Rated 5. A must-read for cat owners, this delightfully illustrated book tells you how to care for these furry creatures. The author has had the experience bringing up dozens of house cats.
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Things learned empirically, what the vet specified and also the result of plenty of reading. Even if you don't own one this ebook will interest and amuse you with insights into the behavior of domestic cats … More. Curious about cats? It has been claimed that people who like house cats invariably love books.
This delightfully illustrated volume on cat care presents information about their behavior, interactions with their own as well as other species, vaccination, deworming, restraining, feline vocalizations, mating, pregnancy, delivery, aggression, old age, ethical issues and myriad other things in a manner that is both pleasurable and concise. The author has had the pleasure of bringing up dozens of house cats by hand for well over a decade. Among other things you will find information on when to fire that vet for inappropriate deworming and how to choose a surgeon.
Cat parlance is gradually explained without turning the work into a glossary which will make concepts easier to recall when the vet speaks. Legal issues are briefly touched. Even if you don't own a cat or ever mean to, in life you will come across cats—that's a guarantee. Dive into this and learn to read a cat like a book! Create Widget. About A. Also by This Author. Nilankur Datta reviewed on on Aug. One can learn many important notes about cat care from this book.
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Their whiskers are finer than the silk woven by a spider. Learn to appreciate their delicacy and vulnerability by looking at them in the same way you might look at a newborn baby. It's so small—how cute! When you've been given strict instructions by Mum not to feed the dog those extra tid-bits and he goes and settles himself patiently in front of you with those big brown puppy-dog eyes just staring at you saying, 'Pleeeease, I've been ever so good and not barked once all day! Try doing the same with mice. You might find that, soon, that scatty little rodent actually turns into a sweet little animal with sparkly eyes, a pink, twitching nose, and beautiful, glossy fur.
It is true that the mouse itself does often make squeaking noises, but most of them are much too high-pitched for the human ear to pick up on. We only hear an odd squeak every so often, and the squeaking we hear is, in fact, a highly developed means of communication, much like the tweeting of a bird. What is more easily heard it the sound of mice scurrying around. This often freaks people out. Try to imagine this sound as the same as those made by any other living animal moving about, such as a floorboard creaking when someone moves about upstairs or the sound of dog's paws trotting happily down the hallway.
Whether due to its appearance or the fact that it will wrap around your finger when you touch it, a mouse's tail seems to cause problems for people. Fascination is the best cure for fear. Turn your fear into fascination! If I ever learn to move with half as much agility and speed as a mouse, I will be an unstoppable kickboxer! Mice need to be able to run fast to escape from predators in the wild, such as owls and cats. As I said earlier, if a mouse feels threatened by you, it will bolt because it sees you as a predator.
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If you make very slow movements and use a soothing tone of voice when speaking in its presence, you will find the mouse becomes much calmer and more trusting, enabling you to catch it in a humane way, of course! Every species has its flaws. No one is perfect. We all know that.
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Look at humans, for example. We pollute the Earth. We kill our own species. We betray one another. We hunt other animals and destroy their habitats. So, how can we criticise a mouse for chewing a wire or making a nest where you were planning on putting your new TV when the things we do are, in fact, one hundred times worse?
So, next time you come across a mouse, wherever it may be, take a deep breath, look at it for what it really is—a helpless little animal just searching for some food or a warm place to live—put your rational cap on and calmly deal with the situation as appropriate, be it by simply leaving the mouse be or by coming up with a humane way of "evicting" it. You can learn to love them—I promise. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional.
Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. I'm still terrified of mice.
I can't figure out why. After all, I have two pet rats, and I just love them. Rats, as we know, are larger than mice and could cause more damage if they felt it necessary. By the way, it's a myth that the smell of cats will keep them away.
I have a cat who's a proven mouser, and the last mouse invaders I had in my home would walk right up to her without a moment's hesitation. It actually is the mouse I fear, not the underlying causes. Bugs are unwelcome intruders, but you can step on them. Rats are big enough that you can see them coming or going.
Mice can be anywhere at any time, and they're too fast to step on. I read that if you can bite through a baby carrot, you can bite through a human finger; then I read that rodents can chew through concrete. I didn't like the connection that formed in my mind. Besides, I don't want to go to my grave early because the little creeps gave me some weird disease no one can cure.
I even wash my hands after every session with my little ratties. I Am literally SO terrified of them, But 2 days ago I went to a pet store, and they were selling Mice, i fell inlove with this cute tiny black mouse, he was So adorableeee, his tail frightend me though. I am Scared of Hamsters, and guinea pigs. I am having a mouse infestation in my kitchen stove I have a 'Mice Cube' I relocate to my shed area.
I live in the country so its not a big deal to get mice. They don't bother or scare me, its just that they poop and pee all over Neither mice or rats are dirty living creatures.. Its nature! They wont harm you at all, they are simply looking for food.. Hence they are attracted to our waste! I just met a baby mice in my room. At first thought it was the mama mice , I was terrified, but then i saw this little baby mice. I let it out my room and decide to leave it alone. I just hope my parents don't be so cruel to the little creature.
My concern is the contamination of everything they drag their bodies against. And potentially having to throw out an entire cupboard of food or money down the drain. Thank you for sharing your experience with mice. I just saw a mouse in my kitchen but your article helped me relax and have a new perspective. I am in panic. I fear the thought so much.