Kea Proofed Item: Outside Tables on deck at Hubers Resturant, Mt Hutt Ski Area
Method of Kea proofing
We used a $18 kids pump up water pistol and basically shot the keas as soon as they landed in the area. It didn't take them long, 3 days max of steady fire to have them keep away, and the guest and esp. kids thought it was great being asked to shot the kea. With this and the staff we achieved a consistent deterrent action which the kea associated with the area not the people.
We have had to re-educate the kea each year but then Im not sure if it was the same kea each season. generally the 3 days of firing was enough to deter the kea all season.
Where product can be obtained
Any toy store
It was fun.