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Can I Make My Cat Catch Mice?

Does Your Cat Catch Mice?

Hunting mice is a natural instinct for some cats while other felines can't be bothered with this task. You've shared the oft-bizarre presents coming from kitties in the past, but now I'm just curious about mouse catching capabilities. Say you have a known infestation, or a surprising lack thereof, do you rely on the cat to get the job done?
Note: It's not safe to let cats eat the mice they catch as the lil critters can carry all sorts of viruses, bugs, bacteria, or traces of poisons that can then be passed onto the feline and even the humans in the household, too!

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Anjelica-Joseph Anjelica-Joseph 5 years
My cat ate a mouse this morning should i b worried
corcar86 corcar86 6 years
My kitty likes to bring us lizards and little boyfriend's mom (whom we live with) gets upset about the birds saying "I don't mind her killing the lizards but I can't believe she gets to the birds" as if I could convince her to lay off the birds! lol
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Spelling and grammar. NOT winning today!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Oliver is strictly indoors, and thankfully there have been no mice. But given the 9.5 times out of 10, if you roll a small ball past him he just lays there, I would say no. If you get him to move his head, your are lucky. He's not old, he's just against expending unnecessary energy unless food is involved.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 6 years
I've never had a cat who could resist chasing and killing anything small! And that includes insects...not even from my laziest cat.
missy1632 missy1632 6 years
My cat killed 2 mice yesterday. And even vomited one back up... I don't mind if they were in the house already, and he caught them and brought their trespassing as$es to justice, but I don't want him bringing them inside from outside, as a 'gift' or otherwise. I mean, YUK!! Yesterday I found the innards of a mouse, made me gag. I’m talking stomach, intestines and some sort of black thing- liver or kidney, I think… YUK! I am getting him de-sexed soon, hopefully the killing will stop, but I don't want his loving personality to change :( I have another male, but he is older and de-sexed and I have never once seen him with a mouse, but he doesn’t love cuddles and isn’t ‘as’ affectionate. What a quandary.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 6 years
Lol mice, magpies (a big pest bird here), smaller birds and even SQUIRRELS! She is a killer...
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