I have a 4 year old tabby cat and he has spotted that a black bird has built a nest in the bushes in our back garden. The bird is very loud and is not discrete when she returns to the best with worms. The cat always goes running to the end of the garden to catch her.
Yesterday he started to climb the bush. The best is about 8ft up and I was able to spray him with the hose before he reached the nest. I've kept the cat in and I have seen the bird going to and from the nest so the babies are ok. How do I stop my cat from trying to kill the babies in the nest?
Unfortunately there isn't a whole lot you can do. Moving the nest will likely cause the mother to abandon it. Outside of going to the nest, taking the babies and raising them yourself, there is little you can do to make your cat stop.
Cats don't so this out of badness. It's programmed into their brains to do it. He can't help that he wants to kill the bird, it's just what cats do. Now that he knows it is there and knowing how difficult it can be to keep a cat indoors that is used to his freedom. There isn't much you can do other than watch the bush night and day. Spray the cat when he goes outside.
Purchase some mint and other common cat repelling things a d place them around the bush. If he hates them more than he wants to catch the bird, you might get by long enough for the baby to be able to fly away from the nest and survive.