Guinea pig invasion

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Ozarks_1, May 30, 2005.

  1. Ozarks_1

    Ozarks_1 Well-Known Member

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    About 2-3 months ago we had a guinea pig wander into the house (older mobile home actually) and take up residence. We see it every once in a while so we know what the critter is. It hasn't been a problem until a week ago ... now it's decided that our houseplants are part of its menu.

    We've put out the usual rat traps and poisons (didn't like the poison idea), but haven't had any luck catching or killing the thing. Sitting quietly and waiting for it to show its furry little head, then blasting it with a shotgun, is something my aunt's been considering half-jokingly (I think).

    Anybody got some good ideas for getting rid of this critter?
     
  2. Barb

    Barb Well-Known Member

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    Lettuce in a live trap will do it. They LOVE lettuce. Start with just setting some out where you think it lives and gradually move the lettuce further and further in the trap.
     

  3. MaKettle

    MaKettle Well-Known Member

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    :haha: Oh, how funny--a little feral guinia pig. We had them for pets, and they were so cute, and would sit in front of the frig and whistle for lettuce and carrots.
     
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