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Yellow Crested Cockatoos

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Chris starts with ...
These Yellow Crested Cuckatoos are driving me crazy, they pick all the fruit on my lemon, lemonade and lime trees, and almost demolished the trees,they also chewed my Dragon Fruit plants to ground level.Though I managed to save 3 very small pieces of the Dragon Fruit which did start to grow lovely but, then came the icy frosts and sent them to what appears to their death. I replanted them under a tree and will wait to see if Spring revives them. Please, can anyone help me to keep these cockies away. I have tried netting and bagging and now will try tying CD's all over what little I have left of the Lemon Lemonade and Lime trees. I don't want to try expensive alternatives just a simple method that is friendly to the trees and the enviroment. Any good suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Jason says...
There are two methods I would try.
1. Put a life like plastic snake in one or two of your trees. That might deter them or
2. This has worked for me. Just before my fruit ripen/turn I put two or three plastic fruit in the tree and the Cockatoos or other fine fruit tasting animals attack those. When they realise that the plastic fruit tastes terrible they leave the real fruit alone when it ripens.

Hope this helps
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ivepeters says...
Anyone know what cockatoo tastes like ?
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Yoda on DMT says...
Halfway between platypus and Koala.
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ivepeters says...
Damn
Had around 20 feasting on my passionfruits this morning around 7am, made a big mess.
Struting around like royalty.
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allybanana says...
I have heard platapus is Ok but Koala is nasty the Eucalyptus goes right through the flesh, Cokatoo is probably like parott a red gamey meat, slow ccok with a good stock base or a bottle of port.
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The poster formerly known as... says...
I have a colony of a few hundred about 300m down the hill. They pick many of the passionfruit off the vine green, but it usually still produces more than enough to go around and around and around. As long as I grow the passionfruit up a tall tree, they concentrate on those and don't come lower to the ground where my ratting dogs will chase them.

Koalas may taste a bit odd, but all that Eucalypt is great for colds and arthritis. Perfect winter meat :)
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ivepeters says...
Same here, I'm close to parkland where there are so many the ground looks snow covered when their feeding on grass seeds.
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Mike says...
How to cook Cockatoo for a stew is.... Put bird / carrot / spuds /onions plus large rock in pot ... Stew is ready when rock is cooked.....
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MIke T1 says...
Throw away the cockatoo and eat the rock when it is soft.
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Yoda on DMT says...
I get the black ones at my place every now and again. They don't seem to do any damage unlike the whites.
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