We bought this product at the store and there were some loose seeds (if they were too well-glued on, nothing would get them loose, and that's not the idea, right?). The loose seeds went to the jay, and that was okay too. We have a resident squirrel in the oak tree outside our office and he's having a field day with this thing. Our patients sit in the dental chair and watch the squirrel show going on outside their window. What a treat. Ordering 4 more.