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How to Protect Birds from Cats

Are you interested in how to protect birds from cats?

  1. Firstly, if you own a cat yourself, the most effective thing you can do is keep them in the house at dawn and dusk when wild birds are most active.
  2. Don’t reward a cat that catches or kills a bird. Although they see it as a gift to bring to you, we should be trying to protect birds from cats, so don’t encourage them.
  3. Put your feeders at a height or in a location that’s difficult for cats to reach. You should position feeding stations approximately 2m off the ground.
  4. Don’t own a cat but still want to learn how to protect birds from cats? You can set up deterrents with cling film and chicken wire on fences and borders.
  5. Don’t feed stray cats in your garden. Their hunting instincts are stronger and you’ll only give them more energy to hunt birds.

For more help and advice for looking after wild birds, take a look at our guide here.

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