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How to train my cat from killing and bringing in its kills?

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  1. Lord Coke Red Belt

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    So I have a cat or more to the point I have a cousin. My cousin and my cat share some characteristics. Both are small, Asian, don't eat much and I don't mind supporting them. They also are a package deal. Since said cat has been living with me I have for the most part grown to like it. It spends most of its time outdoors which means no litter box and otherwise does not bother me. My problem is the cat has been bringing in its kills.

    I have an altar as do all good Vietnamese. \There is the Lord BUddha and various pictures of my ancestors. Recently I have been getting presents ranging from birds lizards to most recently a rabbit who when I found it was in its death throes. Always at my altar.

    A cat is going to be a cat. I am against my cousins idea which is to make it a house cat. For one my furniture is currently intact and I don't have to deal with a litter box. More to the point, I'd rather let the cat have its quality of life and not have to deal with it mewling because it is locked in.

    How do I train the cat to stop bringing in dead animals it has killed? On a related note I could be a better Buddhist so I was unable to contribute to this recent discussion. The cat does not actually eat its victims. So it is arguably murdering rather than hunting. Is a cat capable of sin as used in the Buddhist context? If so will the cats wanton murders impact its reincarnation?
     
  2. Lovestorm The Force Is Strong With This Avatar Platinum Member

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    The cat's just trying to earn it's keep. Show the cat some gratitude and learn how to cook lizard.
     
  3. Swiftie Taylor Swift Nation

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    Get rid of the cat and get a dog.
     
  4. Thai Otoshi Gold Belt

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    When they bring you it's kills, it's trying to show you how to hunt. It literally assumes you suck at hunting (which most modern day humans do) and is trying to show you the ropes, so to speak.

    It keeps many things alive so you can kill them.
     
  5. Krallang Pleb Banned

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    The cat is just showing you its gratitude, because its happier in your house then it was wherever your cousin used to live. It's also honoring your ancestors by placing its conquests before the altar.

    The cat is probably a reincarnated family member and needs to live a full natural life before its soul can return to a human body in its next existence.

    Your only option is exorcism or sacrifice the cat by ripping out its heart.

    On a serious note, don't throw away the kills. Place them somewhere outside and have something that smells like you in the same area. The cat should start bringing its kills to that area.
     
  6. Serana Destroyer. Banned

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    I don't let my cat outside.
     
  7. brothir Purple Belt

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    Not much you can do. If you catch it in the act, spray a bit of water on it, while sternly saying "no". Maybe it'll get the hint, maybe it won't.

    Ultimately, cats have a will of their own, and you usually can't train them as easily as with a dog if at all. But, that's why they are more interesting pets than dogs.
     
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    Truth.
    It's providing for you, TS.

    And it's probably confused as to why you're not as proud of that as the cat is
     
  9. Krallang Pleb Banned

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    Thats like keeping a Lion in a small steel cage or an Orca in a small swimming pool.

    You are a horrible horrible person.
     
  10. brothir Purple Belt

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    Does it want to go outside?
     
  11. Serana Destroyer. Banned

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    There is too much danger outside. Cars, Hawks, Foxes, Coyotes, People. She is better off and safer inside.
     
  12. Organic Damage Vantablack belt

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    Next time the cat kills something and leaves it on your altar, kill the cat and leave it on someone else's altar.

    It shouldn't take much more than once for the cat to get the message.
     
  13. Serana Destroyer. Banned

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    No, she's always been an inside cat. Like I said, she is much safer inside the house.
     
  14. Krallang Pleb Banned

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    What if I kept you chained up in the kitchen? how would you feel?
     
  15. Lord Coke Red Belt

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    I'd be more than happy to give you the cat as long as you are willing to take a 24 year old San Diego State student along with her tuition payments.
     
  16. MadSquabbles500 Steel Belt

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    You are taking away the one joy and purpose in a cats life.

    Why are you so cruel?
     
  17. Serana Destroyer. Banned

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    She isn't chained up. She has full access to the entire house. I just don't want to have her eaten by the many wild animals or hit by a car.
     
  18. Krallang Pleb Banned

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    Pics?
     
  19. Reveen Purple Belt

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    This.

    & I know the answer to TS's question...not going to tell for this very reason.
     
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    Put a bell on its collar.
     

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