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My cat is a tortoise-shell, 3 years old... never really seemed to kill birds until the last few months! She has killed 3 birds in the last 3 weeks, one was during the night, but the rest were during the day, so I can't exactly lock her up all day long.

I gave her a collar with a bell, which seemed to be working until she somehow lost it, and caught again.

I want to know what the best way to prevent, or reduce this killing is. I've heard of the 'catbib' which is inexpensive and seems good enough, does anyone have any experience with this?

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How does a cat kill a bird?I never saw this,a bird can fly and a cat can't be that quick I think

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I am sorry,I think I have no idea
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Re: My pet cat keeps killing birds, help!

It is called nature, you can't stop it from happening. That Catbib thing is just cruel, if you were to get that maybe you should consider getting some pet birds because you obviously care about them more than your cat.

Seriously, if you don't like the fact your cat is killing other animals, you probably never should have got one. It is just part of who they are.

Usually a bell works fine, just keep using that.

Birds are annoying anyway They wake you up in the morning.

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I gave her a collar with a bell, which seemed to be working until she somehow lost it, and caught again.
Cats are pretty smart.

Does she bring them in the house or something, is that why you're annoyed? If she's just killing and leaving them outside, I don't see the issue. At least they're dead, my cat used to bring live birds into the house and let them go.

I agree with the above poster that the catbib is cruel. Don't do that to your cat.


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How does a cat kill a bird?I never saw this,a bird can fly and a cat can't be that quick I think

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It isn't that difficult for them, they usually just hide in a bush or something and wait until the birds are close enough to be pounced on before they realize what's happening.


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It's a cat .. cat kill birds

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at least you know your cat wont go hungry when you go on holidays.

you cant stop the cat doing what comes naturally.

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nature thing, cats hunt!
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Yeah, how can I stop neighbour's cat from killing gold fish in my garden pond. Fish survived a tough winter and now this annoying cat is killing them on by one. I don't feel like building a wall around the pond, more like shooting that cat Of course this cat is killing birds too
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just find a better way to attach a bell i guess?

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Cats are evil
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Completely agree . Hate them.

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i've lost the count of how many birds has killed my dog once killed even a cat
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