We have 2 gerbils, Ali and Gwen, and I always play with them. We fight through the cage. It's fun. Well, tonight I FINALLY got the cage open, and got Ali! Mom heard a scuffle, and turned and saw me with Ali in my mouth. She was SO mad! She grabbed me and pried my mouth open to get Ali, who went back into the cage. Then Mom swatted my butt HARD! She told me I was a very bad kitty and made me go sit on the floor. (I like to sit on the table next to her). Seriously, I just wanted a taste! I don't see why Mom is so mad at me. Now I can't get into the cage, Mom did something to it so I can't open it again. Mom said it's good that I didn't hurt Ali, or I would be in even MORE trouble. Dad says it's my nature, and Mom is overreacting, but she said even if I am a carnivore, I shouldn't try to eat Ali. Any ideas to keep me from hurting Ali or Gwen again?