• Best cat breeds for catching spiders?

    From frauleinash@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 25 17:42:10 2017
    On Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 5:58:44 AM UTC-4, AL_n wrote:
    I'm thinking of acquiring a cat, and am considering which breeds would be suitable. I'm a spider phobic, so a cat that would eradicate spiders from
    my house would be a particular favourite.

    Other qualities that I'd value:
    1) affectionate
    2) talkative
    3) clean
    4) no tendency to molt heavily

    Any suggestions appreciated..


    You definitely want a Siamese. They are the most talkative and intelligent of the cat breeds, extremely loyal, and are known to be fast/agile and decent mousers... which is pretty much the same thing. But not *every* cat will be a hunter, so you might
    think about just adopting a kitten and teaching it to hunt yourself. Get some little plastic spiders and attach them to a string and dangle it in front of the cat, reward him every time he "kills" the spider. Good luck. I used to be the most
    arachnophobic person I knew, until I learned a major life lesson and discovered that there are *waaay* worse things than spiders out there... and guess what? Spiders eat ALL of them. I haven't killed a spider in my house in a long time now.

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