Will a wild mouse attack my cockatiels in their cage?
by Dwight Snow
(Angus Ontario Canada)
I have been on a number of occasions woke up in the middle of the night with my birds flapping and squalking, and falling off their perches. When I look at them I see a lot of feathers missing with blood on the side of the cage. I have Ma and Pa in one cage with their two boys in another. I also know that there is a mouse in the house I have been humainly trying to trap him I have seen him, he also leaves evidence of bird seed in various different locations. I assumed that he was picking up seed fallen from the cage. The one cage is a couple of inches away from a couch where I have found mouse evidence. In your opinion is this mouse attacking or scareing my birds? I am very concerned as there is a lot of blood stain for such small birds. Otherwise they seem normal and are functioning well.