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Old 05-18-06, 01:35 PM
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best DVD to entertain cats

Hey all,

I have a 65" Widescreen and the other day I put in my BIG FISH DVD. When I left the room and came back in, I noticed that my cats were going nuts over the bees flying around on the main menu screen. That got me thinking.

I know there are some DVDs out there to keep pets occupied -- but i wanted to know which you thought was the best. I was even thinking of finding a video clip of birds flying around, burning it to a DVD and just looping that.....

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Any dvd's you can think of that have a good sequence that could me A->B looped to feline entertainment....? haha.


Thanks,

Matt
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just about any porno will do (except for the Aged to Perfection series)
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Animals can not see the frequency that tv's emit so the cats were reacting to the buzzing sound, not the actual bees. As such, I'd say anything with lots of interesting sounds should keep a cat interested.
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or how about those continuous loop 'Aquarium' DVD's
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I've got to say, my tv is on most of the time at home,a nd I have never seen either of my cats so much as look at the screen. They are interested in my real-life snake though, and have both been known to stare at that for awhile (especially after I drop a nice big rat in the cage).
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Garfield.


It has to entertain someone.
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Old 05-18-06, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by mifuneral
Animals can not see the frequency that tv's emit so the cats were reacting to the buzzing sound, not the actual bees. As such, I'd say anything with lots of interesting sounds should keep a cat interested.
^Yes, while sounds, especially surround sound, can draw attention, cats can see images on a TV screen even though they don't see in full color like humans. Cat brains are wired to track rapid motions from side to side, from what I have read and observed. Mixing an image with appropriate sounds would be even more attractive.

Some cats are interested, others indifferent. Most quickly figure out that there isn't really anything there, just like they learn that their reflection in a mirror isn't another cat.
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one of our cats checks out movies when we watch them.
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One of my cats absolutely loves the opening Scrat sequence of Ice Age. Plenty of quick, rapid motion and scratchy, animal-like sounds to keep his attention.

The sad thing is, we rented the movie and hated it, but seeing the cat's reaction to that scene, we bought it to entertain him occasionally (and, by proxy, ourselves).
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My cat loves watching movies, but will only do so in a reflection. He could just as easily turn to the left and see the TV, but he stares at the reflection off a picture frame through the entire thing. You can watch him move his eyes to follow the anything moving. It is so funny!

Oh, BTW, Stephen King's Cat's Eye would be a good choice, teaches your cat new tricks...
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Originally Posted by mifuneral
Animals can not see the frequency that tv's emit so the cats were reacting to the buzzing sound, not the actual bees. As such, I'd say anything with lots of interesting sounds should keep a cat interested.
It's amazing the crap that shows up as "fact" on the internet these day.
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Animals can not see the frequency that tv's emit
You mean the visible spectrum?
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Aka...

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or how about those continuous loop 'Aquarium' DVD's
Finding Nemo.
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Originally Posted by Peep
It's amazing the crap that shows up as "fact" on the internet these day.
These days? Ever since the second guy posted to the internet, someone's been wrong about something on it. I can't say for certain if it was the first guy or the second who was wrong, but whatever the first guy posted, you can be damn sure the second guy responded to tell him he was a goddamn idiot, he's got everything wrong, and the world would be better off if his parents had never met. One of them had to be wrong.
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"Tales From The Darkside: The Movie" has a short story which your cats might get a kick out of
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Originally Posted by The Third Jake
These days? Ever since the second guy posted to the internet, someone's been wrong about something on it. I can't say for certain if it was the first guy or the second who was wrong, but whatever the first guy posted, you can be damn sure the second guy responded to tell him he was a goddamn idiot, he's got everything wrong, and the world would be better off if his parents had never met. One of them had to be wrong.
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From my observations and research, cats usually love the following movies:

GLITTER
GANGS OF NEW YORK
WEEKEND AT BERNIES 2
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE
RISKY BUSINESS
MY BREAKFAST AT TIFFANIES
ASSMASTER 1, 2, and 3
PHILADELPHIA
SHORT CIRCUIT
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS
DAS BOOT
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If you put the scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets where they remove the Mandrakes (those screaming plants), your cat will have a field day. That is if you have surround sound of course.
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How bout the Monty Python- Confuse A Cat -sketch.
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I was watching "Trois couleurs: Bleu" not long ago. There's a scene where Juliette Binoche uncovers a rat nest. Lots of baby rats peeping. I put the DVD on A-B repeat and it kept all 3 of my cats fascinated for at least a half hour. They responded to both the audio and the video.
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