Cats and Ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by 1duckychick, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. 1duckychick

    1duckychick Songster

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    I'm wondering about how well ducks and cats co-exist. I have 1 cat, she's about 3. I've let her in the same room with the ducklings but never more than an arms length away from me. She's an indoor cat and not at all aggressive. She will catch mice but only to bat around and play with. When we let the ducks out to roam around the house with us I've been locking the cat on the porch.

    I'm wondering if it will ever be safe to allow the cat to stay in the house when the ducks are out - only when we're home of course - or if she'll always be a threat. I was hoping that once they got bigger she wouldn't view them as "playthings" anymore.
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    My ducks put my cats in their place the day I got them. I picked up 3 adults. My youngest cat started to stalk them, and my khaki hen chased him under the wheel barrow and wouldn't let him out. Hubby had to rescue the stupid cat [​IMG]

    I will never totally trust our youngest cat because he is 2 and a very healthy male, but even he wont take on the adult ducks after the wheel barrow experience. My babies are now about full size, so they don't look like play toys anymore.
     
  3. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Songster

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    Never had any problems with cats..I had a big tom cat outside with them he would just lay there and watch them they would walk by him , he had no interest in them..Have 2 cats inside they use to sleep right by my brooder all night with 6 little baby mallards..Never did anything wrong..
     
  4. michelle1017

    michelle1017 Goat Mama

    Aug 21, 2008
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    I have never had problems with the cats bothering the ducks, but I have however, had to get onto the ducks for terrorizing the cats!
     

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