I havent used this one but did order it in for Ted. He has one for 15 years hanging in his white birches and never had squirrel problems. The uv rays finally did his old one in.And yes he lived in a squirrel rich neighborhood.
This one I have had hanging on my pine tree
, about 10 inches off the trunk. The perches collapse and the tube is too long for Mr.S to hang by his feet and reach the seed
.He tried a couple of times but couldnt hold on. The seed
ports are too smooth for him to get a grip on. I never saw the red squirrels chipmunks or flying squirrels on it either. The perches lid and base are all metal.
And this one the gray squirrels cant get into. Reds, flying & chippys can though. The bottom is also grates so the seed
the birds knock out fall to the ground. I've had downys get right in there to feed. The hairys sit on the outside and reach their heads in. Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, finch & sparrows all hop right in there.
They're not cheap, but like mom always said 'you get what you pay for'.