Is your cat an avid hunter?

Is your cat an avid hunter

Is your cat an avid hunter, going out at all hours of the day trying to get itself a tasty snack? Do you find mice and birds lying around the house? Cats have years of evolution behind them and their hunting instincts are completely natural to them therefore as pet owners, despite the mess it… Read more »

Is your cat an avid hunter, going out at all hours of the day trying to get itself a tasty snack? Do you find mice and birds lying around the house?

Cats have years of evolution behind them and their hunting instincts are completely natural to them therefore as pet owners, despite the mess it can sometimes make, it is near impossible for us to remove this drive from them completely.

We can however do various things to help minimise the amount of little animals are favourite felines are bringing home.

  • Be mindful of the times of day your cat is going out. Birds will be more out in the open during the day so perhaps lowering the amount of time your cat spends outside in the daylight could help reduce the amount of birds they are bringing inside.
  • If you enjoy feeding birds in your garden, make sure any bird feeders are quite high up. This can help lower the chance your cat has at reaching them in their hunting regime!
  • Some people recommend putting a collar with a bell on your cat so it reduces their element of surprise when hunting prey. Of course, Cats are clever animals are seem to always find a way to slip out of their collars!

As we said previously, hunting is an instinctual behaviour for cats so we cannot expect them to suddenly stop doing what is natural to them.

As pet owners we need to work with our animals and work out what is best for them, rather than stopping them doing something they enjoy.