Your cat is just like her big cat cousins – a born explorer with a strong sense of curiosity. While many cats are content to stay inside, yours might find the lure of the world beyond the cat flap just too tempting to ignore – particularly if he’s a male.
If you’re uncomfortable about your cat being out and about, here are a few things you can do to manage her natural behaviour without cramping her style.
If you do let your cat explore the outside world, make sure she has a collar with a name tag, and a bell to warn potential prey. It’s important that the collar has an elastic section – this allows your cat to slip free if the collar gets caught on something.
A cat-friendly garden
If you have a garden, consider building a protective pen for your cat to roam in. It’s a good idea to use strong wooden posts and wire netting, and provide covered areas so your cat can shelter from bad weather or hot sunshine. Make it fun for your cat by including a scratching post, and levelled perches for her to climb on.