How to keep rats away from bird cages

How to keep rats away from bird cages

So How to keep rats away from bird cages?

Whether you keep birds indoors or outdoors, one thing is for certain; you don’t want rats invading your bird cages. Rats pose several threats to birds. Not only do they spread diseases, but they also steal bird food and can sometimes even attack birds and other pets with surprising ferocity. Rats are attracted to bird cages as a source of food and nesting materials. Every bird owner should take steps to keep rats at bay long before they start to pose a hazard.

You don’t have to lay down traps or poison to prevent rats, although these are useful to have on hand just in case you do find an infestation. There are some much simpler things you can do that will prevent rodent infestations.

For example, many people have reported success using cotton balls soaked in liquids with a strong aroma, usually essential oils. The idea is to overwhelm the rats’ sensitive noses and keep them away. If you also own a cat, you can use urine-soaked kitty litter as a very effective rodent deterrent.

Exposed food of any kind is likely to attract rats. But it just so happens that rats and birds often have similar diets. Both animals love seeds and nuts, bird food is a tempting target for a bold or hungry rat. Keeping stored food properly sealed so that rats can’t get to it easily is essential for any pet owner. If the rats get a taste for the food you feed your pets, They won’t hesitate to find a way of getting at your bird feeder.

If you want to be as proactive as possible, laying down humane rat traps is an effective solution. Leaving spring-loaded killing traps around your home could end in disaster. But humane traps are unlikely to cause any accidental harm to people or pets.


No one wants to deal with bugs, rats, micecockroaches, flies, textile pests, insects, wasps, hornets, or bee control and ants in their house or business.

Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible, since if left unchecked, they might spread rapidly and cause structural damage to your house, health risks, lots of stress or even a fire danger.

At Bon Accord, we provide a full range of home pest control services as well as the Bon Accord Helpline, which allows us to deliver our clients with the level of service they require when dealing with rodents, ants, cockroaches and other infestations.

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