twenty-two in. tall, the feeder features 12 perches, a seed tray and three separate seed compartments that hold a total of 4 gal. of seed. The top comes off for easy filling and cleaning.
Battery lasts 1 year or 1,000 charges, the company says.
Sells for $129.95.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rubio's Wholesale Co., 1296 Timber Ridge Rd., P.O. Box 43, Douds, Iowa 52551 (ph 515 936-4433; fax 4618).
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