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Squirrel Nut House

A fun quick build from scrap cedar, 8" x 8" x 12", no finish. Nothing special, but a feeder for the squirrels, roof is hinged to allow them to reach in a grab a nut. Now just wait for them to find it and figure out how to get the nuts.
 We enjoy watching them and the funny aerobatics they perform. Better half says I am antagonizing the poor things. Just feeding them is my response.
 It only took them about a week to realize that this was hanging on the tree. I propped the lid yesterday, today they were reaching inside. Now the lid is closed, it took a few days for them to get inside.

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome and appreciated.

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im thinking of making a squirrel feeder,by the last time my wife gave em peanuts i was digging em up for years after because they would go and bury most of em in my flower beds and even in the potted plants !!!!

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

The ones around here don't bury them, they gorge. 

I still need to make one that hold a corn cob and spins.

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We stopped with our bird feeders as the squirrels would empty them so fast.  Tried various options but couldn't keep them off.  Hoping they focus on the acorns instead.  Nice of you to feed them!
Thanks Barb. Kel, posted a couple so I figured I would join in on the Fun!! I put a bird feeder up this year, and the birds are not touching it. They would rather eat the pieces of bread we throw out in the yard.

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Lucky squirrels! good job. Here, birdy and squirrels eat my loquat and opossum often visits us at the night time but I'm not sure what he eats. 

No name noobie here

Nice job, but that would make my Terrier lose her mind. She watches squirrels through the window when she is inside and hunts them when she is outside.

"The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D

Nice design Eric 👍 You might include a small mallet on that squirrel work bench so they can crack open some pecans or walnuts. Better yet, fill with those Brazilian nuts, that no one seems to like!

Feeding the local wildlife is considered an obligation IMO, but teaching the spawn to open doors is pushing things 😀

I like the feeders that have the acrobatic apparatus that must be navigated to get to the "prize". More entertainment!
Thanks Splinter. They seem to manage well with other nuts. The Brazil Nuts, might be another story, I like them. I have seen ones where a corn cob is hung off a bungee cord, leaving it hang a few feet off the ground. That would be funny to watch.

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Nice job, but that would make my Terrier lose her mind.

Isn’t that exactly what they’re supposed to do? Sounds like a solid pup right there!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Antagonizing, nah - the entertainment is payback for the build, which is pretty good.
Thanks Ryan. Yep, the dogs add to the entertainment also.

Thanks OldTool. They are fun to watch.

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Very cool. Those bushy tailed critter will love that!


Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Thanks Jim. yes, they do, and it keeps them away from the house.

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Great you can enjoy seeing little animals feed themselves


Thanks Ivan. Yep every morning sitting out on the porch drinking my coffee.

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Awesome feeder Eric!

~ Mystery by Design ~

Thanks Kel, I like the puzzle feeder that you posted, may tackle one like that down the road.

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Good job. Around here we fill them with whole kernel corn. Then again, a lot of the farmers around here grow corn and are friends of mine. 
A good, easy and cheap ( free ), supply.  Mike
Thanks Mike. They have stuff to eat around here, to include the pinecones.

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To me from Australia,  I have never seen anything like that.    FASCINATING....
I like hearing things about animals and birds.
You did a good job on the build.