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Archive for May 26th, 2012

Cats chasing birds

Saturday, May 26, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

If your cat chases songbirds, he probably learned very early in life that birds are appropriate prey. This comes from their mothers. They teach their kittens to stalk and kill prey. Unfortunately, this behavior is probably fixed in your cat for life. You can try putting bells on his collar to scare the birds away but cats tend to be very slow when they stalk so it’s unlikely the bells will make any sound at all.  Don’t try to solve the problem by cutting your cats whiskers. Some people think that this will prevent their cat from chasing birds because it makes them misjudge where to bite their prey. Cutting a cat’s whiskers is not good for his well fare. So what’s the safest solution? Keep your cat indoors.

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