Birds on my porch make the cats FREAK!
April 21, 2007 12:39 PM Subscribe
These two birds insist on building a nest on my porch. Thus, my cats are freaking out. How can I get these birds to take a hike? More detail inside, this isn't as easy as it sounds!
posted by punkrockrat to Pets & Animals (15 answers total)
I live in a second floor apartment. My cats are indoor cats, but they like to hang out on the balcony and sleep and do cat-like things out there.
Spring finally arrived yesterday, so I opened up the porch to let the cats out and immediately noticed two birds who were chirping like crazy because they started to build a nest. So of course the cats start freaking out and then the birds start swooping around the cats and it's bird and cat mayhem out there. I finally bring the cats inside and the birds seem to get the idea and fly away.
Today is an even *nicer* day. So I open the balcony door, and those two birds are back again and now they are trying to build a NEW nest on the other side of the balcony!
I don't want the cats to attack the birds. I realize it will make my cats feel totally awesome and proud of themselves, but the birds should be able to live and be birds. I also don't want my cats falling of the balcony trying to get the birds. (Being indoor cats, neither one is as stealthy as they think.)
So, is there anything I can do to get the message to these birds that they are not welcome and to not return tomorrow and try to make yet another nest on my balcony? Like bird repellent or fake plastic snakes or anything?!?!