Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder

Squirrels were stealing my bird seed so I solved the problem with mechanical engineering 🙂
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0:02 – Arrow (Instrumental) – Andrew Applepie
0:27 – Kalimba Jam – Blue Wednesday
3:21 – Zambo – Devil in Disguise
3:47 – Cereal Killa – Blue Wednesday
5:28 – J. Thompson – Real Quick Lovin’
5:39 – New Shoes – Blue Wednesday
7:51- Chi- Ponder-
8:31 – Marimba Idea – Blue Wednesday
9:25 – Josef Falkenskold – Tiny Tumble
19:07 – Nik- Ponder-

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60 Responses

  1. Mark Rober says:

    Phantastic Gus is my spirit animal. I think I’m going make a shirt with him on it. When I do, I’ll give a bunch away on Insta/Twitter/TikTok at MarkRober so go follow.

  2. Cal L says:

    Mark: designs a complicated course
    Squirrel: jumps from roof

  3. salman ali says:

    this is the most adorabale thing i have ever seen i was smiling throughout the whole video.

  4. F says:

    This is the closest we’ll get to the Olympics this year

  5. Koen B says:

    Imagine having an idea like this that actually ends up working just as planned. Stupendous work Mark Rober.

  6. Zeemas says:

    18:57 *reflecting on those good times on the obstacle course

  7. Павел Терешин says:

    Illusion makers are out of stock. Seller guy is just like: “do they help against coronaviarus or something?”

    • Nikkole S. Molina says:

      Yea, I put coronavirus in an obstacle course with a small human picture in the illusion maker. Coronavirus falls for it every single time.

  8. Carson Bobay says:

    This honestly might be my
    favorite video I’ve ever watched

  9. AngryDuck! says:

    20:05 “Sure sure, grampa, giant piles of walnuts, uh huh. Take your pills.”

  10. Bramberry says:

    This is so well story told.

  11. Jvarn Ingham says:

    This might be the greatest YouTube video I have ever seen.

  12. Erin S says:

    NASA engineer and 1 month: 0
    Squrriel and 1 week to 40 secs: 1

  13. uniquerhymes says:

    “Okay wow it almost feels intentional at this point” 🤣🤣🤣

  14. Ibad Malik says:

    No body:

    Squirrels: Counting value of pie in reverse in 300 milliseconds.

  15. irene mys says:

    Oh I love how you identify them and their personalities

  16. AJ Guevarra says:

    This has to be the best quarantine youtube video ever made! I was smiling all through out the video! I actually rooted for phat gus to win it all, which he did on his own terms! Haha!
    Always entertained by your videos and all the science that goes behind it. Please don’t stop making more.
    You are a real genius!

  17. Hayden Harves says:

    “We have 5 pets, and 1 child. And the child is the only one I had a say in”


  18. 「 BlueberryCheesePie 」 says:

    Conclusion: The average squirrel weighs around 500g

  19. Paul Gana says:

    Video basically,

    10% : Cool squirrel course 👌
    90% : Mark tryin’ not to get sued by animal lovers 😂

    • I hate people with long usernames says:

      @Oskar you can be vegan and hate animals, should have said animal lover

    • Oskar says:

      @I hate people with long usernames
      Oh good point, I am vegan because of moral concerns about animals so I am an animal lover too, sorry for the confusion

    • lolly holiday says:

      Thank goodness for that! Am animal lover, NOT people lover! Sorry! NOT sorry!

    • I hate people with long usernames says:

      @lolly holiday Me too, I make love to animals not people

    • Midnight Flower says:

      None are even harmful in ANY way. If the animal lovers don’t know that, then they’re not animal lovers lol

  20. Jennie Whalen says:

    In middle school, I found an baby squirrel in the driveway that had been abandoned by its mother, after falling from a tree and having its stomach punctured. My parents let me take it in a shoe box to the small animal hospital down the road, where they told me it would need some care while healing. We named her Buffy the Acorn Slayer lol. She liked me but not many other humans. Probably because I was the one bottle feeding her cat formula, which was hella weird. She would do this thing when I got home from school where she would skitter and climb all over me. She’d fall asleep on my shoulder, which was also her launch pad. She loves towels, but hates blankets. Her wound started healing up, her baby tail started getting bushy, and her jumps got further and further. Vet said solid foods, but she hated pellets, so I would go out into our back yard and collect acorns into Tupperware. The first time she picked up an acorn she was like, wut dis? Why u bring dis? And I literally tried to mimic the way squirrels eat acorns, and she actually got it. She was so smart. Finally, vet said it was safe to let her go. I was so sad. And scared that growing up inside would make her unable to survive on her own. But we opened the door, and she was like wut dis? I don’t do that. But she followed me outside anyway lol. And then she saw another squirrel in the backyard, and she ran. And they were like chasing each other and skittering up trees and jumping off the fence together. It was so cute. I was so happy that she had made a friend. I knew she was gonna be okie. After that, I would be walking home from school and I swear it would be her, sitting on the same big rock by the backdoor, waiting for me to get home. We only had a squirrel in the house for three months but Buffy never left the backyard. Not in a decade. My point is. Squirrels are fantastic creatures.

    • Mya & Kaylee's Bookshelf says:

      Buffy the Acorn Slayer Your funny in my vids not as fun and funny as you are

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    • Joaquin Pacannuayan says:

      Very long but made me smile

    • CamoHood says:

      Awwww, now I want a squirrel 😊

    • Ash says:

      I once saved a crow that had somehow gotten it’s wing all caught up in a chain link fence at the bottom. After only half a minute, it let me get close enough and even sat still while I freed it’s wing from the fence. The wing was broken so it just sat on the ground in one place. I went inside, got a towel, and wrapped it up with it’s wings against it’s sides. Once again it understood that I was helping it and stayed still. Thankfully I only lived a couple miles away from a wild animal refuge that would take in injured animals and release them once they were ready. They gladly accepted my crow pal and confirmed his wing was broken and that it wouldn’t take long for it to heal. They also said that because crows have facial recognition, they would have to release it in a different neighborhood so it wouldn’t keep going back to me. This made me so sad, I would have loved to have it as a forever friend. But I was just so grateful they took it in and helped it heal. They even gave me a business card and wrote a patient number on it so I could call in and check on it’s progress. It healed up quickly and was successfully released back into the wild. I cherish the wonderful experience of being able to save an animal and the connection I felt towards the crow.

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