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Title: Rabbits
Post by: curlygirlmadie12 on January 29, 2008, 06:15:08 PM
Can rabbits attract rats because my friend's rabbit was outside when a big rat walked underneath the gate and her mom was soo scared!She was wondering about this question.   :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Title: Re: Rabbits
Post by: mandycoot on January 29, 2008, 07:01:50 PM
This sounds like a case of correlation not implying causation. ;) Rats generally stay away from any animal not prey to them. Judging by the behavior of the rat, it sounds like this may have been a domestic rat that was let go. :( I hope someone compassionate is able to trap him and find him a safe home.
Title: Re: Rabbits
Post by: NutKitty on January 29, 2008, 10:15:18 PM
I remember a huge rat running across my parent's porch as my sister and I were leaving for school one morning.  Plenty of cats around and such - but the (very wild) rat didn't care.  Heh.
Title: Re: Rabbits
Post by: Jennicat on January 29, 2008, 10:47:54 PM
Any place where there's food may attract a rat.  A rabbit hutch full of hay, pellets, and vegetables could certainly "attract" a rat, but no more so than a kitchen full of food!
Title: Re: Rabbits
Post by: Eileen on January 30, 2008, 05:26:08 PM
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I remember a huge rat running across my parent's porch as my sister and I were leaving for school one morning.  Plenty of cats around and such - but the (very wild) rat didn't care.  Heh.

Yep! We had a rat (wild) in our old apartment; I have 3 cats. He would come by every night & stick his head out of a hole in the ceiling that the landlord hadn't repaired. My cats would sit on the refrigerator waiting for him, and the rat wasn't bothered at all by the 3 cats.