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  1. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    So... All you Feline Fanciers on Chaz, how do you feel about collaring your tiny Tigers? Currently my kitten is a bit too small for her collar but we plan to keep one on her when she grows into it since the band glows. I like the idea of having her collared in case she ever makes it outside and I like the fact that she'd be easy to spot in a dark room since she'll glow.

    What about you guys? My parents and Justin's both refuse to collar their cats.

    Another random question, do your cats chase their tails? Jade does but only when she follows me into the bathroom lol. It's like she does it to kill time.
     
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    Pam111 New Member

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    My cats always wear collars. They are indoor cats but they do try to sneak outside and I like them to have tags on all the time. Mittens chases his tail :D
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Goober wears a collar 24/7... he darts out the front door any chance he gets and I have to go catch him so I'm not taking the risk of him not having ID on him.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    All of my cats wear collars, it helps set them apart from stray feral cats and in case they get lost, someone knows where to call.
     
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    My cats thankfully have zero desire to go outside and it's just me and the hubby so there is not alot of traffic coming in and out so no collars here.

    I have a few collars for each cat but they seem to bother them so I don't really worry about it. They are microchipped tho.
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Our cat is collared and tagged and microchipped. He comes and goes a few times a day, and I prefer the collar on him along with tag. Its a breakaway in case he gets caught on anything, but its also pretty tight on his neck, and shouldn't get caught.

    I don't want to debate whether or not cats should be kept strictly indoors either. Our cat isn't a problem with any of our neighbors (we've asked) and he mostly just goes out to do his business.
     
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    No collars over here, they don't have much desire to go out and truthfully when it comes to cats, I don't think anyone would pick up a cat and return him, they'd think he belonged outside since cats are a species that is still allowed in and out by some people. I suppose you could write on his tag "indoor cat, please return" but you'd still have to count on someone actually going up to him and reading his tags.

    And for tail chasing, mine both did it when they were kittens but grew out of it.
     
  8. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    My two felines are collarless.

    I tried making them wear collars. Nya will wear them, but the few that I've tried tangle her mane (I think it's mostly the tag, but her beastie band collar matted up her fur no matter how loosely I fastened it). Buddy just scratches them off after a day or so and I gave up trying. Right now we're in an apartment and there is 0% chance of them getting outside, maybe when we're in a house again I'll try harder.
     
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    She had a collar a while back but she goes outside and climbs in trees etc and honestly I am just too scared that her collar will get caught and she will strangle herself. I should look at those collars that break though, I never heard of them... wouldn't mind one for when we move! I'd make her an inside only cat but she'd go crazy I think...
     
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    China has a really beautiful pink rhinestone collar but she's too little for it yet. I plan on her wearing it even though she will be an indoor cat. She cost to much to risk letting her out, lol!

    She also will chase her tail. Here is a pic of her getting ready to chase it.

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    Tankstar ~Lisa~

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    Marley wears a collar. For her saftey and ours.

    She is a brat. And if she doesnt have a collar on, she does braty things because we cant hear her, she will sneak up on you and pounce, climb on tables, and just be a menace. But with her collar on she doesnt do those things as she makes to much noise lol. I do keep her collar off at bed time, as she is locked in my room and I feel that she is more comfy with it off.

    She doesnt have a strong drive to go outside. She is SUCH a sissy. We take her out often on a leash and tie her up. And if you even so much as carry her (with leash in hand) to the grass at the front of the drive way she freaks out runs as fast as she can back to the front door ans scratchs it to get back inside.
     
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    My kitten's too small, but as soon as he's big enough, i'll buy him a collar and tag. He doesn't spend much time outdoors- but I'd rather be safe then sorry.
     
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    FoxyWench Salty Sea Dog

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    pus pus wears his collar 24/7, it has a small bell and a tag, hes slipped out before and while he doesnt go far i like to keep the songbirds safe and make sure hes tagged just in case.
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    The Kitty-Boy Brothers each wear a collar with a tag, and they are also both microchipped. They are indoor cats, but one of them took out a window screen once, so I prefer to have them labeled! We didn't originally have collars on them, but after the window incident (we found them four houses down the street rooting through the neighbors trash)... well... it seemed like a good idea.

    I have the cat's name and our phone number engraved on one side, and on the back of the tag it says "I'M AN INDOOR CAT!" That way, I'm hoping that in case one of them escapes the house and a neighbor finds them, they won't just assume that collar = outdoor cat.

    We really lucked out in that these guys never really had any issues with their collars. There was no training, no desensitizing. We just put the collars on and they were like, "yeah whatever." :p


    As for the tail-chasing, Ticheli likes to play with his tail, though he doesn't really do the run-in-a-circle chase with it. He will usually pounce and then roll around on his back while holding the end of his tail between his front paws. It's soooo cute!
     
  15. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Yay, I'm not crazy for wanting to collar Jade! We need to get a super small tag for her collar that won't weigh her neck down too much at first but the shop nearby has some you can special order that should work. Jade's funny, she does chase her tail in circles just like a silly puppy.
     
  16. Phoenixangelwyngs

    Phoenixangelwyngs Zookeeper Extraordinaire!

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    All my kitties are collared. Everyone has tags. Everyone is indoor only unless harnessed. Not everyone is happy about this. I do have attempted "jailbreaks" which is why everyone is collared.... and everyone has tags.
    Most of mine do not chase their tails.. except Mae... she does. But she's weird.
     
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    yup, mine has a collar
     

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