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This is a discussion on Birds Problem: Droppings and "Stealing" Orchid Roots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Originally Posted by Chris in Hamilton I wouldn't do the cat thing. They can do ...
The pigeon problem had been solved for now. I stopped feeding them. If they came I startle them with loud noise or if I am watering my plants, I spray them with water. They managed to lay a couple of eggs after mating on the lamp post every evening (yes, they gave me free show), but too bad all of the eggs fall off. I don't know if pigeons are clever because when they lay eggs their rear are facing the wrong direction. When they try to poop, their rear will face out of the nest - they did the same when they lay eggs. My father said pigeons are bad at making their own nest. Or perhaps they are just not experienced at laying eggs?
I almost lost my Phalaenopsis Purple Gem as the pigeon snapped the crown but it tried to put out side keiki now. Almost all of my Phalaenopsis have ugly leaves now - holes on leaves. They also feed on my Gastrochilus retrocallus bud. However, quite relief for the time being. It is all in the past now. Hope they will not come bothering my orchids again.
I used to keep racing pigeons Azizan and yes, inexperienced birds often miss the nest site when they lay.