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post #21 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 12:50 PM
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Yuki has always worn a breakaway collar. She's microchipped too. I've got a tag on her collar that says "indoor cat" and my name and cell no. She doesn't seem to mind the bell and I like it because it has helped me find her when she's escaped at night. It's so funny, she actually likes the turquoise colour ones more than the exact same style in a different colour. I'd got a pink one once and she took it off every time I put it on her. I bought another turquoise one and she left it alone. I think she knows it brings out her lovely blue eyes lol


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post #22 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 01:57 PM
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My boys won't wear them. I won't put anything but breakaway collars on them and they've both learned how to break the collar when I put it on.

They are both microchipped and I contact the company every January (same day I change my smoke detector batteries) and make sure they have my information correct.

I prefer them withOUT collars. The jangling annoys me and I think they look prettier 'au naturale'.
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post #23 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 04:36 PM
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No collars on my babies. They know who butters their bread and wouldn't dream of running away!! =D
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post #24 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 09:13 PM
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Both my cats wear collars with ID tags, even though they're 100% indoors. I feel safer knowing that they're collared and ID'd so that if, heaven forbid, they ever get out and go for an extended adventure, anybody who finds them will a) know that they're not strays and that they have owners and b) obviously, if someone finds them, they'll be able to contact us and hopefully get our babies home as soon as possible.

Coda is microchipped (one of the perks of adopting from our local shelter - all their kitties are microchipped and the correct contact information is updated before they're adopted out), and I'd like to get Cal chipped as well, but I still like them to wear collars, because that way anybody off the street can see their contact information, without having to take them to a shelter or a vet's office.

Plus, it's true that collars are way cute. Currently Coda is sporting neon pink zebra print, and Cal's got bright blue leopard print. And I like having little bells on them. If someone has left the door open and I'm trying to account for both kitties, being able to hear them is a plus.

EDIT: I always use breakaway collars, just to be safe.

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post #25 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 08:24 AM
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my cats are microchipped
now i am dealing with microchipping service to change owner info to mine, as they were microchipped just before adoption and despite my request (i paid for microchipping) they registered them as owned by a rescue group. It's been a month since I am trying to change it. grrrr. sorry off-topic
You should be able to contact the company that he is registered with. They can help. Especially if you paid for it.
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post #26 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 09:34 AM
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Gazoo got a collar with a little bell on it for Christmas. He was OK for a minute or two and then he kinda freaked out and started trying to get it off. At one point he managed to get it up over his chin and in his mouth. He then seemed to panic so I got it off of him and put it away. We wont be trying that again.

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post #27 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 09:48 AM
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Gazoo got a collar with a little bell on it for Christmas. He was OK for a minute or two and then he kinda freaked out and started trying to get it off. At one point he managed to get it up over his chin and in his mouth. He then seemed to panic so I got it off of him and put it away. We wont be trying that again.
This happened the first time I put a collar on my kitten. It was a breakaway but the buckle ended up in his mouth. I had to stick my hand in his mouth to undo the collar - that didnt go well for anyone!

If he can get it up over his chin, the collar is too loose. It's sometimes hard to tell especially with long hair or especially fluffy cats. Tightening the collar stopped this from happening. It didn't stop him from trying to remove the collar though so eventually I gave up as well.

I'm jealous of people with cute collars on their cats.


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post #28 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 03:31 PM
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I've noticed a few people complaining about updating the info on a microchip being difficult...it's always been easy for me, I just go to their website and update my info every time I've moved, and it's been no big deal.

I forget what the company I use is called (assuming there even are different companies) and I'm not sure if it's a local thing or not, but I've never had any issues changing my information with them.

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post #29 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 03:36 PM
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Both of my cats wear break away collars with their id/rabies tags. They are indoor cats,but I feel better knowing that they have some identification.I've been lucky because even though they run and play,the collars manage to stay on them.
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post #30 of 53 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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Yet another reminder of how low-key my cats are: neither of them have ever seemed to mind wearing a collar. Coda had a collar on her from the shelter when we brought her home (they put collars on all, or at least most of their cats there) so she was already used to wearing one. Cal didn't have a collar when I found him and I have no idea if he'd ever worn one before, but he didn't protest at all when I put one on him.

When we first brought Coda home, we took her collar off at night for a while because she liked to bounce off the walls at about 4am and the bell got annoying then, but after she settled in better and started mostly sleeping through the night in bed with us, we stopped taking it off at night.

I somewhat frequently take their collars off to give them a good scratching underneath the collar area, which they both LOVE, but aside from that, they always wear their collars. Just makes me feel better, and when their collars start to wear out, shopping for new cute designs is always fun.

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