Ew...it is so disgusting...

@ryanong (9697)
Vietnam
June 13, 2012 1:15am CST
This morning i saw a dead rat in a carton box that i made for kittens and 1 kitten was eating on it...I was freak out...Eww, it looks so disgusting. I guess a mother cat did catch that rat and brought it to home. For sure, i am a person who has to throw that rat...hix, i hate to do it...but if i don't do it, no one else does it... I know cats should catch rats...but i really don't want my cat, Noo does it...i am afraid that my cat may get disease from rats. If Noo catches rats i will beat her...
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@NailTech (6892)
• United States
13 Jun 12
When I had a cat with kittens in the garage, she brought home a piece of chicken that my neighbor was grilling and left it for them when they got old enough to eat meat. She was a good momma. The momma cat found the only food she could get and it happened to be a rat for the kittens. There probably wasn't anything else around for her to bring them. This is a sign that she knows they are getting bigger and they should be getting solid food soon or perhaps even now since the one kitten was eating the rat. It isn't a safe thing for the cats to be eating a rat or even birds, as they all have some forms of diseases, but it's their nature when they are hunters or possibly just meaning to kill it as their natural instincts usually tell them to. Some cats have never caught anything. One of my cats used to catch locusts and bring them home. It all depends on the cat. A baby rabbit was brought home by my Joey, the Maine Coone. He was carrying it in his mouth just like a momma cat would carry her kitten. It was still alive. I'm not sure if he wanted it as food or was trying to "save" it but he did not harm it. Usually he just went after mice, never a bird. He also loved playing with his toy mice, they looked so "real". Then he'd run out to find a real one, LOL. It was like he was thinking, "I hate these fake mice. I'm going out to catch the real thing.". Haha. But they have diseases as well. Cats will be cats. Please do not beat them, kidding or not, it's not nice to hear. People don't know on here if you're serious or not by typing it. Animals don't respond well to harsh things, they have feelings and such just like people. We are much much larger than them, we seem like bullies when we hit an animal just lightly. Imagine yourself in their place, if someone like you was coming at you that way and hitting you. It wouldn't be a good day.
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• India
13 Jun 12
yes you should punish your cat,then slowly slowly she will understand that her owner not liking that,and she will stop doing that.
• United States
13 Jun 12
No, animals do not respond to punishment of any kind. It is just their nature and this cat he has doesn't sound all that domesticated as he lets it roam free. You obviously know nothing about animals you should NEVER punish a cat in any way. You are trying to build TRUST with an animal not fear. My cat's have eaten mice on the steps, insects etc.. and if I punished them for being cat's I doubt we would have the relationship we do. You
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@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
13 Jun 12
I don't beat the mother cat because of it. She is a cat and i am not her owner who care her since she was a kitten... But if my cat, Noo, does it, i will beat Noo... Noo often catch cockroaches, i used to worry that she might eat them but she just plays them till they die and leave it there, she doesn't eat cockroaches.
• United States
13 Jun 12
You should NOT beat an animal. The animal has ABSOLUTELY NO idea why they are being beaten. All they know is that YOU are attacking them. They do not put it together the reason. This is definitely a cultural problem I can see I am having here. I am getting off now as I cannot take this any longer tonight. This is really upsetting me and I fear for your poor cat. You say you love cats yet you will beat one? Please, think.You say you had her from a kitten? If you hurt her she will never trust you again. You will NOT fix her behavior you will only make it worse by making her confused and FEAR you. She will still have the urge to hunt but then she will fear you. You will do more harm than good by beating her. Please, love her unconditionally no matter what she does, she is a CAT. She does not understand what you do, please just love her. Take my words to bed with you, goodnight.
• Indonesia
14 Jun 12
its normal for a cat, its like law of nature, cat eat mouse its natural, i never heard a cat sick because eating a mouse, but if it rat, i got concerned too, may be you right if he eat rat it will sick too.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
14 Jun 12
it is a big rat...hix..i was freak out when see it. I know cats love to catch rats but i really don't want them bring it to home...it is so disgusting. The mother cat did it, i know it. This morning, i didn't see any rats or bird, and i hope she won't bring it to home more...because i hate to throw it away and clean a floor later.
• Indonesia
14 Jun 12
BIG RATS!!!, euck its disgust me even only in my mind, it stomach ripped out, and all his inside comes out, eurghh.., how can that giant rat can come to your house,.
• United States
13 Jun 12
Yes, get rid of the rat. You might have to worm your kittens now as they might have them. Check for worms when they use the litter box. You cant miss them they are little white squirming things or long and tan. You might want to keep your cat in the house from now on and get her spayed. And you might want to take your kittens to the vet if they are sick. What is wrong with them?
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
13 Jun 12
Ya, now i have to do it...
@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
16 Jun 12
If you don't want your cat catching rats, keep her in the house. Please don't hit your cat for catching rodents, That is what th ey are supposed to do . It's nature.
@ryanong (9697)
• Vietnam
16 Jun 12
Thank you so much for your advice. I will do like that...