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Slugs in Guinea Pig hutch

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beadyboo Wed 14-Sep-16 11:22:31

Our piggies live in an outside hutch. It is quite large, and is on legs, so off the ground.
I went to take their bedtime hay out last night and there were 2 massive fat slugs in their hutch - yuck!
I want to make sure it never happens again, but don't like the idea of putting pellets round the hutch just in case.
Any suggestions what I can use to deter slugs and snails from sneaking into the hutch?

TheFlis12345 Wed 14-Sep-16 11:23:42

Copper tape! You put it around plant pots to keep them off so should work for this.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 14-Sep-16 11:43:57

YY copper tape round the legs of the hutch and round the edges where they are likely to get in.
And you could put a beer pond (they drown but I'm sure its a happy death) sink a shallow container into the ground and top up with beer.
Drown the slugs not the pigs , obvs wink

They are horrible slimey creatures <boak> . Our path after rain is covered in snails, DD and I wince (and schreech blush ) when we step on them in the dark Crunch

noramum Wed 14-Sep-16 12:45:47

Sorry to highjack but what can I do when the slugs invade the run?

I have two rabbits living in a hutch with run below. Unless all slugs died in this heatwave I will find them again in the hutch each morning or late evenings.

FernieB Wed 14-Sep-16 16:18:32

They won't bother the bunnies as much as they bother youwink. I'd put the copper tape around the bottom of the run - all the way round. The slugs will be sliming their way through the mesh, so if you tape round, it should stop them and won't affect the buns.

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