• New basenji owner to Milo, 6 months old. He is outdoor/indoor dog and we found him going to town on a bird. Is this normal? And what anout chasing rabbits?


  • Totally normal! I've heard of a B jumping in the air to catch birds as they pass by and succeeding. B's have a very high prey drive anything that catches their interest they chase. Mine chase squirrels here.


  • Oh, congrats. today's kill at my house was a rabbit. Our agility lesson went downhill quickly after that.


  • The only thing you have to watch out for is bugs, parasites, etc. I have two girls that are very good at 'catching' critters.


  • Birds? Oh my yes - my female catches them just as they begin their takeoff from the ground!
    Rabbits? Mine have all learned to corner these and then …
    Chipmunks? Yes indeed.
    Muskrats,
    Mice,
    etc


  • Absolutely wizard, birds, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, I've even known a few to take on possums and raccoons. Egads! Tough little buggers, aren't they?

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