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I had a plastic bucket near to the aviary, it had some rain water in (about half full). I've thrown some old seeds in when I was in hurry. And when I came there the next day, there were 4 dead mice inside :D , I guess they climbed in to get the seeds and didn't expect the water and drawned :hap: . So I'm keeping the bucket there :hap: :wub:

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Brilliant :wub:

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Love it!!! :wub:

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We use to do this in the horse feed shed! Old idea and very effective!

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sometimes the simple things work the best :wub:

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Fancy that!!! Who would have thought a bucket, some water and some seed would do the trick. :wub:

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I keep a couple of empty 20 litre plastic buckets in my bird room, I set them up where I think they run, as often they fall in & it’s a plus, I don’t keep water in it as it would be dangerous if a bird got free & fell in. Sometimes you don’t catch anything for ages, but if the numbers start to increase you have more chance & it’s easy. They can't jump out of a 20 litre bucket whereas they can a normal one.

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I didn't catch any since then, but our two pups get some mice every day ;) . Hubby found some poison that is not dangerous to pets (he said it blows the mouse up when she eats it and it squashes all the organs and she dies :) ), we have to look for it, it sounds horrible, but we have a big mouse problem, so don't have a choice ;)

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I also have a bad mouse problem, will try the bucket trick thanks

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i also have the dreaded mice curse. :rolleyes:

i use the everyday mouse traps in the avairy with success. i just place the trap next to the hole so that the pesky mouse most likely has to walk over the trap then place a pot over the trap to limit the movements of mouse.

my cat is now in a routine that in the mornings when i check the traps she waits at the aviary door for breaky. :ph34r:

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ew....I think finding it is ew...I know when we did the mice traps here I couldn't bare to look at them dead, even though they are pest I do feel for them but I am sure that feeling is turned more into anger and non feeling once they are continously bothersome...

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ew....I think finding it is ew...I know when we did the mice traps here I couldn't bare to look at them dead, even though they are pest I do feel for them but I am sure that feeling is turned more into anger and non feeling once they are continously bothersome...

 

I agree Elly. I set traps in my aviary at home, but my lovely Father was kind enough to check and empty them for me. I just set them. When they start killing your birds or contaminating the food... they need to go!

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I have had two drown themselves in my outside birds water bowl lately which is rather concerning. That being said I haven't seen any since and traos haven't caught any (and they were a male and a female) so I'm hoping they might have been the only rodent residents in the aviary at that time, I did find a nest of babies in the same week which I euthanased, so hopefully I have seen the end of them for the moment and the traps will keep them under control now.

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