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If i get a cat, will it take mice away from the house?

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It will kill mice, but no they normally bring the dead mice INTO the house.

They think they're feeding their humans. If they bring you a dead mouse, take it as a compliment.

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Ahaha, I love it when that happens to my sister with her cat, she freaks every time. Poor cat. He's starting to leave them on my pillow now. Luckily I have one of those chest freezers. In the morning I put it in a bag, toss it in the freezer, and bury it when he's sleeping. xD
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We had a cat who loved to hunt outside, she'd leave dead moles, chipmunks, mice, and even squirrels on our porch. A few times she'd drop a live one in the house if got in past us. >.< The blue jays in the tree in the backyard dive-bombed her on a regular basis to keep her away.
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My cat brought in a baby alligator -alive- and put it in my fishtank today while I was at school.... Now I have no fish and a surprisingly friendly alligator. I still have my 5 clams though lol.
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yes it will,it will kill them,its up to you to dispose of the little corpses

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It may also eat them. Be sure to "worm" your cat now and then, as it may pick up intestinal parasites from the mice.
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Haha, not if it's lazy.

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I have a friend who has a cat..and mice, the cat is afraid of the mice!

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Yes! The cat would sit at the fridge that the mouse hid behind, when the mouse would run out, the cat would take off running like its tail was on fire LOL
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thats how my cat is! haha!
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I think that the strays are much better at getting mice than house cats are.
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Funny! I can just visualize this cat thinking, "They want me to do what?! =-O "
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No, it may catch one or two, but dont use it as an exterminator, it may catch a disease from the mice, possibly spreading it to you. Try traps, they work a lot better then a cat.

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it'll kill them but sometimes just leave kill it and leave it where they found it.

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so eventually you'd just be sweeping dead mice :P
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cats eat mice so yes it will get rid of mice. Man I had a cat that hunted mice. it was so nice.

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yes and no
yes it will chase them but they might have a disease or not try a exterminator for sure in if you do buy a cat aim for a boy

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Yes, they will kill mice. But, as another said, they will leave the little dead critter lying around in the house somewhere! You can then pick it up with a paper towel, or something, and put it outside. Good luck.

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it depends on the mood of your cat it cud be scared f mice or can catch !

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ur welcome didnt think that it really helped but !!!!
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haha yesssssssss.....I have a cat and she always catches mice! :)

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If the cat has enough food it may not hunt mice, or only hunt as a hobby. And then it brings the dead mice into the house. Better get some mouse traps - at least you dont have to buy food them or take them to a vet.

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My cat never brings a dead anything in the house. She will eat mice. She has killed birds, chipmonks and mice. She is very busy. Anything that moves, she's on it! She's a great cat!
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maybe

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Here is an interesting webpage on the topic: http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-choose-a-cat-who-will-kill-mice

Here is another article on rodent proofing: http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/2004-10-01/Rodent-proof-Your-House.aspx

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Cat ownership is a big responsibility. I'd buy some mousetraps.

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Female kittens grow up to be the best mousers. Make sure you keep vaccinations up to date, rabies, etc. and you should not have any problems. My cat chases mice up from the woods and she'll kill them and eat them. About once every three months, I give her medicine I bought at Tractor Supply for tape worms. Not saying she has them, but if they eat rodents, it's better to treat them. It won't hurt them.

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It depends how many mice that you have before you get the cat. If you are using the cat as a preemptive strike, the cat might keep the rodent problem in check. However, like some of the earlier suggestions state, the cat may not go after mice/rats, and if they do they will only get one or two a day.

I had an exterior rat infestation 2 years ago. There is a better solution:

Use Cayenne pepper. You sprinkle it next to walls and any where the mice are. They use their whiskers to "feel" their way around until they are comfortable to be in the opening of a room. I use a 16oz bag in my backyard and got rid of the rats over night (along with the other critters that were coming into my yard).

Cayenne pepper will not harm the animals or birds, The critters are using there sense of smell to find food and like you and I, the pepper is an irritant to our senses and they will avoid it. I use it around my bird feeders. If it rains and you still have a problem, reapply it, that simple.

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Depends on that cat's personality. It might sit and stare at it or it running by, or it might hunt it. I'd use mousetraps

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Cats, due to their curiosity will rid your house of mice, crickets, flys, spiders, and most anything that is smaller than them and moves. They may not eat the carcasses of everything, but they will continue to play with them until they cease moving.

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He won't take them away from the house. He'll probably just lay them dead at your door or eat them in the house...haha ;)

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It will help but it may not solve the problem, I would use boric acid

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No, because cats nowadays don't catch mice, instead, they want delicious food served on a plate.

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Depends...'cuz some cats are afraid of mice. But if it DOES,it expects to be feeding you if it brings it to you. So,smile and tell it,"Good kitty!" (unless it was your pet mouse :P ) and dispose of the body and don't let your cat know. It might get efencive...watch you back...

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Ya my cats do that alot

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If its an outdoor cat

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Cats do kill mice but they do it when they are are in a good mood.

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ya.my cats do that all the time. sometimes they will bring the dead mice into the house but take it as a compliment. they think they are feeding the humans, or maybe they are just trying to be nice and give them a present.

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IT will kill them and leave them lying about, that is, if wants to... Cats are funny like that, they don't always want to.

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If you treat it nicely than yes,they kill mice to say "thank you" it is scientifically proven.

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yes it will kill them. if it brings them into the house, or to you, it is a present. that is what they do. :)

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Yes, but they will bring it back in to say "aren't you proud of me?" lol . :) but make sure it doesn't eat the mice, they could be sick. make sure the cat has cat food.

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Yes, but they bring it to you and say hey look what I did. But if it eats the mice take it to the vet. It can get sick and die.

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Most farms have so called wild cat's (house cats they don't feed and stay out side) They do a very good job of rodent control. If your cat stays in your house and you feed him, he'll learn to make friends with the mice. Buy a mouse trap then you know where the dead mice are.

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They'll probably kill the mouse, and bring it into the house to you as a "gift." By the way, if you're looking for a cat JUST for that, don't get one. :)

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Yes, since cats loves hunting especially at night. It can possibly get rid of mice and other small insects/animals around your house.

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Some cats will kill mice then bring you the dead mouse others will not care about hunting

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My cat has never actually killed a mouse but she is terrific at finding them once they are dead. I guess its just what personality your cat has.

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its quite possible. just think about tom and jerry.

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