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    Default Birds Eating Dog Food

    In the morning when I go to work I give my puppy her food outside on the deck which is covered with a patio. The birds must like her dry food. They sit on the outside furniture and poo everywhere. How can I scare them off??
    I have now put her food in her kennel and the other day I saw a miner bird in her kennel to get food. Cheeky bugger!

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    Feeding your dog inside the house will do the trick, close the doors & no birds coming in the house.

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    Have this trouble at times too. I just let them even though it is no good for them, only minors and butcher birds are a problem.

    I see parrots at times down in the pen when pups are not there.

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    They spread parasites.... Try and feed her somewhere they can't get to her food, or feed her and only leave it with her for 15 minutes or so, then remove it. The birds won't have so much incentive to stick around.

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    Birds here just snatch and run. They have to dodge the dogs and cats.

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    I built a little alcove to cover my dogs food & water bowls,birds dont seem to like the risk of being trapped under there when the dogs see them.

    When the weather was warmer i put a few of those sticky fly strips around the alcove to keep the flies away from their food,noticed a few bunches of feathers stuck in them at times,didnt find any dead birds around the yard so they must of got a fright,lost a few feathers & never came back.
    "If you're going through hell, keep going"

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    at my mothers we had this problem, you know those childrens foil pinwheels? We got a few of them and stuck them around the bowl off the wall, high enough so Simba couldn't reach them. Amused our dog to no end aswell.

    Didn't work for every bird though as we would see still the odd one sneaking a meal.

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    Tie some CD's together and string those up. Worked against the Myna birds here.

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    Put the food out, and wait two minutes (or ten if you have time) and take any remaining food away until next meal time. There shouldn't be any for the birds.

    It's ok for a dog to skip the occasional meal. And if the dog is not eating the food with reasonable haste (possible exception of sight hound breeds like Salukis), he's not really hungry.

    This would be yet another reason why "free feeding" is bad for your dog, your dog training and the local bird life.

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    I like free feeding, it has worked for me with all kinds of dogs in my 30 years of owning them I would however stop in a heartbeat should I have problems.
    I like the CD idea, might do that the next time I have bird problems. In the pen I solced it by putting the dry food in an old run down other kennel and it also keeps it out of any rain.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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