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I have mice in my bird room, where I keep all my supplies (but none in the actual avairy yet). I've got my traps all ready to bait and go in tonight. There is mouse poo and pee everywhere and not only is it very unheathy, it stinks to high heaven!!! So, I'm cleaning it out, scrubbing what I can with disinfectant (the things the birds don't get), but what should I clean the food dishes, toys (plastic and wooden) with? I'm esp worried about the toys as they chew them! Maybe I'll just throw the bits out I can't wash??? Any ideas would be fantastic... Then I'm going to bath in the disinfectant as I feel very DIRTY!!! eeeekkkkkk :P

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You have to be very careful about the disease and sickness mice can transmit. I have lost youngsters ( newly fledged chicks in the kindie cage ) when mice have gone through. Especially through the seed and water supplies.

Sick em REX !!

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You have to be very careful about the disease and sickness mice can transmit. I have lost youngsters ( newly fledged chicks in the kindie cage ) when mice have gone through. Especially through the seed and water supplies.

Sick em REX !!

 

I know!!! :hap: This is only the second time I've had them in all the years of owning birds, but I'm not keen on them at all!!! I've been very busy today and will be tomorrow as well. I'm staining and varnishing my chest of draws and two bed side tables (which I've owned for two years and never got around to doing :P ), and because of the mice, I'm also cleaning out the bird room and disenfecting everything!!! I have my seed in airtight containers, but I'm thinking about storing everything in them... so if the mice do come back, I wont have to individually clean items, just the containers etc... grrr, so much for my relaxing long weekend!

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it sounds like you will be very busy this weekend.i have had mice in my avairy so i have traps set all the time behind the avairy. they are a real pain and for something so little they can make a awful stink.

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I blame KAZ she bought mice up in my thread :(Laughing out loud):

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Mice are so yucky and a real pain to get rid of :P

I had lots of trouble with them at our old house - the cheeky buggers could squeeze though the tiniest gaps under the aviary. But, So far we are mouse free in our new place. There is nowhere for them to get into my aviary now :hap: **Touches Wood** :lol:

 

Good luck getting rid of them - perhaps a hungry cat could help hehehe

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Mice are so yucky and a real pain to get rid of :(

I had lots of trouble with them at our old house - the cheeky buggers could squeeze though the tiniest gaps under the aviary. But, So far we are mouse free in our new place. There is nowhere for them to get into my aviary now :D **Touches Wood** :D

 

Good luck getting rid of them - perhaps a hungry cat could help hehehe

 

 

Thanks all... I did notice Kaz bought up mice in your post Jimmy. They must have heard her!!!

 

Liv... I do have a cat, but she is more scared of things than they are of her. When she was a kitten she was outside and got swooped by a wattle bird in the backyard... I've never seen a kitten run so fast :hap: Hence... she is now an alderly 13 year old inside Cat, she scared of other cats, all birds, and I think if she ever saw a mouse, she'd be scared of it too!!!

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I blame KAZ she bought mice up in my thread :D

:hap: :( amazing how fast people "fit in" around here isnt it ?! :D

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sorry kaz :( but I must say, I'm a young budgie now, just trying to spred my wings :hap: not bad in 4 days.

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Bindi - My blue heeler x kelpie, is the the BEST Mouse trap/hunter i have ever known!!!!

:(:D perhaps it's time to coax your parents into investing in a dog if all else fails :hap:

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Liv... I do have a cat, but she is more scared of things than they are of her. When she was a kitten she was outside and got swooped by a wattle bird in the backyard... I've never seen a kitten run so fast :hap: Hence... she is now an alderly 13 year old inside Cat, she scared of other cats, all birds, and I think if she ever saw a mouse, she'd be scared of it too!!!

 

:( That is really cute. MY dog tries to be tough when he sees a cat, but if one comes anywhere near him he runs a mile. He loves to chase the little mice though... He could chase the mouse who would chase your cat who would chase my dog and they could all create a flurry of fur!! :D

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I'm dealing with mice in the bird room as well :hap: I bought a one kilo bucket of Virkon S and I clean everything with it. I was told by my avian vet that I can use it inside the aviary, it shouldn't hurt the birds as long as they don't drink it. So there mustn't be any drops of the solution left. So I wash things and dry them straight away. And I only make a mild solution.

I'm trying anything as I've already lost 4 budgies due to mice :D

And I also wash everything with very hot water.

 

And we have traps around the aviaries and every day I catch at least one mouse. And our 2 dogs also help - the bigger one catches them and the small one eats them :( . Which must stop, as the mice could be poisoned :D

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mice have not been a problem as my dogs catch them. they punce so far. i suppose terriers excel at this type of activity, and mine are no exception.

 

i came home last saturday night to discover a rat in the aviary. I chased it out, but could not kill it. I have some rat traps that i bought online to use. i worked out the next day how it got in, and once I complete my safety door over the next week, that - the only possible way in, will be eliminated.

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Bindi - My blue heeler x kelpie, is the the BEST Mouse trap/hunter i have ever known!!!!

:D:D perhaps it's time to coax your parents into investing in a dog if all else fails ;)

 

That will NEVER happen in this lifetime!!! :(

 

Liv... I do have a cat, but she is more scared of things than they are of her. When she was a kitten she was outside and got swooped by a wattle bird in the backyard... I've never seen a kitten run so fast :D Hence... she is now an alderly 13 year old inside Cat, she scared of other cats, all birds, and I think if she ever saw a mouse, she'd be scared of it too!!!

 

:D That is really cute. MY dog tries to be tough when he sees a cat, but if one comes anywhere near him he runs a mile. He loves to chase the little mice though... He could chase the mouse who would chase your cat who would chase my dog and they could all create a flurry of fur!! :D

 

It sounds like your dog and my cat were 'cut off the same block' so to speak. I love your mouse/dog/cat hunting idea though :hap:

 

I'm dealing with mice in the bird room as well :hap: I bought a one kilo bucket of Virkon S and I clean everything with it. I was told by my avian vet that I can use it inside the aviary, it shouldn't hurt the birds as long as they don't drink it. So there mustn't be any drops of the solution left. So I wash things and dry them straight away. And I only make a mild solution.

I'm trying anything as I've already lost 4 budgies due to mice :(

And I also wash everything with very hot water.

 

And we have traps around the aviaries and every day I catch at least one mouse. And our 2 dogs also help - the bigger one catches them and the small one eats them ^_^ . Which must stop, as the mice could be poisoned :o

 

I'm lucky enough to have never lost a bird to mice (sorry for your losses). I'm going through the bird room this weekend. I've already thrown out the part of their toys I couldn't save, and cleaned the ones I could. The smell is just putrid!!! :(

 

mice have not been a problem as my dogs catch them. they punce so far. i suppose terriers excel at this type of activity, and mine are no exception.

 

i came home last saturday night to discover a rat in the aviary. I chased it out, but could not kill it. I have some rat traps that i bought online to use. i worked out the next day how it got in, and once I complete my safety door over the next week, that - the only possible way in, will be eliminated.

 

YUK!!! We've never had rats and I'm very thankful for that!!! I think I may also need to do some hole/gap plugging along with my disinfectant frenzy!!!

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Thankfully mice dont get past my front door... no problems with my three cats around. Especially as they think the budgies are cat TV, they sit on guard all day :hap:

 

 

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Oh no!! I hope you can get rid of them :D.

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Last time we had mice it took a little while before they took to the traps. Last night we set three. 'Low and behold' we caught TWO!!! A great start to the fight against small, foul smelling mice!!!

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great news... die pesky vermon die... Or at least run away to fields far away from human existance... I'm sure mice have a place somewhere in the eco system :D

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it is great you caught a couple,hope you get the rest.

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2 down!!! hopefully not too many to go :D

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They make my skin crawl... Lucky for me dad emptied the traps before I was even out of bed (bless him). He said they were grey, about 7.5cm (3") long (I'm hoping that includes the tail) and quite fat!!! eeekkkkkk!!! I've cleaned up the avairy but have tried not to disturb where they are comming in too much. I want to catch them ALL!!!!!!!!!! Then, after a few days of empty traps, I'll be plugging all the holes up so they can't get in (other than through the wire if they really want to) and cleaning everything again and again and again... I'll be sure to keep you all updated on the mouse count.

 

Jimmy... I'm sure they have a place in the Eco System too... just not anywhere near me or my avairy!!!

 

(P.S. You'd never know I used to own pet mice would you??? BUT they were tame, cleaned often and nice!!!)

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Don't forget once all the traps seem to of died out they may still have pinkies hanging around somewhere :D

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Don't forget once all the traps seem to of died out they may still have pinkies hanging around somewhere :D

 

THANKS!!! I just hope they haven't nested under the avairy and the little pinkies end up dying after the Mum and Dad get caught! :D

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What are you going to use to plug up your holes???

I have used steel wool - Just pack it into any small spaces they could get though. Mice really hate it, so they wont chew it or it or pull it out, and if you get the Stainless Steel wool it wont rust :D

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see thats what is so exciting about this forum... you never know what household products are multi purpose...

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