Go Back   CJ Wildlife Online Forums > CJ Wildife Forums > Nest Boxes

Nest Boxes Questions, Answers & Discussion on Nest boxes

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 14th December 2009, 10:29 AM   #1
StackemEvs
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Default Keeping cats away from Boxes

Hi, sorry if answered elsewhere but I can't find threads on this.
Looking at a couple of nesting boxes on our wooden fence posts (8 foot heigh). But we get local cats using the fences as their local pathways. Whats the best way of stopping them taking an interest in the boxes or getting too close?

Thanks.
StackemEvs is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 14th December 2009, 03:22 PM   #2
Pine Marten
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Devon
Posts: 396
Default

can get plastic strips which has plastic spikes on them. Origanally to keep off squirrels. A good timber merchant should be able to help you. I believe they are in metre lengths and a few inches wide, but as i said has loads of spikes on them.

Pine Marten
Pine Marten is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 12th January 2010, 05:43 PM   #3
banks
Senior Member
 
banks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Brampton, North Cumbria
Posts: 109
Default

http://pestcontrolcentre.co.uk/acata...eterrents.html

See fifth item down!
banks is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 21st January 2010, 01:36 PM   #4
Jandy
Senior Member
 
Jandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NW London
Posts: 952
Default

Do you think this would also deter grey squirrels, which run along the tops of our fences pretty constantly?
Jandy is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2010, 08:31 PM   #5
Nature__Lover
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 325
Default

would these spikes harm the cats? :/
Nature__Lover is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 16th September 2010, 04:08 PM   #6
Nature__Lover
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 325
Default

i have two cats, and want to put up a bird box.
how do i keep them away from the box without in any way harming the cats?
Nature__Lover is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 21st September 2010, 07:45 PM   #7
Deano
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
can get plastic strips which has plastic spikes on them. Origanally to keep off squirrels. A good timber merchant should be able to help you. I believe they are in metre lengths and a few inches wide, but as i said has loads of spikes on them.

Pine Marten
Or carpet gripper - a bit more brutal, but the cats will certainly keep away from that
Deano is offline     Reply With Quote
Old 11th October 2010, 11:49 AM   #8
Jimbo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lancashire.
Posts: 272
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nature__Lover View Post
would these spikes harm the cats? :/
I doubt it, the RSPCA would be down on the manufacturer like ton of bricks if they were harmful, don't ya think?
I love cats but I don't want other people's in my garden killing birds or leaving their filthy mess, I have, literally, spent hundreds of pounds trying to stop them getting into my garden and still they get in!

Electronic gadgets such as Catwatch are great for about two weeks, after that the cats get used to them and aren't phased by them anymore.

As a last resort I'm seriously considering buying a big, cat hating dog!
Jimbo is offline     Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nest Boxes Gardbird Nest Boxes 6 23rd June 2014 02:49 PM
Cats keelo44 General Bird & Wildife Talk 2 12th March 2009 07:30 PM
Argos Nest Boxes dcr666 Nest Boxes 0 7th February 2008 10:43 PM
Cats Sunspray General Bird & Wildife Talk 10 11th March 2006 11:31 PM
nest boxes HRH General Bird & Wildife Talk 14 7th March 2006 04:59 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.05229592 seconds with 13 queries