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    How To Protect Birds from Predators

    ArticleBird AdviceFriday 25 February 2011
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    Nesting birds in your back yard can be particularly vulnerable to predators. Many animals such as cats and squirrels will eat baby birds, and bird eggs, if they are not properly protected. Read on to find out how to protect the birds in your garden.

     

    Buy birdhouses from a garden shop or from this website, in order to house the birds in it. They will be safer inside these especially if they are mounted on a pole or hung from trees, away from the ground. They provide a safe environment for the birds to nest and breed in.

     

    Buy predator guards and install them on the birdhouses or even on the trees where the nests are. These are metal or wooden devices that can be nailed onto the birdhouse or tree to stop predators getting to the nests.

     

    If you own cats, keep them indoors during the nesting season.

     

    If you live in an area with snakes, rub cayenne pepper on birdhouse poles to stop snakes from climbing them.

     

    If you coat the insides of the birdhouse with soap to prevent insects from laying eggs inside them before nesting season, this will give the birds an uninterrupted breeding period.

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