In the world of rodents, chipmunks are primarily a welcome sight with their fluffy striped bodies, and busy, almost human-like hands. Chipmunks are ground feeders, preferring to find the day's offerings scattered amongst the leaves. Encouraging these little critters to stick around may be as simple as grabbing a piece of scrap wood, an old belt and bottle, filling it with a pet store "critter mix," and placing it in your chipmunk's favorite spot.
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Choose your bottle. The bottle should be glass, as the most determined squirrel can easily destroy a plastic feeder. The opening should be approximately 1 1/2 inches, so that squirrels cannot gain entry. Rinse the bottle well and allow it to dry.
Choose your scrap plywood. A scrap piece only slightly wider and longer than the bottle works best. Sand any rough edges that may endanger your dinner guests.
Attach the bottle to the scrap wood with an old belt. Use the hammer and nail to make a hole so that the belt is cinched tightly around the bottle and wood. Trim any excess from the belt.
- A vintage milk bottle creates a great look, but make sure the opening isn't too large.
- Check the feeder frequently to make certain an animal has not become trapped.