Originally Posted by RoosHuman
Is the bell a big issue? We just liked the color and got it so he could wear his tags.
If he's in the house, keep the collar. If he's outside, where he can climb, I would take the collar off so that he doesn't get it caught on something that he's climbing on, or under. Also, if you want him to actually kill mice, the bell is going to make it hard for him to sneak up on them!
I don't have a collar on Kitty because he is always climbing over and under things and I'm horrified at the idea that he could slip and hang himself. Twice he's damaged a claw; we think he's walking on the top of the horse stall sliding doors and catching a claw when he jumps down.
The down side of not having a collar is that he won't have his tags for ID if he runs off...
So, there's no perfect answer; you just have to decide what is the lesser of the 2 evils.