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On Thu 4 Jun at 10:21am Nevillman wrote:
I'm getting fed up of seeing a pile of feathers where a cat has attacked a bird that has come into my garden. Shouldn't it be compulsory for all cats to have to wear a bell? Hardly any of the cats round here have them.
On Thu 4 Jun at 10:47am Green Sleeves wrote:
That sounds like a fair, and adorable solution. Tom Pain is probably thinking it was still down to 5g rays, rather than the neighbours cat.
On Thu 4 Jun at 2:22pm Ferret wrote:
The bird may have been killed by a sparrowhawk, if one is active in your area. That's probably as likely as it being killed by a pampered pet. It could be a feral cat too. Cats need to be collared to wear a bell, and owners are less likely to put a collar on their cat nowadays because they have them microchipped for indentification. Bells do save bird lives though according to some studies.
On Thu 4 Jun at 8:07pm Nevillman wrote:
Thanks ferret. If sparrowhawks are the ones with the four paws and whiskers then that's what it is.
On Fri 5 Jun at 10:58am Lewesteen12 wrote:
Cats gotta eat too
On Sat 6 Jun at 6:36pm Nevillman wrote:
Maybe while the owners are feeding their cats they could put a bell on at the same time then. The small birds getting attacked in my garden may occasionally be sparrowhawk food but they are not cat food.
On Sat 6 Jun at 7:16pm Green Sleeves wrote:
Are you suggesting cat owners wear a collar with a bell? Or only during feeding times?

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