The best way to determine the proper nutrition for a domestic cat is to take a look at what cats normally eat in the wild. In this article, you are going to learn what sort of animals cats eat out in nature, and what these habits tell us about the diet of domesticated cats.
Is your cat having fun indoors? While most people agree that cats are safe indoors, one should not force a cat to live inside four walls without providing a stimulating environment. Cats need the outdoors, and, if the outdoors has become dangerous, the best part of it must come inside. In this article you are going to learn how to make your cat’s surroundings more appealing, fun, stimulating, and a closer match to life outdoors.
It’s been a while now, but our cat used to wake us up at 4 a.m. every night. At the exact same time. Actually, we also did exactly the same thing every night – we gave her canned food. It was a lovely solution, because we could get back to sleep a few minutes later. But it kept happening each and every night – again, and again, and again ….
It’s quite obvious that it takes greater effort to train a cat, when compared to training a dog. Why is this so? There must be an explanation for why cats are not as easily trained as dogs, right? Right!
Research shows domestic cats are extremely good hunters with an average of every third pounce resulting in a catch. Only few other animals, mostly large cats, can beat it.
Is it coincidence? Not even close, here are the reasons why cats are one of most successful hunters ever walked on the Earth.
In he wild, hunting is essential to survival in any species eating meat, including cats. If the cat would not hunt, it would starve to death. However, in the household environment, cats receive their food from humans. But, if you do let your cat outside, you will know, he still hunts, no matter how well fed he is. So why does this happen?
As we wrote in our previous article about cat socialization, childhood is the intensive learning period for cats. There are plenty of tasks and experiences they must learn, and the most important part of it is the stuff that kittens learn from their mother.
Cats are well known hunters. In the Medieval Europe they were associated with witch-crafting and were treated like evil animals. The only reason they were at least bit tolerated and ‘accepted”, was because, when it came to protecting granaries from rodents, like mice or rats, the domestic cat had no competition. But if they are that good hunters, does it mean they are extremely hungry?
Creating a food hunt for your indoor cat (actually, I tried, and it works for outdoor cat as well) is one of the most effective ways to enrich his life. This article will show how to get the most fun out of it.