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Well done Kaz,

 

I hope you find it.

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I was going to say dogs too, as I thought you had them also...they must have been slack of late...trouble is rats like the night & often dogs are fast asleep then.

Yes...thats whats happening. The dogs have been trying to tunnel in where the rat got in, but if they were allowed to do that they would create a bigger problems that side of the aviary sits on a retaining wall but only of logs and soil, If they were allowed to dig there the wall would come down and part of the floor of the aviary would be gone and so would the birds. I will encourage Ken to start putting the spare aviary wire down on the floor in sections and maybe that will help. The retaining wall needs a rethink as well...the wood is not the best idea.

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:D Hopefully the rat will just "move on"!

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:D Hopefully the rat will just "move on"!

 

"MOVE ON" ? like .... MOVE TOWARDS THE LIGHT ????

 

DIE YOU DIRTY RATS DIE !!!!

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:P Hopefully the rat will just "move on"!

 

"MOVE ON" ? like .... MOVE TOWARDS THE LIGHT ????

 

DIE YOU DIRTY RATS DIE !!!!

:D :D Our neighbour already thinks the rat in his ceiling is our fault so hope it doesnt move to his place

:(

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Yes better try to get it as soon as possible, when I was young & lived in the city, neighbours used to complain that my birds attracted rats.

 

NO chance of a rat moving away, once they move in all they do is breed more rats…good luck Kaz.

 

Even if it's not your fault that attracted the rat if neighbours blame you & then bring in the council you have problems.

 

I moved out of my parents place earlier than I was going to as I had lots of birds & pigeons & some neighbour got the council in & they said I had too many birds for a suburban backyard & gave me notice to quit by a certain day…get rid of my birds…but I moved out with them to my farm I had bought in the country. Not where I am now.

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glad to hear that rat can not get in to Ken's aviary. it is a shame that you lost some birds because of that dirty rat :angry:

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glad to hear that rat can not get in to Ken's aviary. it is a shame that you lost some birds because of that dirty rat :angry:

I dont think the cementing Ken has done will defeat a determined rat...there is more work to be done I think .............

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:angry: They like peanut butter.

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:) They like peanut butter.

Not in this case :hap: They prefer Canaries, finches and quails :angry: The second night he avoided all the traps with peanut butter on bread and got into the aviary for the birds he could kill.

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I keep a rat trap outside the aviary. It is the possum trap stile. It does the trick. 7 rats last year. I haven't caught a rat for a long time but still keep it baited.

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I keep a rat trap outside the aviary. It is the possum trap stile. It does the trick. 7 rats last year. I haven't caught a rat for a long time but still keep it baited.

We have to be careful where we put traps and bait because of the dogs and the cat we have that hunt rodents. But we have traps set on top of the aviary, and around the back :lol:

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Good luck getting rid of them.

I was lucky to get rid of ours, my dad put mouse wire in the weep holes of the house and I finished off what the hawks and cats didn't get.

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I am picturing the scene out of Caddyshack. The gopher digging all the holes! :lol:

 

 

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ARRRRR I hate rats!! Vermin proof people!!

 

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So sorry you have lost some of your gorgeous birds. I detest rats,mice and frogs!!!!! Fingers crossed for you that you find and "dispose" of the rat very very soon!!!!

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Thats great news. Lets hope the losses are behind you and that the rat won't be back anytime soon. Good Luck.

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How about putting some nice MEAT on those traps? Chicken or some beef mince - It can be its last meal on death row.

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How about putting some nice MEAT on those traps? Chicken or some beef mince - It can be its last meal on death row.

Great minds think alike :D I have baited the traps with raw kangaroo mince :angry:

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How about putting some nice MEAT on those traps? Chicken or some beef mince - It can be its last meal on death row.

Great minds think alike :D I have baited the traps with raw kangaroo mince :D

 

Kangaroo hey..... very gormet for a dirty rat :angry:

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How about putting some nice MEAT on those traps? Chicken or some beef mince - It can be its last meal on death row.

Great minds think alike :D I have baited the traps with raw kangaroo mince :angry:

 

You have raw kangaroo mince ? GET OUTTA HERE ! What do you cook with roo ? What does roo taste like ? PLEASE DON'T SAY CHICKEN !

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How about putting some nice MEAT on those traps? Chicken or some beef mince - It can be its last meal on death row.

Great minds think alike :D I have baited the traps with raw kangaroo mince :angry:

 

You have raw kangaroo mince ? GET OUTTA HERE ! What do you cook with roo ? What does roo taste like ? PLEASE DON'T SAY CHICKEN !

 

I haven't eaten Kangaroo in a long time. I'd say its like very rich beef - not my favorite. Some Resturants serve it as stakes and pies and stews mostly. I perosnnaly don't think its a very nice meat. Some love it, and its great as pet food to :D

- lets just hope it attracted and killed that nasty RAT!!!!!

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I hope you had luck Kaz…defiantly you need raw meat on a trap once they start killing things & rats aren’t that easy to trick into a trap & poison is a worry when you have so many pets, as rats tend to carry things around & it could end up anywhere.

 

 

 

Nick it’s a very low fat red meat, nothing like chicken…but us Aussies don’t usually eat that much Kangaroo meat…at least nothing like you, into cake & donuts [even though you tell me you have given up]…

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I hope you had luck Kaz…defiantly you need raw meat on a trap once they start killing things & rats aren't that easy to trick into a trap & poison is a worry when you have so many pets, as rats tend to carry things around & it could end up anywhere.

 

 

 

Nick it's a very low fat red meat, nothing like chicken…but us Aussies don't usually eat that much Kangaroo meat…at least nothing like you, into cake & donuts [even though you tell me you have given up]…

 

Low fat ? So it falls into that same category as emu & ostridge ? Just what we need to know over here. Before you know it there will be Low Fat Roo Farms cropping up all over the place here in Canada & the USA. Roo kebabs ... Roo currys ... Roo fried rice ... Roo BBQ ... Roo Pot Pie ... Roo Hot Dogs. Oh man ... I could go on & on ... But I won't.

 

I HAVE QUIT THE DONUTS NORM ....... maybe.

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I dont eat roo meat on aregular basis, although I have. The roo meat I have is pet meat for the cats.

I was raised on roo tail stew as a kid and its delicious. It is as other have said like a strong tasting beef and is available is supermarkets as a gourmet cut of meat. I dont buy it or eat it, but if someone was to cook me a roo tail stew I would enjoy that.

Kangaroos over here are in plague proportions in many places and are "culled" accordingly.

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Kangaroos over here are in plague proportions in many places and are "culled" accordingly.

 

Yeah we have a lot of trouble with kangaroos on the roads around here and I know the golfers aren't fond of them interupting their game of golf :wacko:

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