2011 - Volume #35, Issue #4, Page #40[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Electrified Bird Feeder Scares Squirrels Away
If a squirrel climbs onto the Squirrel Boss bird feeder, you just press a button on a special remote control and the squirrel gets a shock. The squirrel dislikes the sensation enough that after a correction or two, it will stay away. The remote works from up to 200 ft. away from the feeder.
The system comes with a clear plastic feed tube wired for electricity, a solar-powered roof, a false roof, an AC adapter to charge the solar roof if needed, and a remote control with holder.
The solar-powered roof contains all the shocking mechanism components, including the solar panel and 2 metal posts that fit into slots on the feeder tube and double as contacts. The false roof mounts under the live roof and connects to the feed tube.
"The remote control is fun to use and is safe because it doesn't produce a charge until you want it to. And the charge is equivalent to a static shock so it won't hurt anyone," says inventor Glenn Johnson.
According to Johnson, the AC adapter is necessary to use only if you don't have direct sunlight where you hang the feeder.
Sells for $98 plus $9.95 S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Squirrel Boss LLC, P.O. Box 483, Hawley, Penn. 18428 .
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