January 2009. Reviews say that the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus denies squirrels access to seed with a weight-sensitive perch. While the size is generous for a tube feeder -- it holds 3 quarts, is 22 inches high, and has 6 seed ports around the base -- it has a smaller capacity and less room for birds than the Arundale Sky Café (*est. $60), a squirrel-proof hopper feeder. But reviewers like the flexible features of the Squirrel Buster Plus: adjustable perch lengths, a special ring for cardinals, and the weight-sensitive spring mechanism that can be set to exclude red squirrels, chipmunks and large birds as well as gray squirrels. Reviewers also say this feeder is designed to keep seed dry.
We found the best information about the Squirrel Buster Plus at Bird Watcher's Digest, with a field test of 13 squirrel-proof feeders; and Bird-Feeder-And-Bird-House-Guide.com with a detailed analysis of 9 squirrel-proof feeders and their strengths and weaknesses. Also, an impressive number of owners post favorable comments at Amazon.com.
1. Bird Watchers Digest.com
This report summarizes the results of field tests conducted by five Bird Watcher's Digest readers of 13 different "squirrel-proof" feeders including The Squirrel Buster II, which was the previous version of the Squirrel Buster Plus. Tester "Nancy" says this feeder "lived up to its squirrel-proof billing."
Review: Squirrel Proof?, Mary Dykstra
This helpful guide analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of nine squirrel-proof bird feeders including the Squirrel Buster Classic and the Squirrel Buster Plus by Brome. Of the two, Robert Kegebin prefers the Squirrel Buster Plus "for its adjustability;" and he confirms this feeder is effective at controlling squirrels.
Review: The Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder, Robert Kegebein, 2007
3. Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders Guide
This website reviews two bird feeders by Brome -- The Squirrel Buster Classic and The Squirrel Buster Plus -- and calls both "effective and humane" protection against squirrels and large birds. The author praises the ventilating system that let warm, damp air out to keep seed fresh.
Review: Brome Bird Feeder Squirrel Proof, Squirrelcop, May 10, 2008
Nearly 85 owners give the Brome Squirrel Buster Plus well-above-average scores.
Review: Brome 1024 Squirrel Buster Plus Wild Bird Feeder with Cardinal Perch Ring, Contributors to Amazon.com