A mouse is using my bird feeder

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RATATTAK

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5,222 posts

125 months

Friday 13th July
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I have recently put up three suspended bird feeders in my garden. These have attracted sparrows and at least one robin. Today I noticed that a mouse was traversing a brick wall to feed at the one of the feeders. Is this unusual ?

Munter

28,173 posts

177 months

Friday 13th July
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Not hugely unusual:


You'd need to find a way to block it getting there. E.g. a pole with a cone on it half way up etc.

monoloco

238 posts

128 months

Thursday 19th July
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I'll go along with that.....


Boosted LS1

17,593 posts

196 months

Thursday 19th July
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I've had rats on mine.

Munter

28,173 posts

177 months

Thursday 19th July
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Boosted LS1 said:
I've had rats on mine.
Always have to go one better... hehe
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littlebasher

2,487 posts

107 months

Friday 20th July
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Boosted LS1 said:
I've had rats on mine.
We had rats on ours as well, despite me trying to convince the wife they were just big mice.

Then the neighbours cat discovered we had rats on the bird feeder.

Now the cat spends the majority of the day in our garden watching the bird feeder and i've not seen a living rat since (just 15 or so dead ones the cat leaves behind)

Boosted LS1

17,593 posts

196 months

Friday 20th July
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I wish I could borrow your neighbours cat. I live by a brook so frequently see rats in the garden. They don't seem to be a problem so I suspect they do get predated.

Roofless Toothless

1,598 posts

68 months

Saturday 21st July
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At my last house I had a first floor balcony, right outside my study, and I could sit at my desk, open the French Windows and enjoy a view of several miles of countryside while I was at work.

I decided to rig up a bird feeder strapped onto the balcony railing, so it was only about six feet from where I was sitting. There were loads of birds, being on the very edge of town, with fields and woods around - I counted over 40 species either in or from my garden. It was nothing unusual to look round and see a woodpecker at the feeder.

One day, I spotted a rat shinning up the metal pole of the feeder, just like a human would shin up a lamp post, deliberately making his way towards the fat balls with a most determined look on his face. It was, as you say, a 'good effort' and I could only admire him.

Saleen836

5,621 posts

145 months

Saturday 21st July
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