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    03-31-2012, 11:24 PM
  #21
Yearling
A multipurpose cat is the best kind! Unfortunately, my son and I are allergic so Kitty never gets to come into the house. He does get lovin' when hubby is sitting out on the barn patio, and he gets to come into the garage when it's really cold or too hot - we build him a 'nest'. We have no idea how old he is; he's got to be at least 7-8, and we are really lucky that he found us!
     
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    03-31-2012, 11:54 PM
  #22
Weanling
Is the bell a big issue? We just liked the color and got it so he could wear his tags.
     
    03-31-2012, 11:59 PM
  #23
Yearling
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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.
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    04-01-2012, 12:03 AM
  #24
Weanling
Hmmmmm... Maybe I can take the bell off. It is a breakaway collar, so it should unlatch if he gets it caught on something. I really want him to have his tags, in case he wanders. He is microchipped... but still! Anyways, he is my first "mouser." I am learning. :)
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    04-01-2012, 12:07 AM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by RoosHuman    
Hmmmmm... Maybe I can take the bell off. It is a breakaway collar, so it should unlatch if he gets it caught on something. I really want him to have his tags, in case he wanders. He is microchipped... but still! Anyways, he is my first "mouser." I am learning. :)
I am learning, too - didn't know they made breakaway collars! That's a great idea and much safer for outdoor kitties! Where did you find it?
     
    04-01-2012, 12:10 AM
  #26
Weanling
Petsmart!!

Petsmart.com

They have some cute ones.
     
    04-01-2012, 12:12 AM
  #27
Yearling
Love PetSmart! Thanks!
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    04-01-2012, 12:16 AM
  #28
Trained
Yes, remove the bell! Didn't you see the cartoon where the mouse puts the bell on the cat so they can hear him coming?
     
    04-01-2012, 09:53 AM
  #29
Trained
Microchipping is the way to go. There is a data bank that allows any pound that finds your cat to know who he belongs to so that you can come get him. There is no danger of it causing any problems for the cat.

I had a cat that got into trouble with a collar. She was apparently scratching her neck and she got her back leg stuck in the collar. By the time we found her, she had raw places on her leg from it. She hid for a full day before we were able to find her and help her. I took off that collar and haven't put one on a cat since.
     
    04-01-2012, 10:17 AM
  #30
Weanling
Good news!!!! My fiancÚ just came up from feeding, and said that Milo had left us a mousey present! Lol, he is off to a good start. Now I bet that the mice are on to him.
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