- Indian Myna Birds are very cautious creatures. If
you can see them, they can see you and won't enter so place your trap away from
windows and out of sight.
- Place the trap in a relatively open area or where
birds already feed, if possible.
- Bait the trap with a food the birds are accustomed
to feeding on. Suburban feeding birds are used to pet food as many pet owners leave food
out for their pets during the day. Using small dry dog and cat biscuits has been very
successful as has VIP pet roll. Wet dog or cat food is not so nice in hot
- Avoid using cereal and grain-based foods (birdseed
and breadcrumbs etc) as this attracts non-target
- Put a little loose feed outside the entrances
to attract mynas to the area.
- Monitor daily to ensure bait and water are
- Keep pets (particularly cats) away when trapping
as the birds see cats and dogs as predators and are unlikely to approach the
- Clean (hose down). Relocate trap after the area
becomes soiled, as they don’t appear to like being around their own
- Don’t be disappointed if you don’t catch birds
every day. They are spasmodic in their movements, so keep at it. They may have moved to
another food source in the area but will return if you keep
Mirror Tower Trap with trapped Indian Mynas
Mini Mirror Trap with trapped Mynas
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