Rodents eating my finches

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by harmony farm, May 16, 2016.

  1. harmony farm

    harmony farm In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2016
    Victoria australia
    Morning folks

    I have a 4mx3m aviary, I'm starting to lose b, as can't see away for them to escape I'm assuming rodents get in through the soil in the ground. Losing a finch a day at the moment.

    Any suggestions without having to concrete the floor , I also have quail there too but their not being touched.

    Any suggestions or ideas appreciated.

    Thx Chris

  2. rottlady

    rottlady Songster

    Mar 20, 2016
    Georges Mills, NH
    are the birds totally gone or dead bodies left behind? Rodents will not carry off a finch. They would eat it in place unless it is a Rat.

    Rodents up to Rat size as well as Weasels can get through ANY hole or gap 1" wide

    Additionally snakes also prey on small birds

    Easiest way to see what is killing them is to install a game camera or two set at highest sensitivity in the aviary

    edited to add just now see you are in Oz. Several small to med small lizards also eat birds and can get through gaps or under dirt as well
    Last edited: May 16, 2016
  3. harmony farm

    harmony farm In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2016
    Victoria australia
    Hi Mate

    Thanks for replying: Ye in aviary nothing left , just seen a few feathers. There is holes in the ground though where i know there getting in but as whether there eating them or not i really don't know.
  4. COOP3726

    COOP3726 Chirping

    Aug 9, 2012
    Cover the floor with 1/4 hardware wire and cover it with mulch. This will not let anything come through it.
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