Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler

Model #: 397

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  • Metal dome tilts and wobbles throwing squirrels off balance
  • Weight-activated metal base tilts to cover ports under a squirrel’s weight
  • 4 feeding ports
  • Holds up to 3 lb of seed

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Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler

The Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler features an all metal dome and base, perfect for those with heavy squirrel traffic. The feeder protects against squirrels with its patented weight-activated base which tilts to instantly close off feeding ports. The dome tilts and wobbles as well to throw squirrels off balance who try and land on the feeder. Your feathered friends will love all the protection The Baffler has to offer and enjoy feeding in peace with other birds, not squirrels!

Feeder Specifications:

  • Dimensions 25" x 11.7" x 11.7"
  • Metal dome and patented metal base
  • Powder-coated to protect feeder surface
  • 3 lb seed capacity

Wild Birds love:

  • 4 feeding ports
  • Ultimate squirrel protection
  • Durable metal dome and patented weight-activated base
  • Convenient metal perches while feeding

You'll love:

  • Metal dome and patented base provide maximum durability against squirrels
  • Dome tilts and wobbles to throw squirrels off balance
  • Base tilts under a squirrel's weight to close off ports
  • Special powder-coating to protect feeder surface
  • Relaxation while watching wild birds feeding is the top destination to find quality Wild Bird Feeders and Accessories. Perky-Pet®, K-Feeders and NO/NO® wild bird products are trusted brands to bird lovers everywhere. Interact with nature, relax and build memories that last a lifetime by conveniently ordering from Happy Bird Feeding!


Perky-Pet® Squirrel-Be-Gone® The Baffler - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Feeder is heavy-duty, holds 3 lb of seed and is powder-coated in glossy black. The metal dome tilts and wobbles to throw squirrels off balance while the metal base tilts under a squirrel's weight to close off 4 feeding ports

What's in the Box:

  • 1 wild bird feeder


  • 3 lb seed capacity with 4 feeding ports

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Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
April 17, 2018
Squirrels are smart ! By ozone

The squirrels are too smart. I have the feeder hanging off a 84 inch shepherds hook attached to my railing on the deck. The bottom of the feeder is 56 “ from the railing.They jump up grab the perch turn themselves upside down so they don’t close the openings to the seed. I’ll “ TRY “ and outsmart them by putting a plastic shield under the feeder so they can’t jump up, a large round empty salad container might do.

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Review posted on
March 21, 2018
Not the perfect feeder I expected By Lang

I thought this was the perfect answer to (1) lots of feed so not having to refill all the time, and (2) pesky squirrels. Turns out, this was far from perfect. Rain entered the feeding area, turning all the feed into a concrete-like mess that can't be cleaned out. Additionally, the connections for the tube, both top and bottom, were simple holes in the tube fitting into notches. This is very flimsy and hard to connect. I now have to search for another model.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for the time taken to provide this feedback. We apologize for the experience.

Both the dome and the base tilt to throw squirrels off, but if the weather will cause the seed to become saturated, we recommend bringing a feeder inside temporarily or moving it to a more sheltered location. Our feeders are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one-year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
March 3, 2018
No squirrels but no birds either By Shel

Well not dure about this. It keepa squirrels away but i have not seen many birds. I have 2 different types of seeds, one in each feeder. Any thoughrs??

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

Hello Shel,

Thank you for the feedback. Birds are creatures of habit and can take some time to adjust to a new feeder. To aid in this transition, we recommend temporarily taking down any other established feeders. Placing a shiny pie pan with a handful of seed on the ground under the feeder may also help attract them to the feeder.

We hope that this tips help bring the birds to enjoy the feeder. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) with any additional questions.

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Review posted on
January 6, 2018
A compromise By Sly

Sturdier than any other feeder. The anti-fur systems are sound but the trade off it that fewer feather friends are attracted to this feeder. No med size size one yet, just the smaller ones... maybe the perch, maybe the location, maybe the need to stretch into the small and deeper feeding holes...

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Review posted on
December 26, 2017
Problem solved By Dingacat

Very well made. Does the job. Wish it had more perches

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Review posted on
October 14, 2017
Time will tell By Birdwatcher

Birds seem to be slow to feed on this feeder. However, no squirrels on it.

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Review posted on
August 24, 2017
Loser, squirrels loved it By jkalnits

The squirrels continued to knock the tube off of the top so it landed on the ground. Then off course they had a feast. I tried to figure a way to prevent them from doing this and never found it. This is a loser product.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We regret to hear about this unusual experience and are happy to help.

When persistent squirrels find a way to get around both deterrent features of this feeder, additional measures can be taken. We recommend adding cayenne pepper to the seed.  This does not affect the birds, as they have no sense of smell or taste, but t will deter squirrels.  They also are not fond of safflower seed, a nutritious meal that attracts a wide variety of birds.

Our feeders are covered by a 30-day satisfaction guarantee and a one year replacement warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
July 28, 2017
Not Squirrel Proof By Birdiegirl

Definitely does not keep squirrels off. Also the jays don't seem to use it much (length of perches as noted in an earlier review?) but smaller birds do.

Response From Havahart®
Patty : Consumer Relations Representative

We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience.  

The baffle should deter squirrels jumping from above. We recommend placing feeders at least 5 feet above the ground and 10 feet away from the nearest launching point from the side, such as decks.

Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
December 23, 2016
Squirrels think this feeder is for the birds :-) By nature lover
This feeder was a bit tricky to assemble but seems very durable, well designed, and constructed. Have just started using it but so far squirrels have been no problem!
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Review posted on
December 22, 2016
Perky-Pet™ - Squirrel –Be-Gone® The Baffler By Mari
Bought one for each of my sisters and one for myself! Great price and size. Well made and easy to use.
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All About Wild Birds

Wild birds are so common to us that we often glance at them without a second thought. When we really look at them, observe them and enjoy their special qualities, we can truly appreciate some of nature's amazing creatures.


Wild Bird Feeders - Expert Tips

Hanging Your Feeder

  • Ideally a sheltered southeastern exposure location is best for hanging bird feeders since birds like to feed in the sun and out of the wind. Birds also prefer not to have any obstructions over their feeding area so they can see any predators.


  • Bird Baths - A clean and reliable water source is an excellent way to attract birds to your yard, especially those birds that do not necessarily eat seed or nectar. All birds will seek out a water supply, not only for drinking but also for keep themselves clean and healthy.
  • Bird Houses - These are a good way to attract those species of birds that nest in holes. These structures should be made of an untreated wood (pine, cedar, etc.) and should have ventilation and drainage holes. It should be durable, and easy to check and clean.

Feeder Care

  • Keeping your feeder clean and full of fresh bird seed is very important to the health of visiting birds. It is recommended that you clean your wild bird feeder every two weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the most popular bird seeds to use?

A: Black Oil Sunflower Seed is the most popular bird seed. It is much smaller than the traditional sunflower seed and best for those birds with smaller bills, such as the sparrow, junco, and goldfinch. This seed is accepted by the greatest variety of birds.

Mixed Seed is also popular. It is best to buy the mixes that contain white proso millet, a tiny cream colored seed with a shiny shell. Mixes containing finely cracked corn and black oil sunflower are also preferred by a large number of birds.

Niger (Thistle Seed) is imported from Africa and Asia. Niger won't germinate, but it does have a tendency to become moldy due to lack of air circulation. If you notice mold on the seed, it must be removed from the feeder and the feeder must be cleaned thoroughly.

Q: How do I clean my bird feeders?

A: Before filling your feeder with fresh seed, it is recommended that the following precautions are taken:

  1. Remove all old seed.
  2. Soak feeder in a light water/bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part bleach).
  3. Scrub feeder and allow to air dry.
  4. Rake and remove accumulated hulls and droppings from underneath the feeders.
  5. Spread mulch (bark or wood) under the feeder, replace mulch when soiled.
  6. Thoroughly wash hands after handling and cleaning feeders.

Q: What is the importance of providing water for wild birds?

A: Wild birds need fresh, clean water just as much as they need seed. Birds stay healthy by using water not just for drinking, but also for bathing, cleaning their feathers and to remove parasites. Waterers are better options than bird baths because they provide birds with fresh, clean water that prevents dirt and debris from contaminating it. In hotter climates or seasons, providing water for birds makes it easy for them to have access to a water source and retain their energy. By adding a water source, you also can attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. You may even attract more colorful birds that don't eat seed, but are in need of water!


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