We keep our cats indoors for their safety. But if the outside world were safe, cats would love to experience the freedom to roam.
HOW DOES YOUR CAT ADAPT TO OUR MODERN LIFESTYLE?
- Cats have natural needs linked to their feline nature.
- Cats are territorial animals. They like to feel in control of their environment.
- They want to freely access any part of their territory. This is especially important for essentials like eating, toileting, resting, and playing.
- Cats are also rather solitary animals. They do not easily share their territory and their essentials with other cats.
WHY DO OUR LIFESTYLES SOMETIMES CONFLICT WITH THE NEEDS OF OUR CATS?
Cats naturally live and hunt alone so their territory is important to them. Cats in our homes often do not get to choose where and when they can use their resources (food or resting places for example), especially when they live with another cat.
Cats like 2 things in particular: peace and routine. Unfortunately these are not always possible in our homes, which are filled with noise and activities.
Cats need to have an escape route to cope with any situations that threatens them. There are many times this may not be possible, such as a closed door or window, a person or another animal blocking their way.
Given the choice between travelling somewhere or staying at home, cats are unanimous - home is best! Cats like stability of their territory, but at times we need our cats to leave the safety of home, such as moving home or vet visits.