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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2014, 21:45 »
I tried  a quick release collar on one of my cats to stop him catching birds. It took about half an hour and lots of struggling for me to get it on. It took him 30 seconds to remove it. A neighbour bought a collar that emits a beep as her cat was a terror. It made no difference. She tried collars with bells and still the cat managed to catch birds.

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2014, 22:18 »
yorkie im am not being nasty or rude, i have many pets, im sorry if i offended anyone it was not meant as that. i do like cats always have  i have my hens dogs fish and nutty parrot!. they are my pets fencing re done for the hens i dont want them to do there buisness or roam in anybodys garden, they are my pets, if my hen wonderd in another persons garden are they classed as wild animals free to roam i doubt it

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2014, 22:26 »
No worries traacyken  :) .  Years of experience shows how polarised these topics can become and it can get quite offensive to some people when others get on their hobby horses.
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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2014, 22:30 »
Cats under law are free to roam, although owners can be held responsible for any damage they cause to property.  It might be quite a difficult case to prove in a court though. 

Some interesting information here :  http://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/your-pets-and-the-law.html
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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2014, 23:39 »
I had a Buff Orp cockerel who made local cats realise my garden was not the place to be  :lol: he has gone on now bless him ,but still no cat's  :D
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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2014, 07:39 »
I had a Buff Orp cockerel who made local cats realise my garden was not the place to be  :lol: he has gone on now bless him ,but still no cat's  :D

Most hens will see cats off , my garden was cat free during the day when the ex- batts were out .
The resident blackbirds even managed to fledge two broods a year because of this ! :)

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2014, 07:40 »
me too Rog, my big girls used to terrorise our feral cat especially when they was broody.
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2014, 11:11 »
I tried  a quick release collar on one of my cats to stop him catching birds. It took about half an hour and lots of struggling for me to get it on. It took him 30 seconds to remove it. A neighbour bought a collar that emits a beep as her cat was a terror. It made no difference. She tried collars with bells and still the cat managed to catch birds.
I think your cat caught onto the quick-release collar faster than you thought! I hate it when one of mine catches a bird but, unfortunately, that's their nature.
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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2014, 13:43 »
It is sad when your cat takes a birds life - but as you say "that's life".

This is an interesting article.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/gardening/unwantedvisitors/cats/birddeclines.aspx

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2014, 18:25 »
It is sad when your cat takes a birds life - but as you say "that's life".

This is an interesting article.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/gardening/unwantedvisitors/cats/birddeclines.aspx

I bet if they pumped a few million into the scientific investigation proof  that cats do seriously affect bird populations would be evident. :ohmy:
Will they ?
Me , a cynic ?  ::)

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2014, 20:42 »
Between the two cats next door I would put a wager on it that in the next 6 weeks they will bring back 30 birds, young and old.

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2014, 21:02 »
They are animals, doing what animals do - they don't have a conscience.
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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2014, 21:43 »
They are animals, doing what animals do - they don't have a conscience.

But they do what they do because humans buy them as a pet !

They generally have a conscience.

Some get upset , a lot do not .

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2014, 22:09 »
My cats were not bought. They would both be feral if I had not taken them on and tamed them down. They actually kill far fewer animals now because of this.
Also, cats help keep the rat population down. Is that a bad thing too?

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Re: cats one rule for dogs one for cats
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2014, 22:11 »
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But they do what they do because humans buy them as a pet

We don't make them catch birds  :wacko:  feral cats catch birds without us - so don't understand what you mean.

When they are catching mice/rats and eating them no-one bats an eyelid. It's just cos we prefer birds and so, in some way, cats have to be stopped from doing what comes naturally, which we can't.

I don't like them catching birds - but it is just natural for them, they are natural predators.

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Despite the large numbers of birds killed, there is no scientific evidence that predation by cats in gardens is having any impact on bird populations UK-wide.

http://www.rspb.org.uk/advice/gardening/unwantedvisitors/cats/birddeclines.aspx


sort of snap maxyboo!
« Last Edit: April 04, 2014, 22:13 by mumofstig »



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