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Prevent bird nests with fishing line
May 2020

Prevent bird nests with fishing line

For years we had a miserable mess with the nests at the house and also, wake up the animals in the morning. In order to prevent nests, you can stretch between the beams (on which the swallows build...

Recover the exhausted budgerigar
May 2020

Recover the exhausted budgerigar

If the budgerigar has escaped from its cage and flies around the room, it is first of all most important to keep calm. It is best to turn off the lights or slowly close the curtains during the day so...

Bird food sold out? Fast stopgap
May 2020

Bird food sold out? Fast stopgap

Due to the sudden and violent onset of winter, in some shops, temporarily no bird food (for free-living birds) to get more. To give the birdies a decent meal anyway, I help myself: Put oats (hearty...

Drive pigeons from the balcony
May 2020

Drive pigeons from the balcony

I was sick of it, every day I got a visit to my balcony, from these unloved pigeons on the 12th floor. I have a piece of tape (red and white foil) worried, moored and now wagging it with every breeze...

Just keep the birdcage clean
May 2020

Just keep the birdcage clean

My African Gray Parrot makes big "spinach bug in the morning" No problem; I constantly have a role Raufaser from the Bio series without chemical stress in the house (DIY store on offer pay...

Birds scatter food & next year come unwanted plants?
May 2020

Birds scatter food & next year come unwanted plants?

If you would like to feed the birds in winter, but next year not about oat, wheat, rye, sunflowers (well, about the maybe because) would like to enjoy the garden, here's a little trick: Simply...

Use plastic bag caps for dumplings / birdseed
May 2020

Use plastic bag caps for dumplings / birdseed

When you buy plastic / garbage bags, there are always these "closures" with you. Mostly I do not use them because I just knotted the bag / garbage bag like that. Now I use the locks for the...

Vegetables / fruit nets as protection against bird feeding
May 2020

Vegetables / fruit nets as protection against bird feeding

To protect my grapes from the cheeky, hungry blackbirds, I always collect nets of fruit / vegetables. Since we always have quite a few grapes, we do the work and put over each grape a net. This works...

Christmas bird food
May 2020

Christmas bird food

Every year in winter, my little sister and I, unsalted popcorn on a thick yarn, have threaded it with a thick blunt needle. This popcorn garland was then hung on a tree in the garden and served over...

Reduce the cleaning effort of the budgerigar cage
May 2020

Reduce the cleaning effort of the budgerigar cage

Each of the budgerigars knows how complex it can be to clean the cage. You can make it a little easier. We used to do it this way: We did not completely cover the cage floor with bird sand, but laid...