View Full Version : Mum thinks rabbits cause rats

06-08-2012, 08:36 PM
She is watching a programme on TV. Not sure what channel. I only walked in to give her a cup of tea. The family have young children and a pair of rabbits and they have problems with rats in their gaden. Mum raised her eyebrows and nodded at the TV "They've got pets and have problems with rats".

Yeah ok mum :lol:

06-08-2012, 08:38 PM
i dont think rabbits cause rats do they ?

06-08-2012, 08:39 PM
Rats are everywhere :lol:

06-08-2012, 08:40 PM
Rats are everywhere :lol:

well thats true :lol:

06-08-2012, 08:42 PM
Rats are everywhere :lol:

Yep i have 12 in the house :lol::lol::lol:

It is mess and spilled food that tends to attract rats not the animals

06-08-2012, 08:43 PM
great. every programme like this winds up my neighbours.

06-08-2012, 08:44 PM
Rats are everywhere and can live anywhere as long as there is a warm hidey hole and food nearby. A lot of people think that rabbits and guinea pigs attract rats but they don't really. It's just if people leave bedding and food laying around the rats will happily have it :lol:

06-08-2012, 08:46 PM
It's just if people leave bedding and food laying around the rats will happily have it :lol:

i have saw birds taking hay for nests

06-08-2012, 08:47 PM
Compost heaps in the garden attract rats,also decking can attract them.I don,t have either and have never had a problem:D

06-08-2012, 08:52 PM
poppytosh. Leaving food sources and hiding spots attracts rats hence decking and compost heaps are good places to go rat spotting.
In this country you're never more than 6ft away from a rat on average.

loppy ears
06-08-2012, 08:56 PM
And apparently dog poop attracts rats :mrgreen:

06-08-2012, 08:56 PM
We have decking but I think it is too secure to get underneath it. If anything it might have some frogs under it lol. I just make sure to keep everything nice and clean and put away and we have never had a problem.

I always thought having a dog sometimes helps keep them away. Depending on how much your dog likes to hunt and chase things lol