Question on feather toys

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Question on feather toys
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Sat, 04-12-2003 - 10:58am
My Mischa loves fishing pole toys with feathers at the end. She has a few already (but all with the feathers missing). She's very good at extracting the feathers right away. I just got her a new one and she broke of part of one of the feathers and was playing with it. It this safe?
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Sat, 04-12-2003 - 2:11pm
I don't think the feathers will hurt her. I gather turkey feathers for my kitties to play with occasionally and they are Ok with them. I think I'd pick up little parts of feathers and toss them just so there is no chance of her getting choked. I have to put my fishing pole toy up when I'm not playing with them or I'd have to buy new feathers for it everyday! LOL

Hugs,

Leslie (cl-lcni)


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Registered: 04-01-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 5:14pm
I too, think they should be fine with it. Don't these cats normally eat birds by nature? I think they can deal with the toy feathers just the same way. I do agree though that the hard part from larger feathers like turkey feathers might choke them.

I just got a mental picture of my kitties trying to take on a fully grown turkey. They are such big babies, I don't think they can take on even a little hummingbird (not that I'd ever let them).

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 04-16-2003 - 9:02pm
I just get worried because she seems to break of a small bit of the feather and then plays with it. I was worried she might choke on such a small peice.

Thanks for your answers, though!

Candace