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Questions tagged [hunting]

Used for questions on pets hunting other creatures. A pets urge to hunt is an instinct of most predatory animals.

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How can I keep my cat from bringing mice into the house?

Our ~9 month old cat recently started bringing dead (or barely alive) mice into the house, and now we seem to find a mouse every day. She doesn't seem to be interested in playing with, or eating them,...
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Is not allowing your cat to hunt ok?

I have a cat who lives mainly indoors but we leave the window open during daylight for her to come and go as she pleases. She could be gone for an hour or two at a time. We have a little bell on her ...
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How can I make my cat less lethal? [duplicate]

I‌ get extremely annoyed when my cat comes back home with a beautiful dead bird (as it happened an hour ago). There is a flap door in our house so the cat is free to go out. We don't wish to confine ...
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Is it possible for a cat to run down a wild rabbit and kill it?

When I was a kid my mother's brother had a cat with rather odd body. It was strong and muscular in the front and had a very lean and longlegged rear. He told us kids that the cat can run down a wild ...
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Why doesn't my kitten hunt like others?

My kitten doesn't hunt at all. It just keeps lying lazily in the carton box and when it feels hungry, it meows and we feed her. Even when insects or rats go in front of it, she just looks at them and ...
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Can killing a rabbit trigger a behavior change in my dog?

Dog is an English springer spaniel, male, 7 years old. I walk him in an overgrown park (dogs are allowed there), he is off the leash during our walks. Occasionally we see a wild rabbit or squirrel. ...