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        11-04-2011, 04:41 PM
      #21
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    I'd say that if you end up to have a cat, feed him enough. I personally think it isn't right toward the cat to not to feed him enough so he'd hunt better. My view is that cats very probably hunt even them are fed anyways since they have that instict to hunt. And if not, then it's might better to find other ways to get these mice.

    Hopefully you or your boss manage to solve the mouse problem. Stepping on a mouse would be kind of horrid experience. I remeber back in gone years, our late cat brought a half-eaten mouse in front of our summer cottage door once early in morning. Dad, after waking up, stepped barefoot right on that mouse. What a nice way to start morning I bet...
         
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        11-05-2011, 11:18 AM
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    Trained
    Tamma -- if a cat is fed too well, she will not hunt. Period. I have spent my whole life around having barn cats. They would rather be lazy then bother to hunt. I always give my cats enough to live off of, but it's not enough for them to gorge and laze in the sun. So they hunt. They are not skinny; they are healthy.

    If a cat is fed sufficiently once a day, the remainder of the day they will hunt. My rule of them: give as much as they want once a day; what is left over after 1/2 hour is taken away until the next day. If food is left out for the cat 24/7, they will not hunt. So there is a balance there.
         
        11-05-2011, 01:55 PM
      #23
    Trained
    Yeah, we quit feeding our barn cats for a while, ONLY because they quit eating their prey and every morning I'd have 5 or 6 RAT butts on my front doorstep. Apparently that's the good part and they love to bring me gifts! Now they polish them off and I feed a little in the mornings to keep em healthy. No more butt gifts!
         
        11-13-2011, 03:39 AM
      #24
    Foal
    It's that time of year when EVERTHING wants to come in and get warm and cozy I can just hear my kids "mom, the cats got a mouse again!" Cats would be a warmer, fuzzier alt to traps sorry you had to step on it
         

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