The Best Hunter

Philippines
February 25, 2008 8:16am CST
There are mice running around the house and I feel the need for a cat to keep them away. But I need to know which one does the cat job best: male or female?
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Growing up we lived around a lot of corn fields, so at certain times of the year when they were harvesting the corn we had mice in our house. Our dogs were actually better mousers that the cats. We always had male dogs. I don't know if the gender has anything to do with how good they are or not. Good luck getting rid of the little pests though.
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• Philippines
25 Feb 08
really? your dogs hunt the mice? what do they do when they catch them?
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
25 Feb 08
Yup! The would run around the house going crazy when they saw or smelled a mouse. Most of the time we took them away from them after the caught and killed them.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
1 Mar 08
A cat of either gender will kill a mouse. You would do better with a short haired cat, they do tend to be more active than longer haired cats. Of course, there are exceptions to this as with all things, and a Maine Coone is an excellent hunter. A cat will hunt mice whether or not they are fed, and actually a well fed, happy cat is more likely to catch more mice since he/she have the streanth and energy to do the job. Don't start with a little kitten either, that's like expecting a 4-5 yr old to go out and get a job, get an adult cat, between 10 months to a couple of years. And yes, some dogs were breed to catch mice/rats, you don't really think Rat Terriers were named that because they LOOK like a rat?
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• Philippines
1 Mar 08
lol, well i see... i wasnt really familiar with cat breeds except for the persian cats which i usually see. thanks for the info by the way. :)
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
1 Mar 08
And see, the Persians generally would not be the best breed to catch mice. Go find a nice, mix breed short haired tabby and remember, a hungry cat isn't the best hunter.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
1 Mar 08
This is tricky. I really don't know exactly. But if we could consider the cat as human... I will be bias here since I am female, I guess we can make a job done better and faster. But with regards to strength... maybe the male can do it better.