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Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet Feeder Review

Squirrel Stopper 4 cake suet feeder - review

Quick Summary

96% Overall

The Squirrel Stopper 4 cake suet feeder features an innovative design allowing you to fill it from the side without taking the feeder down or removing any parts.


 It accepts standard size suet cakes and small seed cakes, so you can offer multiple choices, and the open cage floor means crumbs and bird poop don't collect inside the cage.

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We Liked

  • Very easy to fill  
  • Large capacity
  • Steel construction
  • Choice of lid colors (red or green)
  • Open cage floor

We Didn't Like

  • PVC coated cage wire
  • Squirrels might be able to open the door
  • Not designed for pole mounting

Conclusion:

Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder brings high capacity and a user-friendly design twist to the ever-popular suet feeder. It's quite sturdy, but the PVC cage coating will probably be chewed up if you have squirrel problems.

 Squirrel Stopper 4 cake Suet Feeder Review

Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder with door open - review

In addition to holding 4 standard size suet or seed cakes, the Squirrel Stopper 4 cake suet feeder features a solid lid to keep your suet and birds dry, and a very easy to use side-opening door.

The door on the actual suet holder also opens to the side, and the holder is fully enclosed (top too).

There is a gap between the top of the suet holder and the lid, so it's possible that a small bird could get trapped there, but I don't consider that very likely.

The extra high capacity means you won't have to add more suet as often, and side loading lets you refill as needed without taking the cage down or unscrewing the lid.

The outer cage mesh is 1.5" square, big enough for smaller birds like chickadees, wrens and nuthatches to get right inside, and the suet is close enough to the cage for woodpeckers to reach it, but squirrels can't get at the food at all!

One great feature of this feeder is that the floor of the cage is open, which means crumbs and bird droppings don't build up in the bottom.

If 4 cakes at a time doesn't work for you, this feeder also comes in a 2-cake version.

You can also get this feeder with either a red cover or a green cover, depending on your preference, and the steel loop on top makes it very easy to install.

Who is this product for?

If your suet-loving birds are losing out to squirrels, this feeder will solve the problem. It's sturdy enough to stand up to raccoons too.

On the other hand, it's probably not deep enough to discourage grackles, and young starlings might be able to squeeze inside.

What's included

The Squirrel Stopper 4 (and 2) Cake Suet feeders come fully assembled and include a sturdy steel hanging loop, hammered metal roof and side-opening outer cage and suet holders that are PVC coated to discourage rust.

How to use the Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet Feeder 

As you can see in the above video, filling this feeder is a breeze.

Placement

The Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder is not designed for pole mounting, so you'll need a shepherd's hook, pole or handy tree branch to hang it from.

Capacity

The Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder is designed to hold up to four standard size suet or seed cakes, although one owner says he's been able to cram in 6 cakes! The 2-cake version of course, holds 2 cakes.

Size and Weight

The Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder is 18 inches tall including the loop, and has a diameter of 9.75 inches. It weighs 4lbs when empty. 

Filling

There's no need to remove the lid or take the Squirrel Stopper 4 cake suet feeder down to fill it. Just open the outer and inner side doors, pop the cakes in, close the doors and you're done!

Cleaning

To clean the Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder, dunk it in a 5 gallon bucket of very hot soapy water. Let it sit for a few minutes to soften any leftovers, then give it a good scrub with a bristle brush. Use antibacterial soap, bleach or Grapefruit Seed Extract get rid of disease-causing germs.

Alternatives to the Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder 

There are other products similar to the Squirrel Stopper suet feeder, but they don't feature the side-opening fill feature.

Squirrel Buster Squirrel Proof Suet feeder - holds 2 cakes, not simple to fill

MEKKAPRO Squirrel Proof Suet feeder - holds 2 cakes, unscrew lid to fill, no gap above cake holder

People who own the Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder say


Positives

  • "Love this suet feeder. Squirrels don't even try anymore. Fits 6 cakes, will be great for the winter"  
  • "This feeder is very solid and sturdy. I LOVE being able to fill it from the side vs. having to take it off the pole and open up the top... that's a game-changer!"
  • "Extremely well made and sturdy. Doesn’t appear that raccoons can destroy as they have with my others. Easy to fill and clean. "

Negatives

  • "Had to wire the door shut to assure no-squirrel, but other than that all is well."  

Conclusion

The Squirrel Stopper 4 Cake Suet feeder is reasonably priced and very good value for the money. Solid construction and innovative design just might make this your new favorite suet feeder! 

About the author

Joy Thurlow

Joy Thurlow lives in the Pacific Northwest and enjoys watching birds in her back yard. She strives to find accurate, science-based information to share with other bird lovers.

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