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Kitty Cam Reveals Feline Behavior

Study With Kitty Cam Shows That Cats Kill Animals, Switch Owners in Spare Time
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Researchers at the University of Georgia armed 55 domestic cats with cameras, known as Kitty Cams, to learn more about their behavior. Scientists discovered cats hide, kill small animals and even find second families for food and shelter. Photo Credit: Diamonddavej via Flickr.

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3:41AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

thanks

7:37AM PDT on Aug 26, 2012

Cats are amazing.!!

8:21PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

cats are amazing but if you have one as a pet.....keep it inside. It is safer for the cat & other animals.

9:01AM PDT on Aug 17, 2012

thanks !

10:52PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

*domestic*

11:15AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:10AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

`I totally believe this. Cats bring back stuff on my deck as a gift 24/7.

7:52AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

I get all this, I do. What is missing in the glaring issue of what is best for the cats. Long life is not necessarily best but a life lived to its fullest is. Have you ever observed how longingly your indoor cats stares out your windows? All of the behavior described--"the cold-blooded killing"--is not a dysfunctional, criminal behavior but how felines live naturally. I understand not wanting Kitty to kill birds--or anything, really, since I feed her well--but maybe my judgment is not the one to have the highest priority. Maybe we need to check our arrogance at the door, and let cats be cats. Of course, I do believe in doing what we can to minimize the predatory behavior, like having fences, and curfews, and spending time outdoor with your cats. None of this will stop it, of course, but it is not simply putting the cat out and putting him out of mind. All of this takes time but that is part of my commitment to my guys.

1:43AM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

As cats are pets, I don't think they should be allowed to roam freely. I don't like them killing birds and worst of all, being run over. That person then lives with the guilt for the accident - but meanwhile it is the fault of the owner who doesn't take proper care of their pet.

10:27PM PDT on Aug 15, 2012

my cat is an indoor cat, but I let her out every day in the front and back garden supervised and witthout a leash. I have trained her not to go past the house boundaries- occasionally, she makes a little run next door but stops in her tracks and waits for me = She knows where it is out bounds. She trys to chase a bird but has no hope of catching them- maximum she will chase a bug or butterfly. Cats are clever animals and respond to love and kind discipline- I have no problem with mine- but I play with her indoors regularly to keep her happy. She loves a good chase and game of hide and seek in the house.

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