Suet pellet & mealworm feeder with guardian
A very sturdy feeding dish for mealworms or suet pellets, with a surrounding cage to keep out larger birds and all but the smallest squirrels. Tough, green powder-coated steel construction.
Can be hung, pole mounted (pole not included) or used free standing.
Size: 28cm high, 31cm diameter
How to detach/re-assemble the feeder/base and cage for refilling / cleaning:
The instructions which come with the feeder can be a little confusing, but fear not - here's how we do it:
Set the whole cage/base on a table, or other raised surface, with the green holding clip facing you. Remove the clip by bending the flexible end down until you feel it release - then lift the clip off and place to one side. You'll see the only thing now holding the base/feeder in place is the two extended base 'loops' which stick through the wider gaps in the cage. Hold the carrying handle on the top of the cage in one hand and hold the base down in the other. Gently lift and jiggle the cage a bit and it will just lift away from the base. You now have access to the feeder for topping it up or cleaning (you can also remove the small solid base from the feeder, if you wanted to give it a clean - it's held on by a simple plastic screw plate).
To re-attach: set the base/dish part down in front of you, with the two 'loops' facing away from you at about the 10 and 2 o'clock positions (you are at 6 o'clock). Place the main cage over the base/dish, lining up two of the wide gaps in the cage, so you can poke the two loops on the base/feeder through. Now take the clip and locate the unused gap in the cage (it should be facing you). Place the double hooked-end of the clip over the horizontal bar of the cage (i.e. the one which is approx 2" above the gap). Then simply push the clip through the bottom gap, so it holds the base against the bar at the top of the gap and clicks into place (see photo below - shows the suet ball version of the feeder, but is exactly the same arrangement).