Our bird feeder baffles come in 3 custom fitted core sizes (baffle tops) – one to fit round poles with 2″-2.75″ diameters, one to fit round poles with 3″-4″ diameters, and one to fit 4 x 4 square poles. These ‘raccoon and squirrel guards’ work extremely well at keeping squirrels, raccoons, snakes, and other climbing predators away from bird feeders on a pole and pole mounted bird houses. Installing and mounting each of our custom fitted baffles to a wooden pole is fast and easy using an innovative and functional hook and eye attachment system, which allows the baffles to hang freely, and swing and sway around the pole. The free hanging movement of our squirrel guards around the pole (and the fact that the outside surface of the baffle is smooth and slick) is what causes raccoons and squirrels to be confused (baffled) and not able to get around it or climb up it. This keeps feeders, food, and bird houses mounted or hanging above the squirrel baffles free from unwanted pests and therefore safe and protected for wild birds to feed or nest.
Bird feeder baffles – composition
Each bird feeder baffle is made of tubular smooth surfaced metal, and measures 8 inches in diameter and 24 inches long. The inner cores of our squirrel baffles for bird feeders (tops of the baffles), which fit fairly snug around the pole, are custom fitted to accommodate square 4 x 4 posts or round poles with different diameters (2 – 4 inch). The squirrel and raccoon guards are painted a decorative bronze color to blend in naturally with backyard surroundings and the wooden poles to which they are mounted.
Bird feeder baffle for 4 x 4 posts –
Fits square 4 x 4 posts. Comes with hooks attached to the top of the bird feeder baffle and 2 eye bolts to screw into a 4 x 4 wooden post for easy mounting.
Bird feeder baffle for small diameter round poles –
Fits round wooden poles with 2″ – 2.75″ diameter (our pole for mounting bird feeders or our pole for mounting bird houses. Comes with hooks attached to the top of the bird feeder baffle and 2 eye bolts to screw into wooden poles for easy mounting.
Bird feeder baffle for large diameter round poles –
Fits round wooden poles with 3″ – 4″ diameter (our pole for hanging bird feeders or our pole (feeder tree) for woodpeckers and songbirds. Comes with hooks attached to the tops of the squirrel guards for bird feeders and 2 eye bolts to screw into wooden poles for easy mounting.
How to install and mount our bird feeder baffle
Two hooks are pre-installed on the top of each baffle, and 2 threaded eye bolts are supplied for screwing into the wooden poles. Just screw the 2 supplied threaded eye bolts into the pole on opposite sides about 48 inches from the ground, then slide the baffle up the pole from the bottom and place the hooks on the top of the baffle into the eye bolts. The bird feeder baffle will now hang freely from the pole, with the bottom of the baffle about 24 inches off the ground (the top of the baffle is mounted 48 inches off the ground and the baffle is 24 inches long, so the bottom of the baffle = 48 – 24).
Warning – the bottoms of our squirrel baffles for bird feeders have sharp edges and could cause serious injury if mishandled. We recommend the use of gloves for installing the baffle to protect hands and wrists from coming in direct contact with the baffle.
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