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what does it mean when your cat brings you a bird

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our cat came over meowing up a storm and licking us. so we got up to see what she wanted and when we followed her it was to a bird she had caught. it was still alive and undamaged so we let it go. when our cat does that what does it mean?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Micki replied 10 years ago.

It is nothing more than a gift from her to you. I know it's a bird or even a dead mouse, but they want to show you what they have done, and accomplished. It's really quite an honor to have your cat bring you prey (at least in their minds).

If she is going to be such a good little hunter, make sure she is vaccinated so she doesn't get anything like rabbies or distemper.

Sincerely, Micki