We adopted a neighborhood cat not long ago and we have noticed it likes to hunt down and eat these rats or mouse don't get a good look at what it is.Today he caught one and ate it,I'm wondering does that mean he's hungry or is he just doing it for fun?I'm a little worried bringing this cat into our home,letting it sleep on my daughters bed with rat breath,do you think the germs from eating a rat could harm my daughters bedspread?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Oct. 4, 2010 in Pets
Answer by older at 8:19 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by TeensMom07 at 8:19 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Teens, how can allowing a cat to pursue hi/hers natural instinct be abusive??? what is abusive is controlling them inside.
Answer by older at 8:34 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:19 PM on Oct. 4, 2010
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 3:54 AM on Oct. 5, 2010
I agree with TeensMom--in addition to what she said, I'd like to point out how an outside cat has a much more dangerous life and will typically only live a few years, as compared to 15 or more for an indoor cat.
Also, I think it is cruel to the native wildlife to allow cats to hunt relentlessly. My neighbors have outdoor cats and it drives me nuts catching them in my yard, killing chipmunks and baby birds. They aren't hungry, they're just doing it for fun. I turn the water hose on them every time I see them in my yard. How is that fair to me and my family? We keep our cats inside so we don't have them decimating animals, only to have to deal with other people's cats. Very frustrating!
Answer by vicesix at 7:38 AM on Oct. 5, 2010
Answer by Marinemom03 at 2:20 PM on Oct. 5, 2010
Answer by mrogers86 at 12:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
Answer by tasches at 2:53 PM on Oct. 6, 2010