A cat's movement for one day recorded via GPS.
We put out food for strays. Two come by regularly (along with a baby possum) and now we have some idea where they go when they're not at our house.
After my initial post, I did a little research and found this interesting article:
Secret Life Of The cat: The Science Of Tracking Our Pets
They do get around don't they.
Have a fabulous day. ♥
I wonder what their night life is like. Our Ring cameras pick up several on many nights, mostly chubby black cats that seem to have regular meals.
Sandee: More than we know.
Jan: That's a very good question. We keep our cats indoors at night. One of our regular strays is a gorgeous Himalayan who is most obviously, even from afar, not neutered. My husband & I are torn about trapping him.
Do tomcats have more active roaming behavior? What about breeds of cats - how much does it vary?
We would let our cats out at our last house but don't here because we've got coyotes roaming around.
Most the cats hung around in our yard, but we did have one named Howard that was a peeping Tom cat and he'd go around an look in people's windows. They were all back and in at night though.
I'm thinking the wandering cat is a feral making his/her rounds but eats near the center there.
LL: I'm guessing that male toms roam more than females, but I don't know for sure. It hasn't been an area that science has studied much until now. Time will tell the tale.
Kid: We keep our three cats in the house at night, but have no idea where two of them go during the day. We have two strays outside that hang around the house for food, but don't come close to us. I am making headway with the young female and was able to boop her nose this week. Every day brings progress with her as she's getting closer & closer to me. My family calls me a cat charmer, so I must live up to my potential.
One cat we have now is an inside/outside feral. I spent an entire summer occasionally sitting in a chair on the back deck with a brush in my hand that this cat would come and brush herself with. Then an entire winter of her sleeping in a box I made that was insulated, covered in plastic and with a heating pad inside. Then a few months of enticing her into the garage to eat. Finally, she come into the house after about a year and a half. She is still pretty skittery.
Kid: You're my go to guy about cats because you've have so much experience with them. It takes so much patience to woe a cat. We're dealing with a young domestic short hair and she's coming closer to me every day, but we're afraid we're running out of time before she goes into estrus. So we're in touch with our local Humane Society to trap both of these cats and have them fixed. My husband, the crazy cat man, wants to keep them both. I just want to get them fixed.
Most ferals will get used to the easy life. They will always want to go out and hunt and explore though. Ours now only goes out during decent weather. During winter she won't get near the door. I should mention she is also a calico and they are very independent and moody.
WTF? I'm the author?
Thus we keep ours indoors, except Tripod SissyCat, who will not leave the porch and grass in front of it. She learned better, that's why she has three legs.
Messymimi: Tripod Sissy Cat sounds like a smart cat. Not gonna do that again.
We try to keep ours indoors, but as older rescues who have tasted the outdoors, they can't be contained. The only one we do keep indoors was rescued as a tiny kitten (from a trash can) and she really doesn't remember the outdoors.
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