Keeping Rats Out of an Outdoor Aviary?

November 1, 2011

Rat Trying to Get in AviaryHow do I keep rats out of a outside aviary? They ate all 18 of my finches in one night.

By Rose from Sun City, CA



November 3, 20111 found this helpful
Best Answer

I lost all my canaries; 57 in number, all in one night. They just killed them. Best remedy, as I have not seen one rat since,Cats. Go to the humane society and ask for two that have not been house trained...wild. Keep them in an enclosed area for at least three days. Perhaps your garage. Feed them well. Love on them and they will protect you from mice and rats. Mine are free to roam our yard, and sometimes another will join them for awhile. Also you will have to make sure they cannot get into your aviary.

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 846 Posts
November 3, 20112 found this helpful

Rats can't climb smooth slick surfaces so if you tightly wrapped at least two feet high of low gage very smooth sheet metal around the bottom of the outside of the cage that should keep them out. Be sure there are no gaps along the bottom or at the seam and that the seam itself is smooth so they have nothing to grab on to.


I would also tightly fit the floor of the aviary with sheet metal too if it happens to have a dirt or wire bottom.

Reply Was this helpful? 2
Answer this Question
In This Page
Pets BirdsJune 12, 2017
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-24 09:09:25 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.