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Posted 14th April 2012, 10:40 AM
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will rats eat pigeons


Will rats kill pigeons and eat them.


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Posted 14th April 2012, 10:41 AM
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yes..esp baby ones. Im afraid to ask what happend.. yikes.
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My female pigeon is no where to be seen today she usually stayed at home. I saw a rat today charging one my other pigeons so I was just wondering I guess I need to get rid of the rat.
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My female pigeon is no where to be seen today she usually stayed at home. I saw a rat today charging one my other pigeons so I was just wondering I guess I need to get rid of the rat.
better to shore up the loft so the rat can't get in. I don't blame her for going off if they are being harrassed by rat or rats.
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Its not next to the loft, and my lift is high up and rat proof. I have a rabbit cage right next to where I feed my pigeons and I just saw it today, I think its chewed through the cage and setting up a nest on the hay. I can't deal with it today so ill have to do it tomoz.
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Its not next to the loft, and my lift is high up and rat proof. I have a rabbit cage right next to where I feed my pigeons and I just saw it today, I think its chewed through the cage and setting up a nest on the hay. I can't deal with it today so ill have to do it tomoz.
I don't know what your set up is like but if the rat was charging one of your pigeons then that means a rat and pigeon were some place where this happend..so change it when you can.
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Its not next to the loft, and my lift is high up and rat proof. I have a rabbit cage right next to where I feed my pigeons and I just saw it today, I think its chewed through the cage and setting up a nest on the hay. I can't deal with it today so ill have to do it tomoz.
Tomorrow may be too late, you may lose other birds between now & then.
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Rats will eat holes in the crop/back of baby pigeons to get the seeds from the crop. The bigger rats will attack and can kill adult birds at night. I know we have members here who have seen the result of a bunch of rats that went through the loft. I've only had baby birds eaten by rats luckily. Fixing all the holes in the loft should keep them out. Half inch or Quarter inch wire too. Also remove all the food at night so you don't attract anything to the loft.
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ok thank you my loft is safe its just outside i checked the rabbit cage and there was no sighn of the rat i guess it just passes through there but just to be on the safe side i need to get rid of it. do you know any way of killing the rats without one my birds being in danger.
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You could use live traps where the rats go in but can't get out Then just take them with you on the way to work or something and let them go somewhere else. That's the safest way and cheapest - you can use the traps over and over again.
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Really??, let the rat go somewhere else - then it becomes someone elses problem. Are they a pest over there, Over here we are told to kill them as they wipe out our native bird life.

I would put it in a sack and then over the exhaust pipe of the car, Turn it on, Wait a few mins and your done, Most humane way I can think of aside from taking it to the vet.
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he could take it to the city where it could open up his own resturant where the main dish is ratatouille..lol..
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i had rats in my barn and had baby cochin bantams with their mother they would steal the babies right from under here, i hate them with a passion!
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oh and if you see a rat, theres already a bunch there!!!
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