Winter Feeding: Squirrel Feeder: How To Set Up A Proper Feeder

Due to the cold temperatures, squirrels have an increased energy requirement in winter.

Winter Feeding: Squirrel Feeder: How To Set Up A Proper Feeder

Due to the cold temperatures, squirrels have an increased energy requirement in winter. Caring for wild animals is usually not necessary, but can be advisable in the city and when the winter is very harsh and the ground freezes, so that the squirrels can no longer reach their hidden food. However, you should not feed according to personal gut feeling, but pay attention to species-appropriate feeding. This means you have to use unprocessed food that the animals would otherwise eat and choose the right feeding place. Here you can find out what needs to be considered and how to choose a suitable feeder for squirrels.

Always place the squirrel feeder high up. The small rodents have an innate escape behavior and in this way protect themselves from their natural enemies. If you set up the feeding station close to the ground, you could put the squirrels at increased risk. The higher the feeding house is placed, the faster the animals can save themselves in case of danger.

You can choose between different bird feeders. Whether classic made of wood or robust made of metal, you will find a selection of different feeding stations here.

Feed box made of wood

Wooden bird feeders are classic. This bird feeder is made of weatherproof pine wood and comes from a German production in the Black Forest. The granulated film on the roof is said to be an effective moisture barrier and protect the rodents' food from moisture and mould.

Metal feeder

This metal feeding station is easy to maintain. The squirrels can lift the light lid on their own and the food is well protected from moisture and other animals.

Bird house as a feed dispenser

Large birdhouses that squirrels and birds can share are also a good option. This bird house is made of easy-care plastic, has a transparent silo for checking the feeding level and filling is easy through the roof opening. A suitable hanging cord is included.

What: WWF

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