Cats with outdoor access reap the benefits of more opportunities to exhibit natural behaviors like climbing, exploring, roaming their territory and communicating with other cats in the region.
Keeping your cat as a residence cat can help keep them away from busy roads, however, many indoor surroundings can become predictable and boring, leading to stress, inactivity, and obesity.
It could be particularly hard for cats to cope with living indoors if indeed they have plenty of energy, want to explore and also have previously been allowed time outdoors.
But also for some cats, for example, people that have a disability or medical problem, living indoors is actually a better option, and they might feel convenient.
How long do indoor cats live
Indoor cats live from 12-18 years old. Many may possibly live to maintain their early 20s. The initially reported cat lived to be an amazing 28 years old.
Methods for keeping Indoor cats happy:
1.Provide a litter tray in a quiet place; clean it regularly. Cats tend to be reluctant to employ a dirty tray or one located in a busy area.
2.Ensure your cat has enough room. Indoor-only cats should have use of several rooms.
3.Allow your cat access to a minimum of two types of resting places, one at floor level, enclosed on three sides and yet another higher one with an excellent view – this should be safe for your cat to access.
4.Provide scratching posts in several locations so they can mark territory, strengthen muscles and sharpen claws.
5.Provide opportunities for daily exercise to keep fit and healthy.
6.Provide/create new ways for your cat to stay active, both physically and mentally. Cats can become frustrated and uninterested in indoor-only lifestyles.
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If you choose to let your cat outside:
1.Protect your kitty from other cats. Keep her on a leash or secured in a cage or other confined space where she can’t get out (and other cats can’t get in).
2.Ensure an adult supervises your kitty’s outdoor time to ensure strays cannot come into contact with her.
3.Take her to the veterinarian at least once annually for lifesaving vaccines, as well as parasite screening and treatment.
How long do outdoor cats live
An outdoor cat can live as long as an indoor cat… but as others have said this will depend on a whole lot of factors. The factors include traffic (cars, motorcycles, people in general), other animals (rodents can carry disease, dogs are predators… ), along with reptiles (some frogs and toads are poisonous in places like FL). A cat wouldn’t realize this and make an effort to eat one or play with one. Certain plants are poisonous as well and cats wouldn’t realize that either.
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Oldest cat ever
The oldest cat was Creme Puff of Austin Texas. Born on August 3rd, 1967, Creme Puff passed away in August 2005 at age 38 years.
Also deserving a mention is Puss, who was born in 1903. Puss was owned by Mrs. T. Holway of Devon. Puss passed away on 29th November 1939, 1 day after his 36th birthday.
The second is Granpa who lived to the ripe later years of 34. Granpa Rex Allen (Granpa for short) was a Sphynx adopted from the Humane Society of Texas.