How to Make Squirrel Twirlers

Mia Carter

A squirrel twirler is a device used to feed squirrels. They're typically found in gardens or on decks. Ears of corn are most commonly used on the twirler, which features four or more "skewers" that rotate around a large screw or nail. Some squirrel lovers will also place other foods on the twirler, including bananas, cucumbers and apples. A squirrel twirler can be mounted on a tree in your garden or yard, on the side of your house or on deck posts. These simple squirrel feeders can also be used to divert hungry squirrels away from your bird feeders.

Feed squirrels with a homemade squirrel twirler.
  1. Drill a hole in the center of the wood square. The hole should be slightly larger than the diameter of the 5-inch screw, but no larger than the head of the screw. The wood square should spin freely around the screw.

  2. Run the 3-inch nails or screws through the wood square to serve as skewers. The nails should be situated approximately 1/2-inch in from each of the four corners.

  3. Attach the wood block to a tree, deck post or other squirrel-friendly location by running the 5-inch screw through the hole situated at the center of the block. The block should spin freely, with the "skewers" facing away from the tree.

  4. Cut two ears of corn in half and place one on each of the four skewers.