Last night my cat brought in a mouse right before I was going to sleep, and I tried to save it but failed. She killed the creature, and then gave it to me. It was really cute.

I thought it was really kind of her to bring me a dead mouse, and I want to take a picture of the dead animal when she's got it with her and hasn't given it to me. I let her suck my pyjamas or whatever, and I gave her a bit of wet food in an effort to bribe her into getting me another so I could photograph it, but nothings working.

Is it possible for me to ask my cat to bring me a dead thing? I want her to bring me one every day now, and I want my house to be littered in corpses that I can take out.

  • The cat seems to have noticed that you are not a very good hunter. Also FYI: Be careful what you wish for.
    – WBT
    Aug 27 '16 at 16:27

It is possible to train you cat to do tricks. It will take considerably longer than with a dog because you first have to convince the cat that learning is worth the effort.

However, the only way I can think of to teach her to hunt for you us to reward her when she brings something home, and to increase her opportunities to find things to bring home (which may require training her with some sort of lure). Or to just work on "bring it here" -- which is a difficult concept for some cats.

What you've been doing won't work because she isn't connecting her action with the reward.

And not all cats are dedicated hunters, especially if they aren't hungry.


My cats bring me cat toys from around the house, such as fuzzy balls, fake mice, fake feathers, etc. They also get into my hair ties and bring those to me too. This is their form of indoor hunting. Maybe if you get your cat some toys, she will naturally collect them and bring them to you. It may not give you the satisfaction of having your house littered with corpses(!!!), but it will give the cat the satisfaction of hunting even when she may not be hungry enough to hunt an actual edible creature.

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