Our cat Tiger (whose name is really “Floof” because of his very floofy coat) is a killer. He loves game hunting for birds or small rodents. He usually has his fun and then leaves the small beast in very sad condition. Often, he will bring the animal into our living area as a present of sorts. Needless to say, Heather does not appreciate those gifts.
What do we do? I haven’t found a local chapter of “Bird Killers Anonymous” for pets. If you hear of one, let me know.
In the meantime, we love him. He’s a hilarious cat. You gotta take the good with the bad.
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Within a couple months after adopting my Siamese, I had to empty and take down all my bird feeders, including the hummingbird feeder. He was killing a minimum of one bird a day, even jumping up to snag the hummers in flight! He still gets the occasional bird, but more often its a lizard. I try to rescue them and hide them from him, because they are good for the garden. However, as you said, you gotta take the good with the bad – he also catches and eats grasshoppers, and my garden really appreciates that!
Love it, Deb.
Those “mild” kitties can be truly wild!
One of my favorite photos on Shiny Bits is of Floof’s paw sticking out from underneath a couch, I believe it was. I don’t know how to find that photo again. Maybe you can provide the link? From that one photo alone, I knew Floof was one cool cat. Or maybe I could sense the admiration in whoever took the photo–most likely you!
Yes, I love Floofie. He is a highly entertaining cat!
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