Comparing the amiability of indoor/outdoor cats and full-time indoor cats

Comparing the behaviour of indoor cats and indoor/outdoor cats

This is an interesting survey which compares the behaviour of indoor/outdoor cats with those who are kept indoors full-time and living with other cats. I think it’ll be useful to people considering adopting a cat and whether they should keep the cat indoors full-time or allow them outdoor access without supervision. Of course, there …

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4 Australian cat owner attitudes to domestic cat containment or freedom to roam

A catio improves a cat's personality

My understanding of this study (see base of page) is that there are four reasons why Australian cat owners keep their cats inside their home. And there are five different ways of owning a cat in terms of containing them inside the home or allowing them outside. Australians have the highest domestic cat containment …

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Outdoor cat problems – they are multifarious

Outdoors cats

This is about the indoor-outdoor cat debate primarily. This is a huge topic and I touch on some of those issues in this article (which has become rambling I am afraid). The debate about allowing cats outside has been raging for a long time now as at 2022. There’s been an ongoing campaign from …

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10 facts about the space used by cats allowed outside

Domestic cats don't travel far when allowed outside

This is information from a Norwegian study but it represents domestic cats generally in ‘developed countries’ because domestic cats anywhere have the same mentality on home range size. I was not sure how to present it but decided in the end to simply state the facts. I found that the results very much matched …

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Can FIV positive cats go outside?

FIV cat

Physically, of course, FIV-positive cats can go outside. This is a moral question more than anything else. It’s a question about protecting other cats who are FIV-negative. If you let a FIV-positive cat go outside they may pass the disease to a FIV-negative cat. Although transmission isn’t that easy. Close or casual contact alone …

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