The Top Seven Squirrel Feeders of 2022

Published on April 3, 2021

Have a hankering for nature? Entertaining some furry friends in your back lawn and want to leave them a nice snack? A squirrel feeder is a fun way to engage with the cute critters that live in your backyard or front while staying away at a safe distance. (After all, squirrels are still wild animals and should not be treated like domesticated pets.) Check out the following list for the best squirrel feeders of 2022, but before you click buy now, consider our carefully selected criteria. 


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Some Squirrel Feeder Criteria to Consider Before Purchasing 

  • Is the Squirrel Feeder for You or Are You Giving It As A Gift to a Loved One?

    Let’s face it, some of the squirrel feeders on this list are just downright funny and/or whimsical. There’s a squirrel picnic table complete with a tiny red umbrella, rotating corn on the cob feeder, and more. If you’re looking for a fun feeder for the nature lover in your life spring for one of the funnier Instagram-worthy picks. 
  • Ease of Assembly

    Nobody likes a gift or purchase that takes forever to set up. Make sure your squirrel feeder is as fun to set up as it is to observe for squirrel feedings. Some of these squirrel feeders have a setup that is as easy as mounting the feeder to a tree and leaving it at that. 
  • Is It…Squirrel Proof?

    Again, let’s face facts. Squirrels are smart little critters. Will your squirrel feeder withstand their weight and their wits? (These criteria were inspired by a reviewer that said one of their local squirrels stole the literal bolts from their squirrel feeder.) 

Now with that in mind, check out the following options for squirrel feeder fun. 


The Top Seven Squirrel Feeders of 2022

The Squirrel Shop Picnic Table Squirrel Feeder

Who can go wrong with a squirrel feeder from a company dedicated to making squirrel feeders? This little picnic feeder isn’t only adorably squirrel-sized, but it also comes with the most reviews out of all of the squirrel feeders on our list. This feeder is made in the USA at the Squirrel Shop’s home base in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This squirrel feeder is made from decay-resistant cedar materials. One reviewer even said purchasing this squirrel feeder saved their yard (because squirrels were destroying other parts of their yard until they bought this feeder.) 

PROS

  • Reviewers praised this squirrel feeder for being incredibly easy to assemble, with one reviewer saying it made for a great quarantine hobby last year 
  • A lot of reviewers said it made for a fun family project and their kids loved watching the squirrels eat away at the corn they put on the bench 
  • The price is reasonable and under thirty dollars 
  • The product makes a good companion piece to a squirrel proof bird feeder
  • The squirrel feeder has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating based off of 1,871 global reviews.

CONS

  • One reviewer said their wood was split when the product arrived for assembly 
  • Some reviewers said it was way too small for the squirrels in their area 
  • Another reviewer said that it wasn’t sturdy and it broke after one use

The Squifty Squirrel Feeder Picnic Table with a Red Umbrella

Who can go wrong with a squirrel feeder from a company dedicated to making squirrel feeders? This little picnic feeder isn’t only adorably squirrel-sized, but it also comes with the most reviews out of all of the squirrel feeders on our list. This feeder is made in the USA at the Squirrel Shop’s home base in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This squirrel feeder is made from decay-resistant cedar materials. One reviewer even said purchasing this squirrel feeder saved their yard (because squirrels were destroying other parts of their yard until they bought this feeder.) 

PROS

  • Reviewers praised this squirrel feeder for being incredibly easy to assemble, with one reviewer saying it made for a great quarantine hobby last year 
  • A lot of reviewers said it made for a fun family project and their kids loved watching the squirrels eat away at the corn they put on the bench 
  • The price is reasonable and under thirty dollars 
  • The product makes a good companion piece to a squirrel proof bird feeder
  • The squirrel feeder has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating based off of 1,871 global reviews.

CONS

  • One reviewer said their wood was split when the product arrived for assembly 
  • Some reviewers said it was way too small for the squirrels in their area 
  • Another reviewer said that it wasn’t sturdy and it broke after one use 

The Squifty Squirrel Feeder Picnic Table with a Red Umbrella

This cute little setup comes with a squirrel feeder picnic table plus a red umbrella that would make for a great Instagram-worthy pic. #livingthebestsquirrellife. This product is more expensive than the first feeder on the list but you pay for the design, the red or blue stainless steel umbrella, a feeding cup, and the fun. This bench/feeder can hold up to 27 pounds mounted and up to 76 pounds unmourned. You can even mount this squirrel feeder to a fence or a tree. The Squifty Squirrel Feeder comes in a gift-ready box, making it the perfect present for a friend or significant other that loves squirrels. 

PROS

  • The adorable novelty of this item is impressive. Just imagine snapping an adorable squirrel munching away on corn on the cob right next to a cute little umbrella. 
  • This product also comes with outdoor sticky tape 
  • One of the screws allows you to mount corn on the cob on the table to make it easier for the squirrel to access for easy snacking 
  • This product is made in the USA
  • Recent reviews said the squirrels loved it

CONS

  • This is a more expensive feeder than the first one on the list 
  • A lower rated review said that this feeder was cute but that they wished it came with more screws for sturdiness 
  • One reviewer said their umbrella piece arrived torn

Cobs-A-Twirl Squirrel Feeder

When you imagine a squirrel feeder did you anticipate the innovative Cobs-A-Twirl squirrel feeder? This cute and hilarious squirrel feeder would make an excellent gift for a nature lover or anyone with a genuine craving for whimsy. This product is made with heavy-duty steel, and also works to distract squirrels from bird feeders. Have a fun time watching squirrels snack away at the corn on a cob twirl feeder that one reviewer called “a squirrel carousel.” 

PROS

  • The design is fun and different and sure to provide some laughs
  • The price is reasonable, under twenty five dollars 
  • A reviewer said she was 72 years old and she had no trouble assembling this product and it was fun for her and her grandkids to watch the squirrels 
  • Has a 4.3 rating out of 213 reviews 

CONS

  • One reviewer said this product wasn’t sturdy enough and had to be fixed constantly after it was used by the squirrels 
  • This is the product that inspired the “Is It Squirrel Proof?” category. One reviewer said a squirrel stole one of the bolts from their Cobs-A-Twirl

The Accoutrements Horse Head Squirrel Feeder

You’re probably thinking that this addition on the list is simply a joke, but you’d only be half wrong. This hilarious horse head is built with the sole purpose to feed squirrels (safely, the head is big enough for the squirrels to eat and breathe) and providing you with well-earned hilarity after a long day at work. The setup is easy too. Simply thread a string from the hole in the horse’s head to a tree, fill the hollow hole with squirrel food and prepare yourself for a good bit of comedy only nature can provide. 

PROS

  • This product is cheap and less than twenty bucks (this would be the perfect gift for holiday office parties.) 
  • Reviewers said it was hilarious watching the squirrels eat. One five star reviewer wasn’t even upset that squirrels chewed through their horse head because they found the product so hilarious 
  • The reviews and pictures of the product in action are a great laugh in themselves
  • Has a 4.4 rating out of nearly one thousand reviews

CONS

  • Many reviewers noted that savvy squirrels were able to chew through the horse’s nose
  • If you want a more “professional,” and sturdy squirrel feeder this isn’t the one for you

The Archie McPhee Unicorn Head Squirrel Feeder

Make no mistake. This is another legit squirrel feeder available for purchase. One reviewer praised this product for being simultaneously ridiculous and spectacular and said it was their “best Amazon impulse buy ever.” This whimsical squirrel feeder is also so easy to assemble a squirrel could do it. Just tie a thread through the hole in the unicorn’s head and tie it to a tree or something stable, fill it with squirrel food and sit back and enjoy the squirrel snacking comedy. 

PROS

  • The cheap price makes this a good funny gift to give to someone else that they would actually enjoy 
  • It’s a unicorn head squirrel feeder. The product sells itself. 
  • Reviewers said the product was super funny to watch and capture on camera once the squirrels figured out how to use it 

CONS

  • Like the horse head, some reviewers said that some savvy squirrels chewed through their unicorn head 
  • Some reviewers said their squirrel feeder came without a unicorn horn 

The Merhoff & Larkin Outside Squirrel & Chipmunk Feeder

Let’s return to serious squirrel feeder business. The Merhoff and Larkin squirrel feeder also has a cute picnic bench setup that has a 4.4 rating out of 509 global reviews. You can attach three corn on the cons to the bench or add your own little bowl for easy and fun squirrel snacking. The feeder arrives fully assembled, so all you have to do is screw it into a tree or fence, making this product easy to assemble and fun to use to watch squirrels. 

PROS

  • The price is under twenty five dollars 
  • The bench is reinforced with multiple long wood screws from every angle to enhance overall squirrel feeding sturdiness 
  • The company says this squirrel feeder comes with a 100 percent money back guarantee 
  • Reviewers praised this feeder for being easy to assemble and said their local squirrels loved it
  • Has a 4.4 rating out of 509 global ratings

CONS

  • Some reviewers said their product wasn’t as sturdy as they anticipated 
  • Some reviewers said their feeder broke after only a few uses 
  • Some said the bench was too small for adult squirrels 

The Squirrel Shop Classic Squirrel Feeder with Peanuts

Rounding out our list is another squirrel feeder from the Squirrel Shop. This one actually comes with unsalted peanuts, making the squirrel feeder setup easier because you already have a snack to start with (for the squirrels of course.) This product has the most classic squirrel feeder design and can hold up to two cups of peanuts or seeds. The company says this also works for birds and chipmunks in addition to your local hungry squirrels.

PROS

  • If you’re looking for a classic and sturdy squirrel feeder this is the product for you 
  • The price is reasonable and under thirty dollars 
  • It comes with a squirrel snack which makes the price even more reasonable 
  • This feeder has a 4.7 out of 5 star rating based off of 353 reviews 
  • Reviewers said it was a great and safe feeder for their local squirrel neighbors

CONS

  • One reviewer said that based off of their experience this product made a better bird feeder than squirrel feeder (to be fair the product says it can be used as a squirrel or bird feeder but it is listed primarily as a squirrel feeder) 
  • Another reviewer said it was difficult to remove for cleaning 
  • If you’re looking for something different than a typical squirrel feeder this isn’t the right product because of its classic feeder design


In Conclusion 

Are squirrel feeders a dire household necessity? It depends on your situation. The list above included sensible feeders, hilarious horse heads and plenty of squirrel picnic benches. If you’re looking for a fun way to enjoy the outdoors a bit more with your family or you’re desperate to stop savvy squirrels from chewing away at other things in your yard then a squirrel feeder is definitely for you. 

Remember to check the sturdiness and ease of assembly for your squirrel feeder. Are you willing to fork up twenty dollars for a funny feeder that might get chewed up faster than vehicles in the left lane of a major highway? Or do you want something that’ll last at least a year? As always don’t forget to peruse the reviews and remember, your local squirrels will always appreciate free snacks. Who doesn’t? 


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Katherine Stinson is an award-winning journalist and Staff Reporter at Grit Daily News, where she covers Texas and Southern states' startup and entrepreneurship news. Based in San Antonio, Texas, she also contributes to ScreenRant, Outlander TV News, and San Antonio Magazine.

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