When I say mice I mean wild mice that live outside. I was wondering because where I live mice are rampant (exageration) outside and tend to get into the walls at my house. I wanted to know so I would be prepared in the event that I do get guinea pigs. My parents would also like to know.
I don't know if guinea pigs and hamsters are in any way simmilar but when my hamster goes into heat I think she attracts mice because I only hear them during this time. Any info would be great. Thanks.
What kind of cage are they in? Mice can definitely get through CC cage grids. You'll just have to get rodent repellant. I think there's a device you can buy that sends out pulses that repell redents safely but I'm not sure if it's safe for guinea pigs too.
I try to keep everything in airtight containers and keep the cage area clean as possible.
I would deffinately keep their food in air tight containers. I do so with my hamsters food. I would be putting them in a large CC cage.
Thanks for the advice. I am still wondering about if the guinea pigs themselves repell mice and rats. Do they? Does anyone on here know?
That device wouldn't probably be a good thing because I have a hamster. I wouldn't want to hurt her.
We invested in three Havaheart live mouse traps. We bait them with peanut butter. We released six mice within a few days!
You can put 1/2" or 1/4"hardware cloth around whatever cage you make. The mice will be unable to enter when the cage is close and you are sleeping.
lisam- We tried to use those mouse traps where they walk in and then get stuck, we also baited them with peanut butter and ritz crackers put together. We would go check the traps in the morning and the peanut butter and crackers would be gone, and the trap would be closed but no mouse! We don't know how they did it so we saddly had to resort to the old fashioned killing traps. I really don't like using them but that is the only type that works.
Lynx- I think that whenever I do get guinea pigs I will have to try that.
Thanks all for the advice now I will be even more prepared for when my parents decide to let me get guinea pigs.