Cats enjoy killing
Cats by nature kill birds. Even if they aren’t hungry, they enjoy the stalking, the capture and then the play before the kill. It’s natural for a cat to want to do this. It doesn’t matter if they are a wild cat out in nature or if they are the domesticated type we feed and care for in our homes. Cats have a natural instinct to kill.
Many animals are not safe around cats
Chickens, birds, mice, rodents, squirrels even bugs are all in danger when a cat is around. A cat does not have to be hungry to go after a dove eating seeds that have dropped out of a bird feeder and onto the ground. As soon as the cat sees the bird is in reach, you can watch them crouch to begin their silent crawl to get close enough to pounce. That is when I step in. Tell my cat I give him plenty to eat, to leave the birds alone. That only works if I see him. Finding the feathers makes it too late.
Miracles can happen
Can a chicken and a kitten be friends? If so, will it develop as they grow together and become adults? Yes, it is possible. A kitten doesn’t have the instinct of hunting to get food yet. The two animals don’t realize that they are natural enemies. If they grow up together, they will never become enemies. The cat will take care of the chicken. In this case, where Maria, a young girl from Russia has a pet chicken and a pet kitten, they get along very well. The kitten and chick do everything together. Maria had the chicken before she took in the homeless kitten. There was some worry’s about how the two would interact. Maria is delighted that the two hit it off and are doing well. They should grow up and always be friends.