one of those spinning bird feeders where the squirrel jumps onto it and, in the ad pictures, it twirls and twirls flying around til it lets go. I would like to try that.
I wouldn't. It twirls pretty fast and the squirrel goes flying off at high speed. I would worry about a cruel injury. I can't believe they showed a squirrel on the ground after flying off and he was still twirling in circles like he had a brain injury. They probably thought he was just dizzy and that the image was cute, but I would think a dizzy squirrel would be staggering around. There are more humane ways to kill squirrels, if that is the end result wanted.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 23 little gardeners.
Post by gardendmpls on Mar 25, 2021 0:49:58 GMT -5
I have, but I didn't go as fast as that spinner did, did not go flying off through the air into a wall, and when I sat down I just sat and watched the room go around. The squirrel in the ad, on the other hand, spun at a fast speed on the motorized feeder, went flying in the direction of a wall and when he landed he kept running around in a tight circle. I have seen head injured animals do just that. In another video, the squirrel appeared to have his head smacked on a tree as he spun around, which knocked him off the feeder. Next time you see the ad, watch more closely. I found a similar video here:
The following article describes the pros and cons of these feeders.: Pro: squirrels learn quickly to avoid the feeder. Cons: very expensive. uses NiCad batteries which must be fully discharged before recharging. If not, they won't hold as much of a charge (the article gives a remedy for when this happens).