Mudcat Café message #3210740 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139843   Message #3210740
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
22-Aug-11 - 04:17 AM
Thread Name: BS: Life Expectancy in Cats
Subject: RE: BS: Life Expectancy in Cats
I took notes this morning when an animal expert was talking about cats & wildlife. I'll be moving sometime in the next few years into a place with a yard & would love a cat. I've been catless since 1978! That's a long time between purrrrrrs.

He said an outdoor cat lives on average a lot less than an indoor cat (5 yrs vs 15+ years) as it faces more danger, apart from the danger it poses to small birds. He also suggested keeping cats indoors when birds feed - ie. early morning & late afternoon.