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cat problem - need help :(
For the past 6 months a cat from somewhere around the neighbourhood has been coming under my house, peeing and pooing everywhere and annoying my pets. I tried to catch it, find out where it lived etc, had no luck, so just had to keep chasing it away when I saw it.
5 days ago it broke into my fancy mouse cage, it killed everything. Every single fancy mouse I owned.... I had manx, rex, long hairs, long haired rex and white tigers. That was 4 years of selective breeding and sourcing mice from around QLD to try and better my collection. I know most people on here just see mice as snake food... But these were my babies and they some of them were worth a bit of money.... It destroyed over $400 worth of mice in one night.... I had to spend 2 hours picking up mutilated corpses from all under my house... It was beyond heartbreaking for me. I found a guy with a cat trap and tried to catch the bloody thing again, but apparently someone has tried to catch it before because it wouldn't go near the trap and instead decided to move onto my baby guinea pigs. I went under the house to find it with its claws through the pig cage trying to snag a baby guinea pig. I yelled at it and scared the crap out of it and it took off.
I went and saw the council the next day. They basically told me nothing they could do unless I can catch the cat. I told them that I have tried trapping it before and I was trying again and it wouldn't go anywhere near the traps. They told me stiff bikkies, come back with the cat in a cage or they weren't going to do anything.
I tried every type of cat food, some guy suggested cheese, I tried that as well. Cat was more interested in trying to kill the pigs.
I came home yesterday night with my dog and the bloody thing was once again under the house, it got stuck in one of the wrecked cages and I nearly managed to grab the rotten thing, but it shredded my leg and bit me. Apparently hearing me yelling and swearing made the dog mad though and she finally attacked it. I taught her to be cat friendly when we baby sat a friends cat once, and she doesn't touch them. She couldn't catch it, but she scared at least a years worth of poop out of the dam thing. It hasn't been back tonight yet, I'm hoping she scared it enough that it wont come back for awhile.
But I'm at my wits end, what can I do about this cat!!! Council wont help, and it just keeps attacking all my pets I dont know where it lives, but I do know it is the same cat everytime. It has no collars on, so no rego tags or anything.
Catfood mixed with concrete powder and a bowl of water next to the food.
Gun would fix it quick smart.Never argue with a stupid person. They will drag you down to there level, then beat you with experience.
- 07-Jul-12, 08:02 PM #4
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when a dog bites a person it gets put put down so what do the police do when a cat bites a person?The most dangerous snake is ? The one that just bit you !
- 07-Jul-12, 08:03 PM #5
Aspirin in milk is supposed to work.Everyone criticizes the Salem Witch Trials, but we haven't had a witch attack in over 200 years. ~ Some bloke on twitter
Nice big scrubbieAlmost Magic Reptiles
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Yes, aspirin will kill it...Not as humane as a gun.. But it would really be better to trap it. Just set the trap with a nice piece of raw chicken or beef and leave it for a couple of days. Hopefully you will get lucky. Or maybe the dog has scared it off and it won't come back. We live in hope ay!Never argue with a stupid person. They will drag you down to there level, then beat you with experience.
- 07-Jul-12, 08:30 PM #10
Every second person has diazepam these days, or valium, or cerepax etc..
Aspirin will be a slow, excruciatingly painful death. Please don't take this route.
A scrubby would work, haha.
Last edited by ZsaZsaGaboa; 08-Jul-12 at 09:38 AM.
The trap was set for ages, I put dead mice in there, every type of cat food available to man as well as cheese etc etc. It just wanted to attack the pigs.
And even if I could get a sedative into some milk, it will just fall asleep at its owners place. I doubt it would hang around my place long enough for the stuff to take effect, I talked to the vets as well, about my options, they said it probably wouldn't be effective.
A few people have said the aspirin, im trying not to be cruel atm, but my temper is fraying. Especially now that I have scratches all over me, skinned my knees to hell after I fell over trying to grab it and got a sore hand from where it bit me. As well as the fact that my dog keeps finding more little corpses to me and I'm still putting dead mice in the bin....
It just seems to unfair, I keep my animals locked up, on my property. But irresponsible cat owners just let their animals lose to go on killing sprees.... It just makes me so mad... And like snakelady-viper said, if this was a dog that got into my yard and bit me or got into my yard and killed my dogs or cats or something, all hell would break loose, the dog would be found and the owners charged asap. but because its a cat know one cares...
- 07-Jul-12, 09:44 PM #13
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Somehow I don't think food is going to help you. I doubt that it's hungry. It's bored and wants something to do. Instinctively cats hunt at night and small things running around posing a chasing-challenge is like the jackpot in kitty toys. If it's grown smart enough to avoid traps, catching it also isn't going to be your answer unless you can rig up something on a much larger scale.
In the meantime I suggest a deterrent to try to keep it away. Make it as unpleasant for the cat to be there as you can.
They hate white vinegar so I'd suggest putting some into a spray bottle and spraying it everywhere. It cleans off easily and dogs don't mind it so no worries there. My other suggestion would be an electric fence setup of some sort. If I was able to come to you I'd have it humanely caught in a matter of nights but unfortunately I guess you're in Qld...so bummer!
I'm really sorry to hear about your mice. Hopefully someone will have a good idea as to how to catch it. You could probably also take a photo, do a letterbox drop with a note saying that it's going to be 'permanently removed' if it's seen on your property again (but nothing else otherwise you've made a threat that can be acted on legally) and hope something comes of it from the owner's end. Maybe a few photos of dead mice to sweeten the deal. All the best with it.
- 07-Jul-12, 11:16 PM #14
Just like a panadol or aspirin overdose in humans is slow and painful...
- 08-Jul-12, 01:12 AM #15
Feed it laxative dose it up big timegrow a pair
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