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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-25-2007, 12:04 AM Thread Starter
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Cat CAUSING mouse problem.

Okay so we have this mouse hole in the backyard near the aviary which is no problem because they're out there and we're in here.

Well Cassie (the cat that loves every type of animal she meets) will not stop catching the mice from outside and bringing them in the house! She doesnt hurt them she just gently carries them in her mouth, brings them inside whilst making a meowing noise, and lets them go! She seems to know where the like to live as well because she always takes them into the pantry! She's also very protective of the mice she brings in, if she see's Pixie coming (who would like to eat mice) she will hold it in her mouth and growl at Pixie whilst trying to jump up to higher ground where Pixie cant get to it.

Although this is all incredibly adorable we're getting quite a colony of mice living in our house now, soon there'll be more mice in the house than there are outside! As much as i love mice and get excited when i see them around the house (we have a gorgeous male that will walk out in broad daylight and he has these adorable large round mickey mouse ears) getting a bowl out of the pantry to find mouse droppings in it is not my cup of tea.

Any ideas how i can stop Cassie from trying to bring more pets into the household?

Sincerely, Krystle.
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Any ideas how i can stop Cassie from trying to bring more pets into the household?
You stop her at the door and check her for 'contraband' before she is allowed inside.



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Any ideas how i can stop Cassie from trying to bring more pets into the household?
You stop her at the door and check her for 'contraband' before she is allowed inside.
The thing is we have a doggie door which she comes in through, last night i was up with the flu and Cassie brought a mouse in at 2am! So there's realy no way of catching her! If we are awake she does usualy try to give the mouse to us which is when we usualy accept her offer and take the mouse back to its home outside, otherwise if we're asleep/busy into the pantry they go.

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...doggie door...there's realy no way of catching her!
If you won't block off the doggie door, then you're moused!



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I don't have any ideas for stopping her, but I must say it's a really cute story! Your pet wants a pet!!!


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This is the cutest story I have ever heard!

I love mousies too, and I am sure if I were in your situation I would end up with the same problem - mice and mice droppings everywhere, and still unwilling to kill or chase them.

I have no idea how you could teach Cassie to leave them out of the house though - seems like a tough one, especially with the doggie door. I guess if you locked it up at night she would loudly protest?
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OMG! How cute! At least for me!
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I don't know how to stop the cat, but for a no-kill approach...my family used to have a plastic bag of cereal on top of the fridge, until one day a mouse climbed in it and couldn't get back out. Just empty the cereal bag of mouse every now and then...


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Ditto on the high cute factor.

Would a Have-a-heart trap work? She could keep bringing them in, you could keep trapping them and put them back out, she could keep bringing them in again...

Or get one of those dog doors that only opens to animals with the right collar, and set it so that only the dogs can use it at night?
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I don't think they make the traps that tiny, but this is the cutest little story ever!

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