More snacking between meals 16 June, 2010 Posted in: HodgeThe children, the childminder and I arrived home this afternoon to find the cat sitting by the sofa, pointing a proud paw to another small dead bird. That’s the second one this week. Suggestions to stop the carnage?
No suggestions, I’m afraid. But I wonder if the cat perceives the diet as mild punishment and is trying to impress as a Mighty Hunter? or maybe slight hunger just wakes up all the predator instincts.
We had a cat as a child who was way too good at catching birds (and mice and other creatures), so my mother bought a collar with a little bell on it. The bell would tinkle every time she moved or tried to jump after a bird. This worked pretty well, and the number of bird sacrifices reduced immensely. I think you can get them in any decent pet supply store.
Nothing else seemed to work.
It is in their nature to catch them and bring them home–the might hunter offering bounty to its beloved pack!!!
The cat we had as a child learned to move so that the bell on her collar did not ring…
Eimear, it’s all very unfortunate. Ellani, Katie, I had heard that cats can make their bells silent..disturbing.
They can make one bell quiet, but rarely two.
Thalie, that is VERY cunning.