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Old May 22nd 18, 06:39 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
Peter W.[_2_]
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It is a start!

https://docandphoebe.com/

Not quite live prey, but a start.
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Old May 22nd 18, 08:59 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On 5/22/2018 12:39 PM, Peter W. wrote:
It is a start!

https://docandphoebe.com/

Not quite live prey, but a start.


Have you tried them?

LNC
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Old May 23rd 18, 11:58 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00:05 PM UTC-4, reilloc wrote:

Have you tried them?


Not in a house with two dogs, sadly. I wish we could.
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Old May 23rd 18, 03:14 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On 5/23/2018 5:58 AM, Peter W. wrote:
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00:05 PM UTC-4, reilloc wrote:

Have you tried them?


Not in a house with two dogs, sadly. I wish we could.


The merchant's video shows placing the feeders higher up, in places dogs
don't usually go. Of course, you might not want your cats up there, either.

LNC
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Old May 23rd 18, 04:29 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:14:41 AM UTC-4, reilloc wrote:

The merchant's video shows placing the feeders higher up, in places dogs
don't usually go. Of course, you might not want your cats up there, either.

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Old May 23rd 18, 04:33 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On 5/23/2018 10:29 AM, Peter W. wrote:
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:14:41 AM UTC-4, reilloc wrote:

The merchant's video shows placing the feeders higher up, in places dogs
don't usually go. Of course, you might not want your cats up there, either.

LNC


As with most cats, they go where they choose. But they would not have an opportunity to play with the food - the moment it hit the ground, the big golden would jump in. Ordinarily, the cats groom him, but he is a chow-hound. This might lead to some conflict.

The cats have access to a cat-fenced side-yard, so they get the occasional mouse, squirrel, vole or young rabbit (young enough to get through the chain-link). But I would like to see them hunt more. For whatever (good) reason they almost entirely ignore birds outside, but take great pleasure in watching over the robins' nest directly under a hallway window.


It'd be fun to see how these things work out but would it be $40-worth
of fun? My daughter's a knitter. Maybe she could make something cheaper.

LNC
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Old May 23rd 18, 04:58 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav
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On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:34:04 AM UTC-4, reilloc wrote:

It'd be fun to see how these things work out but would it be $40-worth
of fun? My daughter's a knitter. Maybe she could make something cheaper.



Very likely. And if she uses wool with natural dyes, there are no issues with the cats getting some fiber in their food.
 




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