- The PeeGee Trap – is an inexpensive and simple mesh trap, which is used extensively for trapping Indian Mynas and is used by the CVCIA throughout the Clarence Valley. The CVCIA can supply these traps ready for use for $25.00 plus freight which for Sydney and surrounds as well as most of the NSW north coast is normally $25.00. For other areas please contact us for the freight costs.
- Our trap is supplied with rain protection, shade cloth, perches and a feed holder and water bottle as shown together with some identification and trapping information. We also include a small bag of the preferred bait (ie Lucky Dog Minis – Minced beef, vegetable & pasta) to assist in getting you started.
- These traps are only for Indian Mynas and will only be supplied for this purpose. We need to discuss your situation to determine suitability so please include telephone contact details in your email so we can do so.
The beauty of these traps is they are non-lethal so if you trap a native you can easily release it unharmed.
Guide and Tips to Trapping
- Place the trap in a relatively open area or where birds have been seen feeding on a regular basis. Observe the mynas habits. Look for their day and night use areas and place trap accordingly.
- Trapped native birds are protected by law and must be released as soon as possible so please monitor the trap regularly.
- Bait the trap with Lucky Dog Minis minced beef or similar (must be predominately red in colour).
- If the bait gets wet then re-bait with fresh biscuits, as it loses its attraction or smell.
- When in use please keep the trap clean, baited and supplied with food and water.
- Only set up the trap and remove trapped mynas when no free-flying mynas are around. If a trapped myna gives a distress call other mynas will be alerted of danger and may avoid your trap. Don’t let them see you. Be careful not to educate them about the trap.
- The use of a caller bird (trapped myna) should be considered, although this requires more effort, it has a better success rate. The “caller” can live in the larger (holding) part of the trap. It must be looked after as a happy bird will encourage other mynas to visit it increasing your chances of trapping success.
- Patience and persistence is often required as the adults are clever birds and may take some time to catch.
- Very wary birds are difficult and may need special traps. If you think this may be the case please call Laura or Kevin on 6649 4712 mob 0456 472 177 to discuss this.
- Monitor any nesting boxes. If used by Mynas, destroy the nest and any eggs then clean out the nest box as mynas are dirty tenants.
If you have a bird that has learnt to have a feed then go back out of the trap then you should consider adding the swing doors. These are supplied with all new traps or we can send them if needed.
Native birds are protected by law so please make sure the bird you are trying to trap is an Indian (Common) Myna if in any doubt please check the identification information provided on this website.