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BusterTheCat

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Does your sphynx cat wear a collar? I have three cats (one sphynx) and all of my cats except Buster (the sphynx) wear collars. My other two cats are notorious for trying to get out, but Buster has never attempted to escape. Even if you hold the door open in front of him, he knows not to run out. He's 8 years old and I feel like at this point it would just be silly to make him wear a collar, but I keep hearing stories about sphynx cats escaping and I know how cold and scared he would be if he ever escaped.

So what do you guys think? Is it unnecessary for him to start wearing a collar if he's 8 and has never run out? Do your sphynx cats wear collars?
 

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Nigel takes his collar off. Or gets his mouth stuck on the one that isn't as easily removed. Yuri has no issues with it. I only put collars on them If people are coming over so that if they get let out on accident they have collars as well as chips.
 

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Ours don't but they are chipped.

I am not sure how much a collar would help on top of a microchip.. if (heaven forbid) they did escape, hopefully a good honest person would help them find their way home with either (the chip or the collar) If they get into the wrong hands... a collar is not going to help.

I would just say this.. even though he has not shown any interest in going outside in 8 years.. continue to be careful. One day, something might catch his eye out there or if the door is accidentally left open, curiosity gets the better of him.

A few weeks ago, our Alfie who had never showed an interest decided he wanted to dash quickly out the door when I was taking some cat litter outside. Luckily I was able to calmly go over to him and lift him back in. Unpredictable!
 

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Izmae has never worn a collar. She has never attempted to go outside.
Mostly she goes out on the patio some with us. But, in about 5 min. she wants back in.
Also, I have heard to many horror stories about cats hanging themselves even in the breakaway collars.
It's just what you think best, you know your cat better than anyone.
 

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Neither of mine do. I wanted leia to when she first got here but spence would pounce on her lol.
 

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None of my 4 sphynx wear collars. My rescue Bengal does, I took it off her, when I got her and she wanted it back on,so I put it back on. My other Bengal, doesn't want anything to do with a collar. The only time they go out is on the screened in catio.
 

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All of our cats wear collars, including 3-month-old Marcus. The major reason we have them wear collars is so that we can hear them around the house. The bells are more important than identification if they get out. As far as id goes, we don't have id tags on their collars because they just get really dirty from being dragged through food and water. The only times we have put id tags on our cats' collars have been when we have traveled with them (moving from state to state or visiting away from home). At those times, I do put tags on their collars because it is one more way to try to get a lost animal back. Not everyone who finds a lost cat will take it to the vet and have it scanned. So a tag is much easier to read in those cases.
 

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We do collars on our 2 girls. The bells warn our senior boys that here comes trouble! It also helps hubby and I to know where they are. They are very fast and underfoot. They are all break away collars and I test them all to make sure they break away easily. It is important that the collars fit well and not too loose, that is also a cause for them to get hung up on things.


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BusterTheCat

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Thanks everyone! My two fur-cats wear break away collars with tags on them. I just get so worried whenever I have the thought of Buster escaping, though I know he's never attempted in all 8 years. I just hear so many stories of sphynx cats escaping and I couldn't imagine going through that! He's a good boy, though :cat:
 

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Mine didn't wear collars until about a month ago because they started trying to make a break for it when the door opens. I have been looking into a GPS collar tag for them because I have two acres and if they get out it's always stressful looking for them. I don't have bells on the collars though because I thought it would drive us crazy at night. I have never thought about it helping us from letting them get out side...hhhmmmm
 

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They have a new GPS tag that goes on the collar that is very slim and small for cats. The only downside I can think of is the battery. I want to get one because we lost Yuri in the house the other day. I was shaking treats and calling his name and freaked out when he wouldn't come out. He was up on top of the laundry room cabinets... but I ran around the neighborhood for an hour panicking.
 

BusterTheCat

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They have a new GPS tag that goes on the collar that is very slim and small for cats. The only downside I can think of is the battery. I want to get one because we lost Yuri in the house the other day. I was shaking treats and calling his name and freaked out when he wouldn't come out. He was up on top of the laundry room cabinets... but I ran around the neighborhood for an hour panicking.
I know how you feel! I once lost my cat in the house. We thought she had gotten out until we heard soft mewing from the basement. Turns out she got locked into the boiler room (I have no idea how). We were very worried
 

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I put collars on when there is a lot of activity going in and out the doors. They are off at night and during winter months because they are stuck in front of the wood stove. :LOL:.

My flame Siamese came micro chipped from the shelter. I got my first two chipped during their spay and neuter. My re homed girl I need to still get chipped. And my youngest male Sincere because he came to me from Canada.

When the girls go out in the cat tent I make them wear their collars also


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BusterTheCat

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@Embracing-Joyx4 When we're having people over or when we know the door will be opening a lot during the day we lock the cats in a room (with a litter box & toys) until it quiet's down. Sometimes we don't keep Buster locked during those times because we know he doesn't go out, but keeping a collar on when the door is opening all day is a good idea!
 
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