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Yes, thanks in part to the move to a high rise building, it appears it didn't take long at all for Mik and Lex to take to this art! The cats believe they are invincible -- especially Lex who is not even close to the size of some of these aviary critters! So, without having to say much more, the boys are enjoying, or rather, frothing at the mouth in anticipation of catching a pigeon or two -- forget the kibble. This is a peaceful household, so no chance of that happening.

Anyway, any other urban dwellers know how to get pigeon crap off their balconies? Looks like that will be an ongoing source of frustration for me.
post #2 of 14
We had a pigeon that was pooping on our front stoop for awhile. Just get out a hose periodically and hose it down and it should take care of it.
post #3 of 14
Sounds like the kitties are thouroughly enjoying themselves
post #4 of 14
It's great to know that, thanks to some birds, the kitties are adjusting just fine!
post #5 of 14
Do they have a window perch? Bird watching is a great pastime for them. We put bird feeders up in front of the living room and kitchen windows, and Jamie loves it.
We were having trouble with blackbirds and sparrows leaving their droppings, because they were eating the grapes on the back of the house. I finally started weighing down strips of newspaper with stones, and discarding the newspaper every few days.
Are you going to allow the cats out on the balcony? I spent last weekend replacing the "cat net" on ours. It lasted about 5 1/2 years, and allows Jamie to go out for some fresh air and sun whenever he wants. It was expensive to buy all the telescopic rods, grips, and netting initially, but this time it ran just $85, because I only needed to replace the netting and cord.
post #6 of 14
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Mik's playing "let's stalk the pigeon through the window" right now.
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by jcat
Do they have a window perch? Bird watching is a great pastime for them. We put bird feeders up in front of the living room and kitchen windows, and Jamie loves it.
We were having trouble with blackbirds and sparrows leaving their droppings, because they were eating the grapes on the back of the house. I finally started weighing down strips of newspaper with stones, and discarding the newspaper every few days.
Are you going to allow the cats out on the balcony? I spent last weekend replacing the "cat net" on ours. It lasted about 5 1/2 years, and allows Jamie to go out for some fresh air and sun whenever he wants. It was expensive to buy all the telescopic rods, grips, and netting initially, but this time it ran just $85, because I only needed to replace the netting and cord.
Great setup you've got there, Tricia. I'm sure Jamie LOVES it! He can watch all the birds and do so safely. I haven't decided yet whether or not to let them out, and how to create something safe enough. Thanks for the idea.

But I know I'm definitely going to get a lot of use out of it in the summer. I've never had my own balcony/yard anywhere in Toronto. It's like New York that way. Prime real estate.
post #8 of 14
You think that's bad I have GEESE!! Since it's the migration season every day at dawn about 3 formations of geese fly past my window on the 19th floor to my cat's compleet and utter delight and my shegrin. (sp) I won't get to sleep in until Snow falls.
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
You think that's bad I have GEESE!! Since it's the migration season every day at dawn about 3 formations of geese fly past my window on the 19th floor to my cat's compleet and utter delight and my shegrin. (sp) I won't get to sleep in until Snow falls.
post #10 of 14
That I can understand. These two ducks (on either side of the rhododendron) are regular visitors:
post #11 of 14
When we lived in the apartment, Ace used to get all teeth-chattery when geese were outside. I was like, "Please. You are the most coddled cat on the planet, and you can't even catch a bug. Those geese would have YOU for dinner."
post #12 of 14
We have a birdfeeder right outside our livingroom window....within 5 feet of it...and Toby and Tedy sit together on thier cat tree and watch the birds, squirrels and chipmunks all the time. (I LOVE to watch their tails when they are observing prey. Those tails speak voulumes and keep me entertained!!!)
Linda
post #13 of 14
Bird watching, what fun for the babies!
post #14 of 14
Sounds like fun!

My boys like to watch the sparrows and finches at the bird feeder.. they jjust sit there.. staring.. every once in awhile Nacho will start his chattering.
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