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Has anyone discovered a way to stop cats catching birds? Mine are extremely good at it. My garden is like  abattlefiled. I now don’t let them out until after 8am and get them in by 7pm as I’ve heard this can help the bird population!
I don’t mind too much when they catch rodents, like rats and they’ve had two of those!


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      Susan Dahringer wrote May 21, 2009
    • What I had to do is get out the water hose or turn the sprinklers on.

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 21, 2009
    • My cat is a hunter. And, he hates being in the house at night. I don’t like him outside while I sleep but I’ve found it impossible to keep him inside. This morning there was a dead rat at my back door; better than in the house which has happened.

      I think really the only thing that is certain to keep kittys from hunting is to keep them inside. My childhood cat hat a bell on her collar and that worked but if a cat is a climber a collar is not a good option. Mine has a microchip and I know some have a tattoo inside their ear.

      Best of luck, Jane!

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      Susan Dahringer wrote May 21, 2009
    • Good evening Jane,

      Get a dog, a small one to chase off the cats .


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      Jane Woods wrote May 22, 2009
    • A dog, Susan? That is an idea but they are my cats and I adore them so maybe not!

      Chocolatiere, I read up on bells on cats and it seems they are very bad news. Research shows they catch less rodents but not birds. My cats are still under one year old and easier to train (if you can ever ‘train’ cats). they don’t seem to mind much at the moment. Maybe because as soon as they come in I give them their nightly treat and we curl up on sofa where they pull my knitting to bits.
      Love from the incipient mad cat lady (A work in progress)
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