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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    You can actually hear them (at least, I still can, my wife can't and they drive my daughter nuts*, but for some reason they don't bother the rabbit). They are right on the upper range of human hearing.


    * Apparantly, some places market ultrasonic gadgets for shops to dissuade teenagers from hanging around outside...
    Just wait, you'll lose the ability to hear it eventually. Your daughter as well. Mind you depending on how old she is it might be upwards of 30 years.

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    Unless you are 500 years old I doubt you can blame it all on cats. I think the more likely cause is staring right back at you in the mirror. If anything habitat loss due to human activities will be much more impactful than cats.
    This is my assessment as well.
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    In most parts of the world, the presence of felis catus is the result of human activity.

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    When I was in high school, my mom made a stained glass window and set it up in our kitchen. That summer, a very territorial robin would swoop in at about 1:30 every afternoon when the sun hit it just right and start pecking at the window for about 5 minutes, then leave. If you can get something sparkly near where the robin is singing, you might be able to at least disrupt its routine without causing much trouble.
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    How long has it been a problem for?

    I ask because I remember when I have moved house I have been woken up in different places by:

    Sirens

    Trains

    Vehicles over Cobbles

    Barking Dogs




    After a few weeks it was like my brain just learned to tune out all of this noise and it wasn't an issue any more. Now everyone is different, but you might find that shortly you can just sleep through it and it just stops being a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStabby View Post

    After a few weeks it was like my brain just learned to tune out all of this noise and it wasn't an issue any more.
    That's exactly what it is. Also certain kinds of noises more easily are reacted to. So sometimes can tune out sirens but will wake to human voices.


    My friends trained their kids, well sort of, to go to sleep with noises in the house so they don't have to tiptoe around after 9PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblizz View Post
    That's exactly what it is. Also certain kinds of noises more easily are reacted to. So sometimes can tune out sirens but will wake to human voices.


    My friends trained their kids, well sort of, to go to sleep with noises in the house so they don't have to tiptoe around after 9PM.
    Very true. The neighbour's kid drives me crazy with her screaming, but sleeping next to a diesel generator on a boat is no problem at all (there's just a wooden wall between the bed and the generators and engines).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStabby View Post
    How long has it been a problem for?

    I ask because I remember when I have moved house I have been woken up in different places by:

    Sirens

    Trains

    Vehicles over Cobbles

    Barking Dogs




    After a few weeks it was like my brain just learned to tune out all of this noise and it wasn't an issue any more. Now everyone is different, but you might find that shortly you can just sleep through it and it just stops being a problem.
    This is actually a good question. I think it started a three or four days before I opened this thread, so it's about a tenday, give or take. Although in the last couple of days I didn't hear the bird in the morning, even though I heard it during the daytime. Either he moves around (sometimes his chirping is way more faint), or something like you describe has happened and I got used to it. I just hope it stays like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrStabby View Post
    How long has it been a problem for?

    I ask because I remember when I have moved house I have been woken up in different places by:

    Sirens

    Trains

    Vehicles over Cobbles

    Barking Dogs




    After a few weeks it was like my brain just learned to tune out all of this noise and it wasn't an issue any more. Now everyone is different, but you might find that shortly you can just sleep through it and it just stops being a problem.
    There is a story I heard once about a train that used to make a loud noise as it went through a town at night, the same time every night for some years, then one night it didn't, and the town woke up.
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