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Old 04-05-2022, 06:24 PM   #1
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Are the sonic rat deterrents safe to use around tortoises. We had a rat problem during hibernation and have plans in place to make hibernation safe this year. A neighbour mentioned these sonic deterrents which emit high pitch frequencies. They tell me they work but I am not sure how these would affect a hibernating tortoise.
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Old 06-11-2022, 09:28 PM   #2
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Tortoises only have very low frequency hearing (lower than humans). They will not be bothered by ultrasonic deterrents.
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Old 06-11-2022, 10:54 PM   #3
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Didn't deter the vermin but really affected my tortoises. All eggs were fertile but dead in shell. Stopped once device was removed. So I wouldn't recommend them.
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Old 06-11-2022, 11:29 PM   #4
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Didn't deter the vermin but really affected my tortoises. All eggs were fertile but dead in shell. Stopped once device was removed. So I wouldn't recommend them.
Oh wow. I always wondered. That's a real shame about the eggs.
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