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  1. Eazail70x7

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    I used to when I live at my mother's house. Don't live there now and don't have none of them guys :)
     

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    I had a friend that had roaches in his ash tray all the time...
     
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    Live in the country next to a huge field that gets mowed once a year, so once a year we arm ourselves and do our best to fight against the onslaught of newly homeless roaches and mice that think my home would be a nice place to hang out until the field grows back...

    My wife hates the idea of mouse traps and poisons... so we got a cat. It's NATURAL.

    I would feel a lot better about that, if the cat didn't have a habit of taking the mice into the bath tub and playing roman gladiator all night long.
     
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    I've got an optical mouse, but normally I like trackballs personally :)
    No roaches as I don't do drugs ;)
     
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    cats are complete assholes when it comes to "hunting" their pray. When I used to have cats the thing would grab the mouse, bunny, etc... and just throw it across the yard. pounce on it do it again, for like five minutes then just leave. never killed the poor animals half the time they would try to limp away and couldnt.
     
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    Humans torture defenseless animals for fun. Cats though... don't know right from wrong in that department.
     
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    I agree completely with that statement, which is why id have more trouble accidently running over a dog then i would accidently hitting a person. but that neither here nor there and i think we both know what happened last time a argument like that got brought up. lol
     
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    It's because domestic cats are pretty much stuck in a permanent kitten mode, and that's how they learn to hunt, but "playing" with their food. A truely wild or feral cat isn't going to do that, because it isn't in training and doesn't have a bowl of Friskies inside waiting, it's serious business to him and he'll kill quickly and eat.
     
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    Whats up with cats leaving guts and stuff on your front porch... When I lived at home with my mom her cats would always do that... I used to have 2 foxes that I would feed live mice as a treat, and there was no play at all. The second they got a hold of the mouse it was dead and completely gone.
     
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    You should be fine as long as you don't have cockamouses. ;)

    But seriously, there was a mouse in the house once because we live near a field. I've never seen a cockroach (or the mouse, actually).
     
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    I used to have roaches in my living room and I do have rats and mice in my kitchen.



    I had the roaches for the geckos but they didn't like them and the mice and rats 'live' in the freezer, they are for my snakes :D
     
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    House cats that are fed by their owners will still have a bit of their hunting instincts, but do not feel the need to competely devour their catch like feral outdoor cats do.

    I live near a huge field where we see feral cats finishing off mice and rabbits quite often.
     
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    It's how feline society works. They see you as the alpha cat, so when they make a kill, they bring back a share for you. It's a sign that they see you as their superior and it's kind of a gift.
     
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    Yeah. It's amazing how little pet owners, myself included, understand their pets and how they perceive things and function. So many of our actions towards them is to please our needs but do nothing for them. For example, hugging a dog is not a sign of affection for the dog but it is for humans. That's why so many dogs are like "WTH" when you hug them. lol
     
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    I have a 'slight' fear of mice, so I hope that I shall never see a mouse in my house. When I say slight...I mean I hyperventilate when I see a mouse scurry by...seeing a dead mouse makes me want to break down and cry...looking at a picture of a mouse gives me chill with accelerated heart rate. I am unable to watch anything on TV with mice in it...even cartoons like Ratatouille...yup 'slight' fear...
     
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    We had a mouse in the house once and our cat was going to get it but my husband got to it first. Our cat ignored us more than usual for about 2 weeks. There is a feral cat in our backyard that I witnessed hunting a squirrel and then ate that leaving a tail for my dog to play with.
     
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    Everyone has roaches and mice in their home. If you don't see it, it's smarter than you.
     
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    There is no alpha cat,more like a mother cat. The real reason why they bring food is to "teach" you because some cats think of you as their kitten.

    They bring home their catch for you, to teach you how to hunt. "This is food you stupid kitten"

    First they bring in dead prey, "This is how you eat it." Then half-dead ones "This is how you hunt it."

    Pretty soon they'll start bringing in live ones for you to kill and hunt.

    It's not a gift, it's a teaching implement.

    And all cats they are the dominant ones, those sweet cats just tolerate you.
     
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    Not everyone has roaches. If you're clean and don't leave them anything to eat, they can't thrive. However if you happen to see one, there are hundreds more that you can't see.

    The first apartment I lived in was a half double. Our neighbors were freakin filthy, always had piles of dirty dishes lying around, food on the floor, trash scattered about... truly disgusting. So we ALWAYS had roaches. We could bomb every other day and it wouldn't matter. So long as there is a food source present, they'll be around.
     

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