Indian mynas

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  1. danyjv

    danyjv Active Member

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    Hi all . Iv been catch Indian mynas at home to get the numbers down . Can I feed the dead ones to my diamond python or is there a reason I haven’t thought of not to? I know they have bird lice but wasn’t sure if that would worry the diamond . Thanks in advance .


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    They should be fine to feed to your snake.
     
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    My Lacey and Diamond love them.

    On the bird lice, it's not an issue if they're outside but just be careful bringing them into the house. They spread pretty quick.
     
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    Haha I was gonna tag you about this Dan as I have vivid memories of your mynah trap photos
     
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    I trap around 70 of these flying bin rats every season in my home made mynah traps.
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    I ended up making the tea you sent me ausdiepride83 .
    Works a treat , there not a stupid bird though .
    Iv caught about 15 and just thought it’s a waste to bin them...


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    Yeah the traps are fantastic, designed to exploit the mynas behaviour, you won't trap other birds in it.
     
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    I noticed there’s a hole in the bottom of the cage, I’m assuming they will try “dig under it” to get to the goodies inside?
     
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    It's a strategically placed "walk through" there's 2 on each trap. Once inside, they can't walk back out and their instinct is to head upwards... They then find the one way valve which they have to physically climb up... Once they push through the non return valve, they are in the holding chamber (covered in shade cloth.)

    Take no notice of pic 1, that's not a trap just a small holding cage I use to hold my call birds.
     
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    Okay you have my attention,I hate Mynah's but my son doesn't want to kill anything even if it's a pest.What about catching and freezing them,surely that will solve the lice problem?
    He is up for that because it reduces the feed bill.Show me some of your trap ideas.
     
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    I caught 6 rainbow Lorikeet s in it , all Un harmed and released with in 5 minutes of being caught [​IMG][​IMG]


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    You shouldn't be catching parrots mate, obviously using the wrong bait... don't use grains or bread, the best bait to trap mynas is dried dog kibbles, mince meat or rice that's been dyed red. I've even trapped them using chicken bones and chicken necks.
     
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    i want to shoot every single noisy miner bird i see they are the most irritating thing on the planet
     
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    try a group of palm cockatoos, just gotta move up top, mynahs have nothing on toos', lol.
     
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    Noisey miners are native, Indian mynahs aren't...
    Perhaps you know that, but just incase.
     
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    hate them any way they throw bay parrots out of there nest so they can nest in it its happend to black cockatoos lory kings and other birds ive seen them do that
     
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    and you also hate blue tongues because they eat the native insects? Double standards.
     
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    The men's shed sell a good lndian mynahs trap at a good price
     

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