Denver 2/7/2013 11:14:20 PM
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Perky-Pet® Celebrates National Bird-Feeding Month with New Collection of Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

Feed wild birds -not squirrels- with the new collection of squirrel proof feeders just released by Perky-Pet®, the recognized industry leader in wild bird feeding, and join other good stewards in celebrating National Bird-Feeding Month.

Perky-Pet’s® new squirrel proof and squirrel resistant bird feeders offer a defense against squirrels to keep them from reaching the bird seed. Each feeder offers a unique mechanism that either closes off the feeding ports or throws the squirrels off balance, making it impossible for them to devour the bird seed.

“It can be a daily challenge to feed birds while keeping other animals away, especially during the colder winter months, but you don’t have to waste your bird seed on squirrels or other critters,” says Rick Gonedes, Category Development Associate at Perky-Pet. “Birds love these feeders. Squirrels hate them.”

Since February is one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, the month has been designated as National Bird-Feeding Month. During this time, people are encouraged to provide food, water and shelter for wild birds whose access to seeds and insects is limited due to the freezing temperatures.

To celebrate National Bird-Feeding Month, Perky-Pet® will be offering 20% off all squirrel proof seed feedersduring the month of February. Here are four new feeders to help you have a successful feeding experience:

Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler: This dome shape feeder tilts and wobbles to throw squirrels off balance, leaving the seed for the birds. The patented weight-activated base also tilts to instantly close off the port and deny squirrels, deer and other critters access to the seed.

Perky-Pet® Squirrel Slammer Wild Bird Feeder: This feeder features a distinctive weight activated slammer that closes its ports instantly under a squirrel’s weight. The slammer also has an adjustable weight setting to decide which birds to keep out. The high quality metal base and ports prevent squirrel damage and the plastic clear cover acts as another squirrel deterrent while keeping seeds dry.

Perky-Pet® Squirrel Shield Tube Feeder: Specially designed patented Caged Ports engineered to allow birds to feed easily while making it almost impossible for squirrels to feed. The circular guards around the ports are also designed to prevent seed scattering, from either wind or squirrel interference.

Perky-Pet® Seed Bunker Wild Bird Feeder: This metal tube feeder with metal perches, perch hood, and lid offers maximum durability against squirrels. This robust and long-lasting feeder withstands most weather elements and can be used year round.

This month, fill the feeders with high-calorie and high-oil contents, which provide birds with body warmth and energy. Look for bird seed that has an adequate amount of protein and vitamins. Specifically, provide birds with black-oil sunflower seeds and suet (which is mostly fat).

Perky-Pet® brand is a trusted name to bird lovers, with high quality, functional feeders that address the demands of both bird hobbyists and enthusiasts alike. A good resource for just about every wild bird need is right at your fingertips- visit the Perky-Pet® website at to learn more about bird watching, feeding, tips and tools, and ways to attract birds.