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admin 05-08-2007 11:05 PM

My cat eats rats - is it normal or it would be harmful for it?
 
Cats have such a strong predatory instinct that they will often go after any kind of prey they have access to. There are some issues with your cat eating rats. First, some of them are rather large and tough and can give a cat some nasty bites or scratches. Your cat can also get parasites from eating them. Although rare, if a cat eats a rat that has ingested rat poison, it is possible to transfer that poison to your cat. Ingesting rat poison can be very serious to a cat. It can be very difficult to prevent a cat from hunting, but if you have any way to prevent your cat from getting the rats I would do so. I would also recommend your cat receive worming medications regularly.

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courtneylovescats 03-09-2008 05:15 AM

Hi there ,
yes it is normal for your cat to eat rats my cat does the same and she brings mice in the house. my cat eats rats mice spiders bees and wasps.:)

dorothysmith 04-17-2008 01:06 AM

I think it's abnormal
 
Hi,

If your cat eat lots of rats in day, may be that's can create health problem for your cat. In normal pet cats kill rats but not going to eat..

nancyjw3 05-20-2008 04:23 AM

remember that they are cats and can eat things that would make us violently ill.
one of my rescues was eating discarded raw chicken breasts out of the dumpster for 2 days running.in the middle of summer no less.
it didn't seem to bother him at all.

braceegenny4m 05-20-2008 07:44 PM

you've got a wild one!

jasonjuicer 06-02-2008 07:10 PM

I would think that it's ok... my cats eat birds and they seem fine.

braceegenny4m 06-04-2008 08:00 PM

my cat got out side a day ago and is no where to be seen! 24 hours have gone by and still nothing. i just moved from my house where my cat resides, at the moment i am unable to take her with me and she has a baby here that she gave birth too a year ago, do you know anyway to help find her or any way to know if she'll come back for her baby?

nancyjw3 06-08-2008 05:47 PM

ur very unclear about what the situation is.
u moved and can't take her w/u? but now she is missing?
if you moved to a new location and she got out of the new location or did she escape from the previous location?she had a baby a year ago,this cat is no longer a baby .i really don't understand ur question.how much of a distance between the place u moved from and the place u moved too?u need to clarify what you are looking for.

catlover83 06-27-2008 01:57 AM

Yeah, it's just normal. The only problem is that most house rats are absolutely dirty. My cat is even worse, I saw her one time eating a cockroach. Eew. Haha.

buttercup 07-16-2008 10:49 AM

It would be a responce that would be normal for a cat being they are naturally hunters. But can we say EEEEEEEEW! My furry kids don't go outside but they will ingest bugs. I had a longhair female who could launch herself flying just to catch flys. She prefered fresh caught ones. We never had a problem with them. HEHE!


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