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Cats love to catch mice. And as natural hunters, they do this job extremely well. Your cat doesn't hunt because it's hungry - it's too well fed to need to hunt. It really does this as a natural instinct.

This shouldn't be a problem for you; but you should discourage him from disturbing garden wildlife. A rattle collar will act as a warning sign for unsuspecting birds, giving them a chance to fly away before the cat gets too close.

unwanted gifts

Your cat may occasionally leave a mouse and sometimes something large on your doorstep as a gift. People who study cats are not exactly sure why cats leave the animals they kill to their owners; However, this behavior is thought to be due to two reasons:

  • As a sign of his love for his owner.

However, they love to chase, kill and play with a dead mouse; so why not?

  • As a result of parental instinct.

Mother cats will teach the kittens to hunt by bringing dead or injured animals to their kittens for them to 'practice'.

So, your cat may actually be trying to learn how to hunt!

The way cats start hunting may also be a factor. No matter what they hunt, they like to exhaust, stalk and chase their prey until they are exhausted. And they usually prefer to do this in their own environment.

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The only effective way to prevent your cat from hunting is to keep it indoors. Of course, this might not always be practical - especially if he's used to staying out and about!

You can try encouraging him by playing more games at home. Hunting-like activities, such as chasing toys or playing with other cats, can allow your cat to 'repair' the forced deficiency caused by being prevented from hunting outside.

Remember to dispose of anything caught immediately. If you don't destroy the trophies he brings from hunting, he will think you approve of him continuing to bring them. You can wear a pair of rubber gloves on your hands for this particular job!

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