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Why does my cat keep eating mice then vomiting everywhere!!

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Icantstopeatinglol Tue 28-Jul-15 16:57:34

It's getting so frustrating I'm on the verge of looking for someone else to take both my cats.
I know that sounds bad but I've got a chronic condition that means I've got very little energy to do the normal things never mind cleaning up cat vomit all the time.
Today we have the bottom half of a mouse in the conservatory and cat vom all over the washing machine! I've cleared the mouse but had to step away for a breather as was nearly sick myself!
Any advice??

MedusaIsHavingaBadHairday Wed 29-Jul-15 01:16:52

Get them in at night! Mine do most of their hunting at night time, as cats are basically nocturnal. I am usually faced with mouse and frog corpses in the mornings if they have been out.

Cat's hunt.. it's their nature. But if you keep them in at night they have far less opportunity to eat and puke half a mouse in the morning!

RubbishMantra Wed 29-Jul-15 04:15:28

Absolutely as Medusa says. Keeping them in at night = less dismembered bodies in a soup of puke. Cats are crepuscular, so most active at dusk and dawn.

Have you got any interactive toys, that your cats can focus their murderous skills upon? I found a massive decrease in finding mice in shoes/pockets after deploying one of these.

Hellion7433 Wed 29-Jul-15 04:52:20

Tell me why my cat wants everything I eat?

googoodolly Wed 29-Jul-15 08:56:35

Keep them inside overnight. Get them inside and feed them, and feed them again in the morning before you let them out for the day.

Also, toys help. Our two go nuts for a bouncy ball - you only need to chuck it once (down the hallway is the best place) and they entertain themselves. The other thing they love is the plastic wrap that goes around the top of Ben & Jerry's cartons! As soon as I get a tub out, my cat is all over me for the piece of plastic and it entertains him for days.

Cats love to hunt but it doesn't have to live animals - toys, feathers, bits of string, shoelaces, ping-pong balls, scarves...anything that moves quickly and can be dangled normally does the trick!

googoodolly Wed 29-Jul-15 08:58:19

Hellion - ring any bells?

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