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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cavies meet Cat

I have a 2 month old kitten I just got and now that shes comfortable with my apartment, shes found the guinae pigs. I'm watching her sit on the couch just stairing at them. I figure shes examining them to see what they are. Any suggestions on how I can make sure both can live in perfect harmony?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 08:24 PM
 
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Yea, keep them away from each other.

I would never risk keeping them together.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-09-2005, 09:55 PM
 
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Do you have a top to your cage?

I wouldn't risk it.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 08:25 AM
 
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I have 5 cats and many guinea pigs. There would have been no way I would have let any of them near my pigs until they had grown up as they are so unpredictable as kittens. They are now grown and I know each and every ones personality, likes and dislikes. I trust them all with my adult guinea pigs, HOWEVER, I will never trust them around guinea pig pups! If they see a small baby running, scurrying, and just plain old popcorning, as they tend to do, my cats go into hunt mode at the drop of a hat.

All of my cages are cat proof, the only time the cats get near them is during lap and floor time and then it is only the adults that I let them near. I still watch the interactions, and most of the time my cats won't even bother them, they have no interest in them. They turn their noses up so to say "oh, it's just those things".
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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my cages are cat proof now. I had them in a bigger cage that my kitten would stick her paw through the bars, and i moved them to individual smaller cages [one may be pregnat] so she can't do that anymore. She used to climb on the window seal to get an areal view, but I put a towel on the top of the cages and she stopped crawling on the window seal. Lack of intrest I guess.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-10-2005, 10:21 PM
 
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There are highly responsible pet caretakers such as crzy4piggers who know what they are doing. But without that level of knowledge, skill, and commitement, cats and rodents should NOT be considered in the same room, that even more so applies to hamsters and such who will eventually escape.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-11-2005, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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I live in an Apartment so I can't exactly keep them in seperate rooms all the time. They are in cages they can't get out of and don't attempt to. I put a towel over the cages and she seems to be fine with leaving them alone. What she can't see, doesn't hurt her kinda thing.
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