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I am furious that they did this!

post #1 of 16
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but also.. I realize that they are cats and they don't know any better.

I was playing computer when I saw Poptart sitting by the door to go into the kitchen.. my mum went out to make a coffee and gasped and told me to come and look at Poptart.. I thought he was hurt.. but saw that he had my bird, Ice, in him mouth, but promptly dropped it and took off running. I run upstairs to see if the other birds were alright. His cagemate, Polar, was still in the cage.. but she was dead, without a mark on her.. and the door to the cage was shut and locked.. so I don't know how Ice got out... But he is dead..-sigh- I think it was Nacho though that killed him.. as he was covered in feathers and wouldn't come near me at all.

I know I shouldn't be angry at the cats.. because this is what they do.. but these were gifts from my grandmother.. though i am not angry at them really.. just... I don't know.. upset.
post #2 of 16
That's awful!
Bad kitties!
No treats tonight!
post #3 of 16
It is the bacteria on a cat's mouth that will kill birds within seconds. They don't even have to bite the bird, the bird just has to come in contact with the cat's mouth. I don't think I could ever have birds and cats in the same house and be able to relax.
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy
It is the bacteria on a cat's mouth that will kill birds within seconds. They don't even have to bite the bird, the bird just has to come in contact with the cat's mouth. I don't think I could ever have birds and cats in the same house and be able to relax.
I have had birds for almost 10 years now.. and nothing liek this has ever happened.. =\\

Neither of the birds had blood on them though.. so..
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by hissy
It is the bacteria on a cat's mouth that will kill birds within seconds. They don't even have to bite the bird, the bird just has to come in contact with the cat's mouth. I don't think I could ever have birds and cats in the same house and be able to relax.
I agree - to me that's like putting a delicious looking candy in front of a child and telling them they must not touch the candy - that's cruel to my way of thinking. Birds are beautiful - so I would have birds OR cats but not both at the same time.

I'm sorry for your loss.
post #6 of 16
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We had the birds before we got the cats.. though those two passed away from age.. we alwasy had pairs of two or three.. Then we got the cats.. and ahev had them for 2 years.. and nothing happened till just today.
post #7 of 16
How sad. But it was probably only a matter of time...
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Leto86
but also.. I realize that they are cats and they don't know any better.

I was playing computer when I saw Poptart sitting by the door to go into the kitchen.. my mum went out to make a coffee and gasped and told me to come and look at Poptart.. I thought he was hurt.. but saw that he had my bird, Ice, in him mouth, but promptly dropped it and took off running. I run upstairs to see if the other birds were alright. His cagemate, Polar, was still in the cage.. but she was dead, without a mark on her.. and the door to the cage was shut and locked.. so I don't know how Ice got out... But he is dead..-sigh- I think it was Nacho though that killed him.. as he was covered in feathers and wouldn't come near me at all.

I know I shouldn't be angry at the cats.. because this is what they do.. but these were gifts from my grandmother.. though i am not angry at them really.. just... I don't know.. upset.
Oh I'm sorry for your loss!

We adopted a huge Water Dragon and she is in a steel cage and very protected and my cats are always watching her. Well we came across another baby water dragon at a local pet store in very poor condition and I thought Ok I love my big one and I can handle the little one. STUPID Me!! I felt horrible because we came home one night and Tiny was not in his cage!! I was so upset . I knew right away that the cats had broken into the cage. I didn't have a properly sealed cage. It was my fault.We found tiny he was dead.

I don't really talk about this but you seem so upset, I just wanted you to know that I understand how you feel. I will never bring another baby water dragon into my home without having a completely sealed cage. Honestly right now I would never bring one in.

I know my cats were only acting on their instincts. I completely understand that. I don't in anyway blame them. I feel as a pet owner if I can't protect all my pets than I don't deserve to have them. Sorry can you tell I still feel very guilty.

I am so sorry for your loss!!
post #9 of 16
O no! Poor birdies They are flying freely now over RB
Don't punish Nacho, he was just acting on his hunting instinct. He is feeling guilty now though, because his meowmy is upset and he now realizes why....
post #10 of 16
Awwwwwww! I'm so sorry for your loss. I birds. It might take some time for you to get used to your kitty again, after seeing him do something so (seemingly) horrible, but just try to remember that he loves you and needs you to forgive him. And, he's the same kitty as he was before this happened.
post #11 of 16
Poor little birds....
And poor little you...so sorry for your loss....
They will be your angel birdies, watching over you.
post #12 of 16
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I never caught Nacho doing it.. but he was the one covered in feathers.. and ran away from me when I asked him 'What did you do?' Now I am able to pick him up and everything with his is as it was before.
The only cat I know was not involved would be Gordito,, becasue he was passsed out on the rocking chair beside me.

We decided to give the green female, Kiwi, away.. as it isn't really safe now, anymore. As long as the cage was hanging.. everything was fine.. but we weren't able to hang it in this place. I put a poster up in the pet store and emailed a friend to see if she wants her.

Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts.
post #13 of 16
I am very sorry for your loss. I have a freind who raises birds - even breeds them (I forget the kind but it is a popular bird breed - my mind io=s upset at the moment and my orintology knopwledge lacking me right now) and she also has 5 cats, three of whom she refers to as the "kittens" -rescues that are now over a yr old. The otrhers are older - one almost 19. She has never had any problems but has strategies for keeping the species seperate. She also has a beagle! I think supervision is the key to any species like that - I once had a bunny and a beagle and while the two got along really well, I would never leave them alone together!!
post #14 of 16
I have a pair of Gerbils. Originally, I purchased teh Gerbils so Twitch would have a friend(& I a pet). She still loves them. She will lay in the cage with them & never harm them. She is a very special cat. She has no ability/desire to hunt other creatures. Lily, on the other hand, could be a problem when she grows up. I catch the two of them sound asleep together on top of the Gerbil tank. They are quite cute.
post #15 of 16
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Well, as long as I don't have a room to seperate them, I won't be getting small animals again.

I have a bouvier hound mix. and we ahd a rabbit, he was terrified of that little thing though The vcats always stuck thier paws in through the wires.. I am suprised he never bit them.
post #16 of 16
I'm so sorry for your loss of your birds .
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