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Do cats *really* keep mice away?

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Old June 17th 08, 06:18 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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Default Do cats *really* keep mice away?

"Daniel Bernard" wrote in message
On Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:50:15 -0500, "MaryL"

"dejablues" wrote in message

Besides, cats shouldn't eat mice. They are full of parasites.

My cats don't eat mice, and the only mice they play with are little toys
that *I* bring home. That's because they are indoor cats, and
I have never seen any real mice in this house. I don't know how you are
going to convince outdoor cats "not to eat mice," though!

AFAIK, my little hunters have never eaten anything they have caught.
They do bring home their prey as gifts, though.



When I was a youngster, we had outdoor cats. One of them would bring a
mouse to my Dad almost every evening when Dad was sitting on the patio. The
cat would then proceed to eat *most* of the mouse but would leave a little
pouch of intestines. Yuck! But Dad believed that the cat was bringing him
a gift and/or showing off his hunting skills.



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