Hi All: I recently discovered that I have mice getting in my attic. We have a pet budgie. My question is this: If a mouse decided to enter the cage and go after the budgies food (at night when everyone is sleeping) would this cause problems for the bird? I'm inclined to think that the mouse would be afraid of a bird even though they are about equal size. Anyone have any experience with this?

I'm trying to get rid of the mice, but it takes time. Not sure how they are getting in. I've lived in my house for 25 years and all of a sudden I have mice..very strange.
Robert
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Hi All: I recently discovered that I have mice getting in my attic. We have a pet budgie. My question ... getting in. I've lived in my house for 25 years and all of a sudden I have mice..very strange. Robert

I "doubt" the mice would be much to worry about to the bird, but they can cause all kinds of problems if left alone. I recently found out we had "Roof Rats" in our house. Came home one morning and found one on my dresser, which scared both me and the rat . I bought one of the "Havahart" live traps, and set it in the attic. In a week I had caught two of them, and have seen no more so that was probably it. They are the best, "safe" way to get rid of them.

25% graduate functional illiterates. We should remove the warning labels from everything and let nature take care of the problem. Peter Weisbach
What is a roof rat? Are they large? Do we get them in New England?
It's kind of a cute rat with big ears, and is smaller than the "Norwegian Rats we also have here. The pest control guy had told me we had them in the garage about a year ago. I had never heard of them, but looked at the net and found them. He said he was not worried about them out in the garage, and since I have gray squirrels all over I did not want to try to trap or poison them.

Now when I found one in the house, that was a different story. As to whether they are up in the NE, I don't know. I'm sure if you type "roof rat" in a search engine you could find them. I did not read much about them when I looked it up back then, I had just never heard of them.
25% graduate functional illiterates. We should remove the warning labels from everything and let nature take care of the problem. Peter Weisbach
And then what do you do with the cute, live caught little roof ratties?

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I'm trying to get rid of the mice, but it takes time. Not sure how they are getting in. I've lived in my house for 25 years and all of a sudden I have mice..very strange.

Glue boards work very good, leave one where ever you see evidence of a mouse being there (like turds).
Usually one can pick them up, and fold them over, and put in the outside trash can, with any problems.
Feed em to the snakees
Dave
And then what do you do with the cute, live caught little roof ratties? Bob W Check out our web site, A few new features and new pictures. http://www.onemorebird.com /

As much as I would have loved to let them go, I could not see doing that since they would have just moved into another house so I killed them.
25% graduate functional illiterates. We should remove the warning labels from everything and let nature take care of the problem. Peter Weisbach
Thank you for not transporting them out into the country side where those nice country folks need more rats..
Bob W

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