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Sounds sensible?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 21 Feb 2014, 20:39

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Re: Sounds sensible?

Postby pilvikki » 22 Feb 2014, 16:53


in canada it's carried by mice, but not too common.

owls. funny they didn't go for cats? :think:
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Re: Sounds sensible?

Postby Ice.Maiden » 22 Feb 2014, 17:25

Cats would've worked, I'm sure, but without neutering them all, they'd soon get overrun with kittens. Cheaper and less of a nuisance having owls flying around at night, than having dozens of cats roaming around. Not only that, it introduces the birds back into the wild where hopefully they'll mate, plus it's not every feline that'll tackle a rat. I DID wonder though, if the virus could be transferred to humans through cat bites and scratches, in which case, owls, which won't be generally handled, might be better?
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Re: Sounds sensible?

Postby pilvikki » 24 Feb 2014, 19:25

    there's that, too.

    it's just that cats have always been the go-to for mice. but look at what happened in oz... so yes the owls are a good idea, as long as there's enough of them.
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    Postby Ice.Maiden » 25 Feb 2014, 11:11

    Perhaps they should try both. Those pygmy rats don't look too big, and the cats might enjoy them as much as the owls. : )

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