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A cat has attacked my rabbit

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Mypubesarestraight Sat 27-Jun-15 23:52:26

I'm so upset.
My rabbit was playing in his own garden and a cat has got in and attacked it.
I only went in my house to make a coffee. I was gone 5 minutes.

I caught the cat mauling my bun and chased it away.

I'm so angry and upset. I'm hoping he won't die in the night.

snowaccidentprone Sun 28-Jun-15 00:17:00

Hope your bunny is ok.

Unmumsnet hugs.

I've caught cat3 scaling the fence of my bunny run previously.

Mypubesarestraight Sun 28-Jun-15 00:18:33

Thanks snow

I have a 10ft fence and those electric devises all around my property to keep the bloody things away.

I've planted Lily's everywhere too.

GinBunny Sun 28-Jun-15 00:22:42

Have you taken your bun to a vet?

Mypubesarestraight Sun 28-Jun-15 00:35:32

My neighbour is a vet. He's told me to bring him in and keep him in a quiet room.

His wounds are superficial but I'm hoping the shock doesn't kill him

sashh Tue 30-Jun-15 09:50:14

I've planted Lily's everywhere too.

I'm sorry this has happened, I am not excusing the cat but I have to wonder about planting lilies.

Lilies don't keep cats away, but their pollen does kill them. Why on earth would you want someone else to watch their pet die from poisoning.

WinterBabyof89 Tue 30-Jun-15 09:56:57

Second sashh's comment..
Awful for your bunny.. Hope it's doing okay.

There are many plants/flowers that are poisonous to cats, but planting something specifically for the purpose of harm is questionable behaviour.

Mypubesarestraight Tue 30-Jun-15 10:58:15

I thought they just didn't like the smell of Lily's?

sashh Tue 30-Jun-15 14:39:54

www.cats.org.uk/wolverhampton/news/lethal-lilies

Mypubesarestraight Tue 30-Jun-15 19:04:55

I don't want to kill cats. Just keep them away from my rabbits. I had no idea that they could kill them blush

I've spent a fortune on them now and dp will be fuming if I pull them up.

RepeatAdNauseum Tue 30-Jun-15 19:07:56

Cats like lilies. Unfortunately, lilies kill cats. So the cats are attracted to the smell of the lilies, ingest the pollen and die.

Could you move the lilies? They probably aren't going to help your cat problem...with lilies and a rabbit, your garden is a bored cat paradise.

Agrestic Tue 30-Jun-15 19:09:12

How is he pubes?

Mypubesarestraight Tue 30-Jun-15 20:57:40

The Lily's are in pots dotted around the garden.

My rabbit is ok thanks agrestic

sashh Wed 01-Jul-15 07:27:54

Orange or lemon peel or f you can get it lion poo will all deter cats.

Glad your rabbit is OK.

paulapompom Fri 03-Jul-15 10:18:27

Op I'm so sorry to hear this, I have 2 bunnies and six cats and thought cats attacking rabbits didn't happen. Will take this risk on board, as my cats are lovely to bunnies so I'm not that hot on security for other cats coming into the garden.

One of our bunnies was attacked by a Fox 2 years ago and is still going strong, so hopefully your rabbit will make a full recovery x

Those model cat scarers deter my cats from neighbouring gardens and a water gun fired at cats will have some effect (though obviously you can't stand guard all day).

Hope you get it sorted xx

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