Hello everyone! It's been a while. Mexico and Ice are doing well, however, we are having a bit of a problem with mice right now.
I personally do not have a problem with using snap traps or things like that, and we've been using different kinds such as those to catch and dispose of them.
My bed is right beside my budgies' cage and I've caught three mice under my bed so far. Unfortunately I haven't been able to let Mex and Ice out lately because of the mouse problem. (Not that they really like coming out anyways... They're a bit lazy.
In total we've caught about 6 mice, and every time we catch one I'm disgusted. I can't stand them... Ugh.
The thing is, up until today I thought my budgies were safe from them. Although their cage is raised off the ground, and I don't think the mice have reached it yet, I did see a mouse in their food bucket today and I freaked out. There was an open bag of millet so I'll be chucking that, but I don't think they've been able to get at the actual pellets and seed because they're in thick plastic bags.
I'm really disgusted because I keep the food in a tin pail which I didn't think they could reach, but it managed to climb the side of my wicker basket that I keep newspaper in and climb to the pail from there because they're right next to each other.
I read on another post that they don't like cinnamon, so I was wondering if it's safe to sprinkle it inside the cage and also around it? Or will that be too much for the budgies?
Also besides the obvious disinfecting and keeping everything clean, are there any other suggestions anyone can offer? There didn't seem to be a ton of detail on TB about mouse problems.
Side note: the last three mice we saw were young, so I'm hoping we've gotten rid of the parents and are just dealing with their litter of babies right now.