The call of the bird protectors: “Keep your cat inside for the moment”

The breeding season of bats is complete. So that naked newborns are not a bird for the cat, their advocates make a call: Keep your pets indoors for a while.

In the Belang van Limburg, Niels Luyten of “Vogelbescherming Vlaanderen” explains that the newborns of the typical garden birds, such as the blue tit and the charcoal tit, are about to fly in the coming weeks: “In the first days out of the nest, the naked birds cannot fly yet“, he points out to the newspaper:”It’s like a toddler who first learns to crawl, then walk, and finally run. The young birds need a few days a week before they can take control of the flight. Only then will they be able to get to safety. “

Even if it is not chewed and collected by a shelter, meeting our little cats can be fatal: “A cat has very sharp canines, comparable to fine hypodermic needles. If a cat has bitten, even if only to play, bacteria will still be found in these wounds. So the bird can die after a few days, even if it has no obvious injuries“.

To ask? Keep the cat indoors if there is a nest in the area, especially at night.

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