Our cat’s instinct unleashes the hunting spirit that lies dormant in him and pushes him to attack the small animals in the garden. In this new episode, Laetitia Barlerin, veterinarian and journalist, gives us the procedure to follow to protect them. A podcast hosted by Alexandra Belooussova.
Why does my cat chase small animals in the garden?
Hedgehog, mouse, bird… the mere sight of one of these animals is immediately stimulating the cat’s hunting instinct. And this, even though he is full and has just eaten. You should know that all cats have this instinct, whether they are frominterior oroutside (so of gutter). Of course, this is instinct more or less strong depends on the season, of’experience…
What animals do cats hunt?
Laetitia Barlerin gives us the list of garden animals that the cat hunts. And contrary to what you might think, it’s not the birds that come first. IN 70% of casesfelines hunt rodents (field mice, shrews, mice…). Domestic cats are also attracted insects and reptile, just like lizard.
How do you protect small animals in the garden from your cat?
For Pprotect small animals in the gardenbut also wildlife, the cat’s instinct, here are some tips to put in place:
- Sterilize the cat.
- Decorate the garden with areas of refuge.
- Propose toys for cats to change one’s mind.
- Guarantee safety eat.