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Home Forums Carers / rescuing a hedgehog Help! I’ve got rats. Reply To: Help! I’ve got rats.


There are two things I remember about the rats and hogs issue.

I’m told rats prefer a grain based diet – so, if the kitten / cat food you’re using has meat listed as its first ingredient, rats are less likely to go for it.

Also, rats are neophobes : change unsettles them. So, apparently, putting the food in a different location every night can help put them off from coming back.