Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder (JG)

$141.99

Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder (JG)

Rated 3.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)

$141.99

SKU: JG

Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder. This model (JG) sold without the auger.

The Droll Yankees Jagunda Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder offers a level of quality, design, versatility and ease of use unlike any other feeder. This signature feeder features a unique squirrel-proof design that will keep squirrels frustrated.

  • 15 in. cover shelters birds while protecting seed from the weather
  • 18.5 in. feeder tray doubles as a squirrel baffle to prevent squirrels from reaching the seed
  • 6 lb. capacity
  • Mounts easily on the included 5.5 ft. black steel pole
  • Innovative internal baffle design ensures that the feeder empties completely from the eight feeder ports to prevent seed from collecting and spoiling
  • Built-in seed valve allows you to regulate the flow of seed from the feeder to reduce waste
  • Drainage holes in the tray prevent water from collecting
  • Install a tube feeder above your Jagunda to attract a wider variety of birds or create different feeding zones – threaded feeder mount included
  • Droll Yankees Collet Technology makes cleaning and filling the Jagunda a breeze – simply loosen the Collet fastener and lift the feeder cover for quick and easy access
  • UV-stabilized polycarbonate won’t yellow with age
  • Lifetime Warranty against squirrel damage
  • Made in the U.S.A.

The Jagunda also comes in model (JG-A), equipped with an easy to use no-tilt ground auger for simple installation.

Click here for the Jagunda instruction manual.

Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder. This model (JG) sold without the auger.

Placement to deter squirrels: The key to keeping a feeder squirrel-proof successful is the placement. Place a bird feeder 4 feet from the ground and 8 feet from anything a squirrel can jump from. For hanging from a pole by a hook it is recommended that the hook have at least a 16” distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole or having a caged feeder will also help to ensure squirrel-proof success.

Feeding wild birds is one of the best ways to impact the world around you. The simple act of putting out a bird feeder and keeping it clean and full can greatly improve the chances that birds and their offspring will survive. Many backyard bird watchers believe that birds only benefit from feeders during certain times of the year. However, birds actually have a year-round need for reliable, steady food sources.

Cleaning: Please! For the sake of the birds, keep your feeder clean! Dirty feeders spread disease. Soak all parts in a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Use a Droll Yankees Bird Feeder Brush to brush away grime inside the tube.

Birds that use this feeder: Cardinals, Chickadees, Finches, Flickers, Goldfinches, Grackles, Grosbeaks, Jays, Juncos, Kinglets, Nuthatches, Redpolls, Siskins, Sparrows, Starlings, Titmice, Towhees, Woodpeckers and Wrens

Dimensions 18.5 x 18.5 x 90 in
Manufacturer Warranty

Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage

Seed or feed options

Sunflower seed, mixed seed, peanut chunks, safflower seed, and sunflower kernels

Construction

UV-stabilized polycarbonate and powder-coated steel pole

Capacity

6 lbs. of seed, 8 adjustable seed valve ports

Mounting

Pole-mounted

Prop 65 Warning

WARNING This product can expose you to chemicals including Bisphenol A (BPA), which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to http://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

11 reviews for Jagunda® Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder (JG)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kay Hudson

    My yard is full of birds (and squirrels) and this has been my only feeder for at least 10 years. I totally love it. The birds love it, too. I usually just sprinkle seed around the outside lip. I’ve never seen a squirrel succeed at getting to the seed. Yes, birds do knock seed to the ground. They’ll do that. I have had scores of feeders in the past. This is the best bird feeder ever designed!

  2. Rated 3 out of 5

    Jim

    My feeder is about 2-3 years old. Never had a squirrel problem with it. However, the plastic gets cloudy with time and from what I can see, there are no replacement parts for this feeder. It’s a great feeder, but I doubt I will buy another just for clearer plastic.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Jim,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. Replacement parts are available directly through us. To place your order, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 or email drollbird@drollyankees.com and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    douglas phipps

    I’ve had this feeder for three years and so far it’s undefeated against squirrels – I’ve seen them run up and down the pole but they always come away empty. It comes with a cap at the top of the pole that allows you to screw in another feeder at the top. Some people I see are complaining that the lower pan gets wet or doesn’t drain well, i suspect they may not be regulating the amount of feed that gets into the pan, the birds should only take what they need, so there shouldn’t be much to get let. I find even if gets wet it tries well in the sun since it’s all clear plastic. I’ve only had two problems I can live with 1) adjusting the flow of feed is a little tricky. It’s usually to little or too much. and 2) somehow a lot of seed ends up on the ground. Somehow the birds either intentionally or accidently kick it down, so there are a lot of squirrels milling around at the base. I see some people claim squirrels have managed to climb this feeder – not at my place in Connecticut and I have lots of woodlands around me and a large population.

  4. Rated 1 out of 5

    Stacie Hicks

    Have had mine up for 3 days, and have yet to see a bird eating at it. Are you sure the birds like this feeder?

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Stacie,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are very sorry that you are not seeing birds on your new feeder. Birds are creatures of habit, and it can take them days or even weeks to use a new feeder. There is something new in the yard that they are not used to, and they need to warm up to it first.

      We would suggest temporarily removing other feeders in the area so that the birds must use the new one. Temporarily placing the feeder near a shrub or tree where birds will feel safe can also encourage them to explore the new feeder. Adding something like a colorful ribbon can also help, as the movement in the wind can make the birds feel like another bird has found the feeder to be safe. Oddly enough, filling the feeder half-full seems to help attract the birds to the new feeder.

      We hope that the birds begin to use the feeder soon, and please keep us updated! If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST).

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Sherrie Hill

    Just put it together and waiting to see if our squirrels can get to it. BUT, we take our bird feeders in at night due to the raccoons. This feeder is too difficult to do that every night (wasn’t thinking about them when i ordered it for Father’s Day) so we put a trash bag over it and wired it closed. One night was successful. 😉

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Sherrie,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We’re so sorry to hear you are experiencing issues with raccoons! We recommend reading this article to see if some of the tips may help in your situation.
      Thank you for flying with our flock!

  6. Rated 3 out of 5

    Matthew Ayer

    The feeder delivers as promised. I enjoy watching squirrels try and try again… with no chance to get from that pole around the tray. Excellent design.
    I’m not rating it higher at the moment because it’s become the neighborhood mourning dove fueling station. They can empty that ginormous feeder in a day, plus throw enough on the ground for various rodents.
    Next I’m going to go with just raw, broken peanuts… as I understand it, the mourning doves are not fans of that food… but… we shall see.

  7. Rated 2 out of 5

    RickH

    Excellent feeder, EXCEPT package arrived missing collet-inert. This means the cover cannot be secured with the collet-knob and blows off on windy days. Have sent several requests to drollyankees to get a collet-insert but thus far they have not responded.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hi Rick,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. We are sorry to hear your order was missing a part and you are unable to get a hold of our Customer Service Department. I have contacted them to have them reach out to you via email. If you have still not received a reply within 24 hours, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We look forward to helping you get back to feeding the birds!

  8. Rated 1 out of 5

    Ace is the place

    You need to add 6″ in diameter to the lower cylinder for this to work.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. I am sorry that you’re having no success at all deterring squirrels from your feeders. Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals. One of the biggest challenges to feeding wild birds—our own challenge too—is deterring squirrels. We work on a daily basis to create quality products and cultivate good advice that will help us all win this fight.

      I can completely sympathize with your squirrel frustration. My goal is to help restore your faith in our products by offering you some squirrel-proof advice. The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on, so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success.

      If you make sure to properly place any of our squirrel-proof feeders, I am confident that you will start having success in deterring the squirrels. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    I love this feeder and keep it separate from my other feeders. The smaller birds get fed in the backyard with several yankee flippers and the larger birds get fed in the front with this one. It keeps the larger birds away from the small bird feeding areas. Works great.

  10. Rated 2 out of 5

    Edward Walsh

    Unfortunately, promises a lot more than it delivers. Within a matter of a week or so my neighborhood squirrels were munching on the birdseed in my newly acquired JG. The dome’s diameter simply isn’t lengthy enough to discourage a determined squirrel. (And aren’t they all determined?) I watched one climb the pole, somehow clutch that same pole with what looked like one foot, and reach out to the edge of the tray, grab and hoist him (or her) self up for a tasty breakfast. An additional problem is a failure of the dish to drain significantly after a good rain, leaving slush within the interior of the feeder. Quite disappointed. My advice? Save yourself quite a bit of money and lost of disappointment.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Edward,
      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees. I am sorry that you’re having no success at all deterring squirrels from your feeders. Squirrels are so clever and relentless and it seems sometimes that they’re smarter than most other animals. One of the biggest challenges to feeding wild birds—our own challenge too—is deterring squirrels. We work on a daily basis to create quality products and cultivate good advice that will help us all win this fight.

      I can completely sympathize with your squirrel frustration. My goal is to help restore your faith in our products by offering you some squirrel-proof advice. The key to successfully keeping a feeder squirrel-proof is its placement. Squirrels are agile and are able to jump up to 8ft horizontally and 4ft vertically. For this reason, we recommend that feeders be placed 8ft away from any structures that they can climb on, so that they do not reach across to access the feeding holes. It can be helpful to trim back and prune any nearby bushes or branches within 12ft of a feeder. We also recommend that feeders be placed higher than 4ft off the ground, preventing the squirrels from jumping and grabbing onto the bottom. If you are using a hook or pole, we recommend that the hook have at least a 16in distance from the pole. Placing a baffle on the pole will also help to ensure squirrel-proofing success.

      If you make sure to properly place any of our squirrel-proof feeders, I am confident that you will start having success in deterring the squirrels. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7 am – 4:30 pm Mon-Fri (EST). We hope this helps you get back to feeding birds and thwarting squirrels!

  11. Rated 2 out of 5

    Wilson

    Badly needs a much wider dome (which I suggested to Droll Yankee two years ago) to keep the rain off the seeds in the tray.

    • Droll Yankees

      Hello Wilson,

      Thank you for contacting Droll Yankees and taking the time to offer your suggestions. We are always looking for ways to improve the birding experience for backyard birds and backyard birders, and the ideas and suggestions of innovative, thinking people are always welcome.

      If you have any additional suggestions or questions, please call our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164 and any one of our Customer Service Reps will be happy to assist you. Our hours are 7:30am – 4:30pm Mon-Thurs & 7:30am – 2pm Fri (EST).

      Thanks again for your review, and happy birding!

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