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help....fox repellent needed

tonijoe Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
Hi..

So we have a pesky fox roaming our garden.. Was woken last night to the rabbit going crazy because it was right by the cage! :-{ anyways we brought the rabbit inside for the night but now looking for some sort of repellent to keep it away from the cage (although a shot gun springs to mind:-D)

looking on line i have found a few ideas they are getting the male of the house to urinate around the perimeter of the garden and Putting a bag of human hair on the fence to deter them!!

So... Anyone have any tried and tested ideas...
Pesky thing keeps digging the flower bed up to but i believe this is down to the type of compost we use !?!!!

Thanks xx
tonijoe Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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#1
you can borrow my air rifle if you want
#2
Have a party with a load of students in. I'm sure they'll **** all over your garden for you lol.
#3
Get all your neighbours to get rabbits as well. Hopefully by the time he gets to your garden he will be fed up of rabbits.
#4
Urinating in the garden ewwwwww does that work X)
#5
whatsThePoint
We used to get foxes in our garden all the time, In the end we gave them our rabbit and the problem was solved :|

OMG you're cruel.
#6
Useful information on this page.
#7
Try the post under this one, WonderFox Ripper sounds like it'll do the trick :) (I'll get my coat)
1 Like #8
I'm feeling a 'I've just watched my neighbour p*****g round the plants' thread coming.
#9
Thanks everyone but was looking for something useful
my 6 year old will be heartbroken if the fox got his way!! :(

moob
Useful information on this page.

Thanks....the only useful comment.. Will have a look!

nightstud
you can borrow my air rifle if you want

May just take you up on that offer. :-P

Edited By: tonijoe on Jun 05, 2011 09:54
#10
IndianaBlues
Try the post under this one, WonderFox Ripper sounds like it'll do the trick :) (I'll get my coat)

Is it just me?oOoOoO
#11
^^ no
#12
greg_68
I'm feeling a 'I've just watched my neighbour p*****g round the plants' thread coming.
Wondering if you are on any of dem dere lists......X)
#13
I've seen the window cleaner weeing in my neighbours garden oO

Edited By: deb8z on Jun 05, 2011 10:06
#14
Years ago we had a fox that came every single night to our garden and often poo'd. Fox poo has the most awful smell. We tried everything and the only thing which worked was to drop olbas oil onto used teabags scattered around where the fox used to come - they often have a set route around the edge of walls/fences and walk the same route every night. You have to renew a couple of drops on the teabag every evening but this worked, and believe me we tried everything.
#15
Mr fox ate my rabbit and 7 out of 10 chickens last week...oO
#16
http://visweb.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/wolverhampton_wanderers.png
#17
try mothballs like the poster who put up olbas oil on t bags -it works
banned#18
Punjab
http://visweb.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/wolverhampton_wanderers.png


Are you suggesting the OP gets a wolf?
2 Likes #19
Foxes have become a natural part of our urban environment - they are here to stay so we'd might as well get used to them. The bottom line is that rabbits are a naturally prey for foxes.Remember - 'as sly as a fox', they do what they do, and they do it very well. A nice fat juicy pet rabbit is always going to be top of their menu. Whatever you do to dissuade the foxes may help, but sooner or later you're going to slip up or it will just stop working for some reason. If you can bring the rabbit indoors or into another secure location, then do so. You're fighting nature otherwise.If you trap/shoot the fox, then another will take its place- probably when you least expect it.
Good luck ;)
#20
britchic4
Years ago we had a fox that came every single night to our garden and often poo'd. Fox poo has the most awful smell. We tried everything and the only thing which worked was to drop olbas oil onto used teabags scattered around where the fox used to come - they often have a set route around the edge of walls/fences and walk the same route every night. You have to renew a couple of drops on the teabag every evening but this worked, and believe me we tried everything.


astonmart4321
try mothballs like the poster who put up olbas oil on t bags -it works


thanks for that... our neighbour told us that Olbas oil works too so will give that a go! thanks :)
#21
Xippi
Foxes have become a natural part of our urban environment - they are here to stay so we'd might as well get used to them. The bottom line is that rabbits are a naturally prey for foxes.Remember - 'as sly as a fox', they do what they do, and they do it very well. A nice fat juicy pet rabbit is always going to be top of their menu. Whatever you do to dissuade the foxes may help, but sooner or later you're going to slip up or it will just stop working for some reason. If you can bring the rabbit indoors or into another secure location, then do so. You're fighting nature otherwise.If you trap/shoot the fox, then another will take its place- probably when you least expect it.
Good luck ;)


thats my main problem.. i know the fox wants it... woke up yesterday morning and the bloody thing was sat on the decking... looking at the cage. i think its only a baby but cant be sure as i know nowt about them.

we have decided to put the rabbit in the shed, over night from now on... the shed is locked with a padlock so i think this is the best option.

just a little worried that it will come back in the day when we put him back in his cage on the garden. :( we wont be here as me and hubby work full time!! :(
#22
Not sure whether this would work but can you try and stop the fox getting into your garden?
#23
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qm2i8mXTjhs/SiTvZiiAAPI/AAAAAAAABfE/ntifAqFspJ0/s400/basil+brush.jpg
#24
greg_68
Not sure whether [url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FPrikka-Security-Fence-Strip-Intruders%2Fdp%2FB00429OMU4%2Fref%3Dsr_1_6%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1307282926%26sr%3D8-6]this would work[/url] but can you try and stop the fox getting into your garden?

Ohhh thanks for that... Will have a look!

Do u think it would stop them? They would find another way knowing my luck x

transit
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Qm2i8mXTjhs/SiTvZiiAAPI/AAAAAAAABfE/ntifAqFspJ0/s400/basil+brush.jpg

Great stuff.
#25
the bloody thing has just made another appearance! :(
banned#26
deb8z
I've seen the window cleaner weeing in my neighbours garden oO


Just think what the window cleaner has seen you doing..........
banned#27
And OP

Shoot it. Not the fox.......
#28
britchic4
Years ago we had a fox that came every single night to our garden and often poo'd. Fox poo has the most awful smell. We tried everything and the only thing which worked was to drop olbas oil onto used teabags scattered around where the fox used to come - they often have a set route around the edge of walls/fences and walk the same route every night. You have to renew a couple of drops on the teabag every evening but this worked, and believe me we tried everything.


We used "pepper" sprinkled around the front gate and the garden. Seemed to work for a while, but needed to get a lot to cover most of garden and reapplied when it rained! Also stopped the cats leaving their p@@h.

Last year in the early morning I spotted a fox with their 3 cubs in our front garden and shon a very bright torch light onto them and they ran off into neighbours garden 8) did it a few times and they seem to stop coming over.
#29
I take it you are using Mozilla http://resipsablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/firefox-thumb.jpg

firefox?! :p

.. you could give these a call for advice - LINKY
#30
dimebars
And OP

Shoot it. Not the fox.......


hubby has just chased it with a spade lol --- funniest thing i have seen in ages, neadless to say the bloody thing scarpered over the fence and hubby looked like a wolly!!! lol

charlie brown
britchic4
Years ago we had a fox that came every single night to our garden and often poo'd. Fox poo has the most awful smell. We tried everything and the only thing which worked was to drop olbas oil onto used teabags scattered around where the fox used to come - they often have a set route around the edge of walls/fences and walk the same route every night. You have to renew a couple of drops on the teabag every evening but this worked, and believe me we tried everything.


We used "pepper" sprinkled around the front gate and the garden. Seemed to work for a while, but needed to get a lot to cover most of garden and reapplied when it rained! Also stopped the cats leaving their p@@h.

Last year in the early morning I spotted a fox with their 3 cubs in our front garden and shon a very bright torch light onto them and they ran off into neighbours garden 8) did it a few times and they seem to stop coming over.


it keeps p oo iing too and it really stinks oO
We have a 1 year old and 6 year old, so its not nice at all, all there toys are out there. lol
thanks will try the light shinning tonight, i threw a can at it last night and it made no bloody difference though they are way to quick!!
Will add pepper to the list too, will be reapplying twice a day though, in this bloody weather.

Looks like Boots is going to become a house rabbit. :(
#31
yellowsticker
I take it you are using Mozilla http://resipsablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/firefox-thumb.jpg

firefox?! :p

.. you could give these a call for advice - LINKY


you lost me there ^^ but thanks for that someone else gave that link earlier too so will give them a call in the am.
#32
what the fox wrong with these vile things
guv
Punjab
http://visweb.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/wolverhampton_wanderers.png


Are you suggesting the OP gets a wolf?

Oh for fox sake. No, just thought I'd post a random pic.

You thought about calling philip over - I'm sure he'd love to celebrate his 90th in style.
#33
what the fox wrong with these vile things
guv
Punjab
http://visweb.co.cc/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/wolverhampton_wanderers.png


Are you suggesting the OP gets a wolf?

Oh for fox sake. No, just thought I'd post a random pic.

You thought about calling philip over - I'm sure he'd love to celebrate his 90th in style.
#34
Apparently dog poo deters them too as they prefer to go without being challenged, so knowing a dog is in the area (from the scent of poop) stops them. Have tried hanging bags of human hair on the fence and also the pee thing as prevention rather than cure as we have 7 chooks in the back garden, but next doors guineau pig and rabbit are less secure so hopefully he is full by the time he gets to us.

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