Squirrel Buster feeders are designed to be dismantled by hand into individual components without the use of tools. This allows for easy cleaning and filling.
A clean bird feeder is as important to birds as clean dishes are to humans. Grimy bird feeders can be a source of food contamination. Wild birds will naturally avoid spoiled food. A clean bird feeder will attract more wild birds.
Openings in the shroud align with the ports, providing birds access to the food. When a squirrel climbs onto the feeder, its weight automatically forces the shroud down, closing access to the ports. Squirrels and some large birds are foiled but not harmed in any way.