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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 05:49 AM Thread Starter
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Recently my rabbits have been swarmed by slugs and snails, when I go in the morning there are about 20 all around my hutches. They only seem to go for one hutch and in the morning I find slime all over their bowls and their hutch which is really discusting and hard to clean off. Does anyone know how to get rid of them, not in the killing way but just preventing way.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 07:37 AM
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There prolly going in after water and maybe your rabbits veggies.... snails and slugs arent supposed to cross over copper, so maybe you could get some kind of copper wire mesh or foil from a garden store (they should sell it to go around flower beds) and wrap it around the bottem of your hutch.



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That's crazy! I had rabbits for YEARS and I don't think I ever had slugs. I have no idea, but I think the copper idea is great! Good luck!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2007, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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I know, I've never had them before, just now they all seem to want my pets food. Someone suggested salt, is that a good idea?


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I'd line your hutches with copper, it works the best as they try to pass over it and it gives them a small shock, sending them back where they came.
Salt just melts them, it washes away and doesn't stop them from going somewhere.
I use a pet safe slug killer around my garden, but i still wouldn't feel safe having to close to my pets (Which is easy since all my pets are indoors).

I would invest in the copper, it's not cheap, but it's 100% safe, lasts forever and really detours them unlike other products.
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