Rats in Shed with Pet Rabbits?

I have a big shed in my garden and my 2 pet rabbits live in it. I saw a big rat in it one day. I have put poison in there, but the rat keeps moving the carton and I don't know if it's eating any. Also today there were rat dropping in my rabbit's run. I am scared they will harm my pets. Can you please help.


By Patsy

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July 9, 20120 found this helpful

For God's sake "never" use poison products near any animal. The Rats may be eating the poison you have left for them but if they have access to the Rabbits pen and leave their "droppings" this can be a huge problem. Have you considered removing "all" poison and replacing with two Cats? Good luck.

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July 9, 20120 found this helpful

Please don't subject any cats to rats! Rats can kill a cat, especially if the cats can't escape! Think of the weight of a rat compared to a normal cat - about half or more! Now to the rats. You don't say what kind of rats. There are 'Roof Rats' that live high up in sheds, barns, etc. and there are Norway rats that live down on the ground and dig burrows.


Remember, like a mouse, rats can get through any hole, if they can get their heads thru, so look for where they are getting in at and put 'strong Hardware cloth' over those holes. Since they can dig holes (I've seen plenty in horse's stalls), you'll have to reinforce the shed floor with metal of some type.

Those rats found a smorgasbord in rabbit food (actually, they'll eat most anything) and they aren't giving up easily. You've got to enclose your rabbits with metal, just like if you had a chicken coop to keep varmints out. Put the rabbits food in secure metal cans, too. Also, rats carry diseases and/or rabies. (Information from hubby, who is an exterminator 30+ years)

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June 24, 20160 found this helpful

Hi im salisha from trinidad an tobago .i have huge problems with rats in my back yard were i have my chickens ans ducks they are destroying all of my eggs they come into the coup to eat the feed and the eggs im fed up i try rat poison but they keep on coming . when a set dies a new set jus keep on coming right back ..please help

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June 29, 20190 found this helpful

hi i have a bunny in a pen but has a quarter size hole in the wire i put around his pen now and is wood and a little less then an inch between boards is it safe to leave him outside as i live in alberta and suppose to be rat free but my neighbor saw she thinks is a cotton rat would rat traps work or would poison be better to kill them and does those electronic devices to kill them and i saw that pop can kill them too is that true thanks for answering denise

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July 6, 20190 found this helpful

Where theres food, theres rats, and they will attack and bite your bunnies. We have wild bunnies and I caught on camera a rat biting a new baby bunny and kept trying to attack it. The mom bunny was trying to guard her baby, so we went and saved the baby bunny.


The poor baby had a bite above its eye and one on his little foot. Not sure why your bunnies are kept in a shed, theyd love to be inside with you. Rats are opportunist and will attack anything, dont chance it.

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July 26, 20190 found this helpful

you a good cat maybe a ginger tom will get get rid of rats . Just don't overfed it.

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January 6, 20200 found this helpful

Soda pop doesnt work at All. Dont bother with it.

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