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Advice needed, Rats in the rabbittry

Discussion in 'Everything Else Rabbits' started by Larsen Poultry Ranch, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Aug 22, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    I will have to look into this, that might work. My boyfriend really wants to just poison them so this might be a good way to do so without harming anything else.
     
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  2. Aug 22, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    Ok, just ordered a bag of RatX and a rolling log trap. I have a bucket we can sacrifice to the trap, so we will try the trap first, if that doesn't work then add poison. If the trap works I can return the poison unopened. :D
     
  3. Aug 22, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

    Larsen Poultry Ranch Loving the herd life

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    Also, the traps didn't catch anything last night :(
     
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    I hope you get it under control! I'm sure with all your methods, it'll work ;)
     
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  5. Aug 23, 2019
    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    I rebaited the snap traps with peanut butter and part of a corn chip. They are the reusable Tomcat traps, they have worked great so far. There was at least one rodent out there when I turned out the rabbit light, hopefully it will check out the trap...
     
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    Baymule

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    Maybe get a Jack Russel Terrier? LOL
     
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    Oh no! I had a Russel once and that dog was a nightmare!
    I have met some I like though...and for whatever reason they all seem to live past 20 years.
    There are 4 (all different owners) that come to the clinic that are over 20 :old But still just as hyper!
     
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    So, nothing in either trap yesterday, and this morning both traps are missing. Gone. No where to be seen.

    Last time this happened a rat had run past and the trap snapped on one back leg, rat kept going until the trap got stuck in a fence. I found it a day later and put the rat out of its misery. I will keep searching but I guess I need to buy some more traps and drill a hole through so I can attach a wire and stake.

    I received the rolling log trap yesterday but didn't have time to set it up. It's getting set up today and hopefully it will work.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Had a mouse get one leg caught and ran -- right into another trap.:lol: There was a lot of smacking a clacking going on when I found it. Then, unhooked one at a time to play "swim away" in the spiral flush.
     
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    Larsen Poultry Ranch

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    Yeah, that's kinda what I did on the one with the leg stuck. I just grabbed the second trap and pushed it right up next to the head. When it turned around to see what I was up to it set off the trap.
     
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