# trying to add a small shock to bird feeder, to stop the squirrels

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#### Vender

Jan 1, 1970
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Hello, I am trying to add a small shock to a bird feeder from a 9VOLT
battery. The squirrels are taking over and need a simple way to do
this. Thanks for the help. And for all the PETA people who are going
to complain, please dont. I am not trying to kill any squirrel.

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#### jeroen

Jan 1, 1970
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hi,
well, you can create a small shocker driven by a 555 timer supplying a small
300V condensator
however you should keep it to a small condensator, that is if you want the
squirrel to survive

jeroen

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#### Gary Lecomte

Jan 1, 1970
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Hello, I am trying to add a small shock to a bird feeder from a 9VOLT
battery. The squirrels are taking over and need a simple way to do
this. Thanks for the help. And for all the PETA people who are going
to complain, please dont. I am not trying to kill any squirrel.

Any shock that scares the squirrels, will also scare the birds.

Put the feeder on somthing the squirrels can't climb.

Gary

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Jan 1, 1970
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Ken

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#### Rich Webb

Jan 1, 1970
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Hello, I am trying to add a small shock to a bird feeder from a 9VOLT
battery. The squirrels are taking over and need a simple way to do
this. Thanks for the help. And for all the PETA people who are going
to complain, please dont. I am not trying to kill any squirrel.

The effectiveness depends somewhat on the layout of the feeder and
perches but you might try sprinkling some cheap ground cayenne pepper
either in with the seed or where the squirrels sit and reach for it.
Birds don't "taste" the capsaicin in the pepper but the squirrels sure
will. Might convince them to try another buffet...

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#### Jerry Greenberg

Jan 1, 1970
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It is going to take a lot more than a 9 Volt battery to do what you
want. Your problem would be to discrimate between what is a bird and a
squirrel, if you are not manning the switch manualy.

There will still be safety issues, and also the consern for animal
rights.

There are feeders that are squirrel proof, and also if you have a dog,
the squirrel will most likely not come over, but birds will.

Jerry G.
http://www.zoom-one.com

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Jan 1, 1970
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#### JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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try sprinkling some cheap ground cayenne pepper in with the seed
Birds don't "taste" the capsaicin in the pepper
but the squirrels sure will.
Rich Webb

As common as the problem is, http://www.wildbirds.com/images/squirrel.jpg
I'm amazed that everyone doesn't know the easy solution
and tries all this electrical / feeder-relocation / blocking-disk jazz.

The trick is to realize the differences
in Mammalian and Avian physiology (receptors).

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#### Garrett Mace

Jan 1, 1970
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JeffM said:
As common as the problem is, http://www.wildbirds.com/images/squirrel.jpg
I'm amazed that everyone doesn't know the easy solution
and tries all this electrical / feeder-relocation / blocking-disk jazz.

The trick is to realize the differences
in Mammalian and Avian physiology (receptors).

The easy solution? I think I saw that in a Circuit Cellar or some other
magazine ages ago...discussed a circuit to control an RC servo with a 555.
The author used this circuit in conjunction with the internals of a
battery-powered squirtgun, to remotely aim the nozzle at squirrels in the
bird feeder area.

Well...ok, so maybe that's not the easy solution, but it sure is the fun
one.

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#### Vender

Jan 1, 1970
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ok I think the question was how to make a shocking device for
squirrels. Not pepper, not squirt gun... And I think if a stun gun
can shock someone with a 9volt battery I would think it could shock a
squirrel. Ah f it I will hook up some 120 house current and fry the
squirrels, that should work. Great forum thanks for no help! Also
they sell these types of feeders, but I dont want to spend $150. R #### Rich Webb Jan 1, 1970 0 **plonk** K #### Ken Taylor Jan 1, 1970 0 Vender said: ok I think the question was how to make a shocking device for squirrels. Not pepper, not squirt gun... And I think if a stun gun can shock someone with a 9volt battery I would think it could shock a squirrel. Ah f it I will hook up some 120 house current and fry the squirrels, that should work. Great forum thanks for no help! Also they sell these types of feeders, but I dont want to spend$150.

You can't nail a bit of tin around a pole for less than \$150?? Electronics
is over-kill for this, so unless you want to do it for the fun of it, don't
bother. If you're insistent, go Google 'electric fence circuit' or similar.

Ken

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#### Vender

Jan 1, 1970
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Rich Webb said:
**plonk**

*plonk* back at ya. Are you kidding or are you ten years old? This is
so old, if you dont have an answer shut the **** up!!! People post to
get answers to questions, pretty simple. God this should be so easy,
HOW DO I SHOCK SQUIRRELS.
Thanks, enough bullshit.

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#### JeffM

Jan 1, 1970
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I think the question was how to make a shocking device for squirrels.
Not pepper, not squirt gun
Vender

You are not the first to seek a methodology
to achieve a poorly-thought-out concept. It happens all the time.

The pepper method has been the technique of choice for decades
because it discriminates between birds and squirrels (yours doesn't).
Being hard-headed and relying on an inferior concept,
http://216.239.57.104/search?q=cache:29SiSwbFzowJ:c2.com/cgi/wiki?NotInventedHere+NIH-syndrome
while demanding that others provide the particulars to the solution,
is simply childish.

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