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Old 11-16-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Would you feed baby mice to your cat like in this video? My wife thinks it's a cruel idea, but I think it would be nutritious.


Serval Eats 10 Live Mice! - YouTube
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:57 PM
 
Location: in my living room
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If my cats want mice they can go catch their own. I'm not going to hand it to them.
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Old 11-16-2013, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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No only no, HELL NO. While I am no fan of mice or rats, that is simply cruel and not needed for any reason. Just like those idiots who feed baby rabbits to their pet snakes.

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Old 11-16-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'll stick to domestic-sized cats who eat kitty treats.

Answer is no.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Never. I have compassion for the mice. They too feel fear and pain.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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What a despicable video. If I have a kitty (or dog) who catches an animal on their own, oh, well. But to deliberately do what that woman is doing is utterly disgusting. Her enjoyment adds to my disgust.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:47 PM
 
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I think that cat on the video was a wild cat, like a Serval, which live on lots of rodents in the wild. As far as a housecat, no, I wouldn't do that. I don't want any animal that lives on other live animals.
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Delaware County, PA
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If I had a Serval, I'd feed it live mice. My cats would eat gophers they would catch. I see no difference between those and small mice.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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My job description may include can opener but not mouser.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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No. What is my over fed lap cat could not catch a baby mouse? And I end up with a mouse loose in the house? Not all cats are natural mousers. Some are, some, not so much. I wonder if some cats have become so domesticated and reliant on humans for food, that the prey drive has become almost extinct?

We had a cat, he was just s sweet ball of fur, he once found a baby bird on the patio, it's cries were so upsetting to him, he came and got me, to "fix" and make it stop crying. We also had a mouse problem, he was completely useless. It took the outside, semi feral cat, to fix the mouse issue. Mickey would watch a mouse, intently, and stretch out his paw for it, to come play with him, but he would not even move to get it.

The video was no doubt training for a cat in rehab, or something, to train it to hunt for food, doing an assessment, to make sure it could survive in the wild. If the cat could not hunt, it would be inhumane to release it back into the wild.
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