NEW! The first truly Squirrel Proof Suet Feeder! Just arrived at The Backyard Naturalist Store, Olney, MD

Squirrel-Buster Suet Feeder

Squirrel Proof Suet Feeder with weight-sensitive spring mechanism allows birds to eat, denies squirrels and larger birds access.

The first truly Squirrel Proof Suet Feeder is now in stock at The Backyard Naturalist Store, Olney, Maryland.

The new FIRST EVER truly Squirrel-Proof Suet Feeder has arrived at The Backyard Naturalist!

If you’ve ever watched a hungry squirrel scarf down a whole suet cake, despite anything and everything you’ve tried to stop it, you’ll understand why we’re all so excited about this new feeder.
There are good reasons for all the excitement. Let’s start with the highlights:

  • Squirrels can’t beat it.
  • Weather won’t damage it.
  • Quality and durability means it will last for years.
  • Easy to refill and maintain.
If you’re not convinced yet — or if you’re not already in your car heading to our store — you will be. Just keep reading!

Benefits of a squirrel busting suet feeder

Quality Nutrition for your Backyard Birds

Offering best quality suet year round provides an accessible, high energy food source for wild birds. Especially at times when they need it most: nesting season and during winter or inclement weather. Plus, you’ll get the added bonus of seeing new parents introducing their offspring to the joy of this tasty, nutritious treat. All suet is not created equal!!! Find out why you need to offer only fresh, quality suet. See our Seeds and Suets page for more info.

Convenience for You

To begin with, suet itself is pretty convenient. If you want to add a suet feeder to your backyard, it’s a great choice for two very good reasons: Wild birds love suet and suet can be a very affordable and convenient option for you.
Here’s why choosing this particular suet feeder may be your BEST choice.

  • This feeder holds TWO 5 x 5 suet cakes, which means you can:
  • Offer TWO flavors of suet.
  • Feed TWICE as many birds!
  • Go longer between re-filling.

Simple Maintenance

Refilling is simple.

Secondly, this suet feeder is even easier to refill & maintain. You may find any suet feeder simple to keep filled, but the Squirrel Busting Suet Feeder is amazingly easy to refill. Not just because you’ll need to refill it less often, but because it is infinitely less messy to do. Bonus: You never have to touch the suet at all. (However, the birds wouldn’t mind even if you did!)

Less effort for you – by design.

The squirrel proof suet feeder also has another feature that means less maintenance and cleaning for you: The lower tier serves as a Crumb Port. The tray will catch any loose bits from your more enthusiastic diners and offer a second chance for feeding. As a result, there’s more nutrition for your backyard birds and less food on the ground to attract unwanted guests. This is efficiency by design!

Easy to monitor for refills.

And it’s easy to tell at a glance when you need to refill the suet. As birds feed, the bright yellow suet holders slowly drop. When they reach the bottom, it’s time to refill! It’s that simple! All by design.


Third and best reason of all, protection! The unique design and construction provides protection from:

  • Squirrels
  • Weather erosion
  • Larger birds. An excellent design feature! You can adjust the weight-sensitive spring (EASY!) to protect your suet from the ‘heavier with heartier appetites’ birds, should you choose to do so.
  • LOTS OF SQUIRRELS! Namely, Red Squirrels, Gray Squirrels, Fox Squirrels and Douglas Squirrels. If you live in Brevard, NC, this list should also include White Squirrels.

Want to find out more?

Do you have more questions about the Squirrel Buster Suet Feeder? If you want to stop by and check out this newest arrival, we’re here to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, we hope some of the following information is helpful.

Watch the Brome Squirrel-proof Suet Feeder Video

Here’s an entertaining overview of this new feeder made by Brome. See how it foils the best efforts of one determined backyard squirrel.

FAQs about Squirrel Busters

The Brome Squirrel Buster Suet Feeder is now in stock at The Backyard Naturalist Store, Olney, Maryland.

Male Downy Woodpecker enjoying fresh suet. Weight-sensitive spring mechanism insures the feeder is open for your backyard birds, but instantly closes when a squirrel jumps on.

How does this feeder keep squirrels out?

The instant a squirrel climbs on, the weight-sensitive spring mechanism automatically closes the shroud. Result: Access DENIED! When the squirrel gives up and jumps off, the spring opens the shroud again. Your suet feeder is open for your backyard songbirds.
This protective mechanism really works, and of course, it is patented! That’s why Squirrel Buster feeders are unique in the industry.

Is it easy to maintain?

There are no tools required to dismantle this feeder for cleaning. You can easily remove individual components by hand.
And, as we mentioned earlier, re-filling is super-easy without ever touching the suet with your hands.

Where and how do you place it?

You’ll want to hang this suet feeder on a sturdy branch, pole or appropriately-sized deck arm, leaving about 18 inches of clearance on all sides. Tell us about your backyard and we can help advise you on the best location and method for placing your squirrel proof feeder.

Is a squirrel proof feeder worth the investment?

In addition to the unique patented design, Squirrel Busters are well-built from quality materials and made to last. This feeder won’t be easily damaged or worn out after a couple of seasons. Big bonus is that money you save on refilling suet will add up in a hurry.

The Backyard Naturalists’ Bottom Line: Good investment

Yes, it is definitely worth the investment. Mainly, because your suet isn’t being hoovered up daily by unintended visitors, this feeder will save you plenty of food money in the long run. Also, because it will be a long run. Brome Bird Care, an award-winning and reputable manufacturer, has even committed to Lifetime Care for this product, meaning they will replace parts under warranty as long as you own it. This is a rare promise!

And finally, because it’s also worth easing the aggravation or concern you’re feeling about your increasingly plump squirrel neighbors. Even if you enjoy feeding the squirrels, the convenience and durability offered by this suet feeder is still a good investment for your backyard wild bird habitat.

Specific Product Information

Cleaning: Clean feeders matter! We recommended cleaning your feeder at least once a month. Wash by hand in warm soapy water and/or in 1/10 bleach solution.
Filling: Holds two 5 x 5 inch suet cakes

Size: 8.68 x 4.45 x 18.63 inches tall (Total height with hanger, approximately 26.5 inches tall)
Weight: 3.75 pounds, not including suet
Materials: Durable metal and plastic
Warranty: Manufacturer offers Lifetime Care, will replace parts under warranty