Bird catching or not

by Al Weyer
(Clyde, Ohio USA)

I take my cat outside on about a 40 foot leash. He stalks birds and tries to catch them. Is it OK to allow that, or will he be frustrated if I continue to keep him from catching them?

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No bird catching
by: Kurt (Admin)

Chasing birds is what cats do, but I would not let him catch them. It's bad for him and bad for the birds.

Instead, I'd do what Jim suggests, and give him a toy, something like a Kong Kickeroo to pounce on after the walk.

It's fine
by: Jim W.

It's good that you don't allow him to catch them. At the end of your walk, give him something he can sink his teeth and claws into, like a plush toy. He'll be fine.

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