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What do cats do with the heads of birds they have killed?

  1. bethperry profile image90
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    What do cats do with the heads of birds they have killed?

    Our cats often leave gifts of birds at our doorstep, and generally with the heads removed. What do they do with these heads?

  2. Melissa A Smith profile image99
    Melissa A Smithposted 4 years ago

    Pet cats generally eat the heads off of their prey because the brain tissue is their favorite part. They wastefully disregard the rest because they have food at home and don't need to hunt.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Oh my. Our cats are wined and dined like royalty, but they still catch the birds, and eat those little heads sad But hubby says they leave them at our door out of gratitude, which I reckon is a consolation, lol

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image74
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    I read somewhere: On small birds they seem to eat them because they are the tastiest part. On larger birds the heads are gamey and seem harder to chew.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting!

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I didn't know, but Melissa just taught me something new. I was going to be silly and say maybe they have a bird's head collection somewhere they've collected as trophies of their hunt. There are some stray cats around my house and I've found chipmunk heads without bodies, but never bodies without heads.

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sheila, I can still see a cat having such a trophy collection..along with the tale of how the "big" one got away! lol

  5. wrytre profile image76
    wrytreposted 4 years ago

    They place them on stakes in front of their hidden lair as a warning to any potential attackers.  The real question is, what are they up to in that hidden lair....

    1. bethperry profile image90
      bethperryposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Their plans for taking over the world and stealing Austin Powers' mojo would be my guess! wink

 
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