HomeHuman to cat relationshipcat welfareAt the very least, cats should have access to natural light and be able to observe the outside environment

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At the very least, cats should have access to natural light and be able to observe the outside environment — 3 Comments

  1. My furkids have access to windows and doors to look out of. Except when the weather is over 100 degrees. Then the see out a cooler place to spend the day and are active at night. I have security doors front and back, so they can really see and interact with nature. There are several lizards, a gopher snake or two, rabbits and rock squirrels they can interact with. Also skunks, raccoons, coyotes, and a bobcat or two around. The doors are closed after dark, so they have to observe from the back of the couch or the window sills. And I almost forgot all the birds that come around-dove, quail, owls, crows and ravens, and others.

  2. You are spot on here, Michael. Completely. Cats are highly evolved sensory beings. They thrive on stimulation, especially olfactory and visual, provided it is not too intense. Cats need this input to live a healthy, balanced life. I had to laugh about your cat and the cat flap, a great example of how cats are creatures of habit and dependent on familiar sensory data for security.

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