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#1 JustMum08

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Does anyone know how I can keep birds off the trampoline? They keep hanging around the top of the netting and leaving poo all over the trampoline! They do it to the outdoor chairs also. I'm over having to hose everything down before using it. Would love to prevent it all if possible?

#2 i-candi

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Plastic snakes but you have to move them all the time because birds learn they are not a threat.

Previous owners left plastic snakes everywhere. It was funny when I was serving the fire brigade cold drinks after they were trying to find the brown snake in our chicken coop, there was a plastic snake hanging near them. They all jumped when they saw it.

teee heee heee.

The plastic snakes hang around out rubbish bin now (no idea why kids probably put them there), it's funny when people use our bins original.gif

#3 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:42 PM

We have them on the backs of our outdoor chairs and are always forgetting to move them when visitors come. We also have a large plastic owl that DH bought from a boating supply store which sits on the BBQ and scares off the $^&%(@#% mynah birds.

#4 ubermum

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

Cable ties.
Surround the top with lots of cable ties so they point towards the sky and make it not a nice spot for birds to land.

#5 Froger

Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Someone just told me about bird tape OP. I have a similar situation to you so I'm hoping it will work (I haven't tried it yet, but will be getting some this weekend). It is reflective tape that also makes a noise in the wind. You cut off strips and tie it around the problem area.

And thanks PP for the suggestion about cable ties. That is something I'm going to try as well.

#6 JustMum08

Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Oh might try the rubber snake idea! Though we do get huge crows. They won't try to eat them will they?

Just googled Mynah birds and I think that is what we get. They are such a pest. And always attack the poor blue tongue who lives in the garden!
Will look into the bird tape and cable idea too. Thanks!

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Cable ties - they can't find a place to land, and they are low maintenance.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

Check in your local area, some areas/Councils have trapping programs for Indian Mynahs, to help get rid of them because the push out the natives from prime nesting sites. I detest them too.

#9 greengoddess

Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:17 AM

Buy them a cubbie?

#10 ZombieFerretOfDoom

Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

We've set up a marquee over our trampoline. Works wonderfully - we no longer get leaves/sticks/bird poo, and the kids are able to jump on the trampoline at any time of the day under shade.





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