How to Care for a Cat when You Have a Pet Rodent As Well

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Know which rodents cats possibly may eat.,
If you got your cat before the rodent, make sure you buy a strong cage and medication for the rodent, just in case the cat gets it sick.

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If you got the rodent before the cat, be ready to distract the cat with lots of cat toys and other things.,
Make sure your cat can’t put its claws or paws through the wires of the rodent’s cage.,
Get bedding that won’t stick out of the cage easily.,
Make sure your rodent doesn’t have rabies or other diseases.,
Move the rodent’s cage every time your cat is not looking if it usually gets very close to the rodent.,
Let someone that is trusted or a family member watch your two pets while you are gone.,
Distract your cat with toys or teach it to do some tricks for a while.,
As soon as your cat wants to seem to eat your rodent, feed it if it has not been fed yet.,
Whenever your cat doesn’t pay attention to the rodent, give it a treat.

These may include, mice, rats, hamsters, etc. Cats usually like to eat mice and rats. If you have one of these as a pet, your cat may want to catch it.;
,, Still, you should get a strong cage and medication.

, For hamsters, try not to get a cage that doesn’t have strong wires or walls.

, If you do have bedding that does that, either find another bedding that doesn’t or just make it not stick out by pushing it in so the cat can’t reach. If the cat does reach it, it could get extremely sick if he/she chewed or ate a piece. Rodents do their business on it.

, This can get your cat sick. Make sure your cat doesn’t have any diseases either, or it may get the rodent sick if they are very close to it.

, You may not have time to do it every single time, so tell someone else to do it, or move the cage where the cat cannot reach it completely.

, Make sure you tell them exactly what to do. Consider letting someone that is good at caring for cats and rodents or two pets at the same time to do it.

, Give your cat its favorite toy, or teach it its favorite tricks.

Do not distract the rodent, because the cat will get close to the rodent while it’s playing, and the rodent can’t do anything about it if it’s in its cage. When the cat is distracted, the rodent won’t have to do anything but mind its own business.

, Try feeding it something it usually likes to eat, like a small snack of meat. Don’t feed too much, though.

, This is a method for dogs, but you never know. You can also give your cat a treat to distract it, but only at least 1 or 2 treats a day.

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