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Editado: Jun 8, 2015, 7:53 pm

This is my Lexi in stalker mode. (Usually the pigeons are smart enough to keep away from the terrace since they know a cat lives here, but this spring has not brought the smartest bunch!)

Jun 9, 2015, 10:08 pm

Does she make the "ki-ki-kik" noise when she watches birds? Mine always does!

Jun 10, 2015, 3:25 am

>1 framboise: & >2 dkhiggin: Does that include the çhittering of the chin :-)

My 2 cats are chalk & cheese wrt. birds.

MAX, the male who adopted me about 6 years ago totally ignores and is ignored by the birds. Image this image, if you will.
It's the start of the year and my Magpies bring their children to my buffett table for birds. OK some mince meat & some bread.
MAX is sitting in his usual Sphynx position .IE. legs out.
I opened the fly-screen to feed the hungry hoards. A new baby (who by now recognises me) runs towards me right
over Max's extended front paws
I winced, bye bye Birdie. Max ignored the stupid baby and as though to make a point did
a magnificent LION Yawn as if to say, I could have had you but...
When he is out doors the birds ignore him.


Buffy. She loves bird TV. Glass door. 'nik-nik-nik' jaw moving like the Aliens.
I have only recently allowed her out-side, for up to half an hour. Only had her for 7 months, busy road etc.

She quickly discovered where I feed the birds! (1 visit out doors) and really really wants them. The birds know this
and whenever she appears they set up a very loud racket. But totally ignore Max.

2 Cats two different natures.

Love them both.

Jun 10, 2015, 8:18 am

>2 dkhiggin: I think all cats do, don't they? Ours don't speak a word of English but they know how to say "ki-ki-kik".

Jun 10, 2015, 8:56 am

#2 I know what you mean. I once had a foster cat that did that. My current cat above stays very still and quiet. She only begins clicking her teeth if I hug or pet her.

Jun 10, 2015, 9:44 am

I think ki-ki-kik is the universal cat language that translates to "I want that NOW."

Jun 10, 2015, 3:15 pm

Mine only does it for birds, though. She has different noises for squirrels and rabbits, and really different noises for other cats! That involves a lot of lunging with teeth bared right into the glass patio door!

Jun 11, 2015, 1:56 am

I can almost picture it Guido!

If I could bring the magpies into my yard I would love it! Mum & Dad have 3 generations that visit for treats & they are amazing birds, they show real personalities & mum & dad can tell who is who by how they act & where they land on the balcony & how they intereact with eachother :)

I think my Tilly would be like your Buffy - she already chatters (ki-ki-kik) at the wattle birds & such that visit. But I think my Taji would be terrified! A few years ago when I was still trying to harness train them to be in the backyard with me (gave up on that when they started crying at the back door to go out all the time), I had Taji in the yard with me giving him a brush when a kookaburra landed on the fence, well Taji leapt into my arms & started shivering! Lil Sook! I think Tilly would have gone for it & it could have ended badly so very glad it was my boy with me at the time – but he really is a wussy boy, lol :)