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Old 03-15-2019, 05:38 PM
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gfretwell
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Sounds like a regular roof rat.
Carefully look around the screen cage for holes. It will be round and about 2" in diameter, usually up and next to some kind of ledge or roof line. If there is no place for a decent home and no food, they might go somewhere else but it really doesn't take much for them to nest in.
Occasionally they can just come in a screen door that didn't close all the way and if nothing attracts them they will gnaw a hole to get out. If you are lucky they stay gone. The problem is they leave a scent trail wherever they go and another rat may come see why the other guy was there.
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