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Old Thursday 18th May 2017, 16:42   #1
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Keep your cat inside during spring

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Old Thursday 18th May 2017, 18:03   #2
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Or at least put a bell around its neck.

I'm glad to see this is now being taken seriously. Further reduction of the grey squirell population will help too.

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I so agree with both of you.
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Agree but baby steps, getting cat owners to keep them inside during spring with so many vulnerable young birds on the ground would be a huge leap forward.


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Very good!

I hope RSPB encourages it.

Naturally, there will be always some insensitive owners who think that suffering of young birds is not important, but every cat owner who agrees will save young birds and mammals.

BTW, is it possible to make a cheap portable cat paddock from net on poles? I have an idea of a cross of this small fence to keep the sheep in, covered with the net used to protect grapes from starlings. Such a thing would be also useful for cat owners who go on holiday with their cats, in which circumstances cats very easily get lost.
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Agreed. Nice post shared.
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Keep your cats indoors all the time...
Agree completely!
I do have several cats and they can enjoy the birds outside only through the window. Safe for everyone, including the cats themselves.
The bad thing is that most of the people in my country think that it is "natural" to leave your cat(s) to roam outdoors and catch prey for fun. Not sure how it is in UK or other parts of the world, but I guess the same attitude still prevails.
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You're all wrong. Solution is get a dog, or a rabbit!

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Sigh....If life was so simple, my dear next door neighbour has 4 cats and there is no way on this heavenly earth she would lock-em inside, the lady loves her birds as well and is a long term member of a multitude of conservation associations etc; BTO, RSPB, Birdlife, OBC, Gib bird club, Kent nature and many more - she also passes on all the (dry ) Bird Study issues on to me!

So - I resort to flushing the cats when they are hunting migrants and others, most mornings early. They are very well fed but one of them is addicted to hunting Chiffchaffs and such, little b+++er.

I don't have any cats by the way!
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