In the last few days my dog (staffie X) has decided that he has a taste for my love birds. I have (had) two pairs in two cages (approx 1m X 1m) that sit on a table outside. The other morning I found one of the steel cages ripped open and the birds gone and only this morning I found the bird seed container ripped apart on the floor and the second cage opened. Luckily the birds decided that staying in the cage was the best option.
Why would the dog suddenly go the birds like that when for the last few months hasn't taken much notice? He chases wild birds in the back yard and is generally a destructive dog. Since owning him I have no pot plants left, no herb garden and the shade cloth structure over the herb garden has been bowled over.
Above paragraph is a bit of a side issue but this bird problem is really annoying because its getting to the point where I feel like the dog has to go to a new home.