Battle Of The Bell
Animaltalk Magazine|December 2019
Battle Of The Bell
Is the bell on your cat’s collar a good idea, or not?
Wendy Wilson

The original idea behind attaching a bell to your cat’s collar was that if she was hunting any birds or small animals, they would hear her coming and be able to get away in time. But if your cat stays inside the house all the time, is the bell still relevant?

#119 Not all cats take to wearing a collar, and if you are going to get one for your cat, then do make sure that you introduce her to the collar properly.

#120 Very sensitive cats may never get used to a collar or a bell and they should not be forced to wear them.

#121 Once your cat has accepted the collar, only then should the bell be attached.

But whether your cat’s collar features a bell is up to you, her owner, and if you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, see the arguments for and against her wearing a bell.

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December 2019