People Are Buying This Mini Picnic Table to Give Their Squirrels a Proper Meal

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Photo credit: The Squirrel Shop
Photo credit: The Squirrel Shop


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Upon first glance, you may be wondering why anyone would buy a tiny picnic table. Sure, a squirrel isn’t the same as a dog, cat, or other pet and doesn’t actually need a proper place to eat—but we beg to differ. Why not get your wildlife an adorable accessory that doubles as your entertainment with The Squirrel Shop Picnic Table?

The cedar table is only 6 x 6 x 8 inches, which is perfect for tiny animals. It looks like any other wooden picnic table, except it’s miniature, of course, and it has a backing to ensure that you can screw it into a tree in your front yard or backyard. It only takes two screws to hold it in place, so the setup will be minimal. There’s also a screw in the center of the table to hold an ear of corn in place. Yes, squirrels eat corn. But they’re sure to appreciate any other vegetables, like carrots and celery, that you place on the table.

Out of nearly 2,000 reviews on Amazon, this squirrel-approved picnic table has an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. It’s earned an Amazon’s Choice badge for being highly rated, well-priced, and available to ship immediately. You can order one for $18.95 with free shipping through Prime.

“It was easy to install and hang on the tree outside our window. It seems to be very sturdy,” one buyer wrote. “I got this to keep the squirrels away from the bird feeders. So far they have spending more time eating the corn than on the bird feeders,” wrote another.

As multiple buyers have noted, don’t be surprised if the squirrels don’t take to the table and food right away. Remember, it’s a new thing in their environment and might need time to suss it out before giving it a try. However, if they’re anything like the ones the reviewers have seen, they’ll never leave once they grasp the concept.

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