What does it really mean to be “the best” when it comes to squirrel-proof bird feeders? Is it defined by the number that are sold? The effectiveness at resisting squirrels? The versatility of how it can be used? Or is it something else? However you choose to define it though, it’s clear the best feeder we offer is the Squirrel Buster Plus, Duncraft’s most popular bird feeder.
Let’s look at all of these qualifications to see how the Squirrel Buster Plus is the best at what it does. From a sales standpoint, no other bird feeder can top it because it’s Duncraft’s #1 bestselling feeder. It’s hard to argue with those numbers, and yet — why is the Squirrel Buster Plus our bestselling feeder? Why is it so popular with birders everywhere?
These reasons have a great deal to do with both its effectiveness at resisting squirrels, and the versatility of its uses. The Squirrel Buster Plus is extremely effective at thwarting the efforts of squirrels from stealing the seed inside, including both red and gray squirrels and even bigger birds. It’s equipped with a weight-sensitive metal skirt that fully circles the bottom of the feeder and allows cardinals to perch. When a squirrel or larger bird sits or hangs onto the perches attached to this skirt, it immediately drops and cuts off access to the six feeding ports.
Speaking of cardinals, the Squirrel Buster Plus also includes a feature designed especially for them. The detachable “cardinal ring” allows cardinals to have extra perching room around the weight-sensitive skirt. Not only that, but it also lets them face their food supply, which is the feeding position cardinals prefer. If you choose not to use the cardinal ring, each of the six perches can then be twisted in and shortened to further discourage large birds from feeding there.
As for that “something else” — it could be the shapely design of the Squirrel Buster Plus, the extreme durability, the ample seed capacity or maybe even something unable to be put into words. Whatever the case, it’s undeniable that the Squirrel Buster Plus is a fantastic bird feeder and nothing less than “the best” Duncraft has to offer.
– By Sean Peick (Guest Writer)