Ms. Jeff's Legacy
- Jul 2, 2019
Thank you for replying to my post, danteshuman.I would say all cats are ‘micro panthers’ (or mini tigers or mini lions.) Their prey drive is insanely high. Some cats prey drive is higher than others. Some cats were taught how to properly hunt and others (like mine) are city cats.... completely clueless about how to hunt but desperately wanting to hunt! Their hunting/wild side is why we love cats.
My advice? Build a catio and get lots of bird feeders outside. Kick your cat out into his catio the same time everyday (for 2 hours 4 hours max.) Let your pretty birds run free while your boy is ‘outside.’ Also your kitty needs play sessions every morning and night. Just to be safe I would lick him out of the room the birds are in when you are gone.
I honestly can say that is one of their little quirks I don't like. I know, it is an instinct and a strong one at that. Some of my cats will just 'play' with what they catch and I can usually get it away from them. Figaro is different though, he really seems to want to kill, and since he was rescued at six weeks of age, with no mother to be found, he really doesn't have an excuse.
That is a great suggestion! I have a large screened in porch that I can convert to a catio. Thank you.