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Cat in the garden, useful tips and information on how to manage a cat outdoors or how to get it out of the house. Tricks to get a cat used to life outdoors.
Unlike the dog, the cat does not like the leash so it is more difficult to allow it to live in the open air and some going out of the house! Let's see how to get the cat used to living in the garden without running away or doing damage around the city! :)))
Do cats look better indoors or flowers at home?
Let's start with this question: icats are better off indoors or out? You are right to ask yourself about your cat's needs, it means that you are really a good owner.
Cats adapt well to both outdoor and apartment life, but if there is the possibility of letting the cat out in the garden you should do it! Outdoors, the cat is happier, certainly runs some more risks but lives better.
Until 50 years ago, even iindoor catsthey spent a lot of time away from home. Today, man's lifestyle has changed and so has thecattends to always be confined indoors.
It is easy to get used to a cat that has always been at home to live outdoors. It is more difficult to do the opposite, that is to confine a cat that has always been used to living in the garden in an apartment.
How not to let the cat escape from the garden
A dog in the garden is easier to manage than acat, Why? Cats are capable of high jumps from the ground andto escapeStreet.
Thecat running awayit is an eventuality that you must consider. Not all cats run awayfrom your garden, however, if you notice that this phenomenon happens with a certain frequency you have to act. To avoid this problem, it will be necessary to set up a mesh fence at least 2 meters high with a canopy facing the inside of the garden of at least 50 cm. Yes… it looks like you are designing Alcatraz fences but as I told you, the cat jumps and can climb trees too, so consider them while designing your net.
Cat in the garden, advice
Thecat in the gardenmust be safe, so:
- avoid growing toxic plants and flowers that the cat could chew (oleander, lily of the valley…).
- Cultivate an area with dense vegetation, the cat loves bushes to hide in.
- Prepare a suspended area where the cat can perch and monitor the area.
Domestic cat outside the house
If thecathas just arrived, if you have moved, if it is a small cat or if thecatin question has always been used to living indoors, you will have to proceed gradually.
Spend a few hours a day outside the home. If he is particularly restless, put him on a leash that will make him walk the road several times back to the house.
It is true that the cat does not like a leash or harness and can get scared ... but you will have to find a way to let him explore the area! Maybe convince him with some treats to give him when he gets home, so that he can associate returning to your territory as something positive. This solution can also be used in case ofcat running away from the garden.
Avoid letting it go out at night and above all better to be constant but continue in small doses. That is ... let him spend little time away from home but every day.
Cat in the garden hunting lizards, mice and birds
Thecathunts and catches lizards, mice and birds just for fun and instinct, if well fed it will never do so out of hunger. It is not uncommon for the cat in the garden to return to the house with a lizard in its mouth or a mouse. He only does this because he wants to bring a gift to the owner… so don't yell at it! I know it won't be pleasant but the cat experiences it as a gift it is giving you.
Among the animals that the cat can capture in the garden I point out: grasshoppers, hornets, birds, frogs, mice and lizards.
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