What is the best breed for an outdoor cat? I live in a temperate climate. Winters are pretty mild.
Which breeds hunt more? Male or female?
on Aug 13th 2012
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Here on Catster, we do not encourage people to let their cats outside. There are too many dangers from cars and 2 and 4 legged predators out there. In addition, if the cat uses your neighbor's flowerbed for a litter box, it won't make you very popular on your street. There is no breed that is a "better" outdoor cat than another. In the same vein, hunting is a behavior that is not determined by the sex of the cat. Some cats hunt, some don't. In addition, if you live in a rodent infested area, others could be putting out poison that the cat could ingest. However, some humane organizations do have "feral" or outdoor/barn cats that they have for adoption. You must agree to provide shelter for the cat and food as well as vetting. These cats are seldom pets, but most are hunters and hardy. If you want a pet cat, consider getting a cat and keeping it inside.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 8/14/12. Helpful? / 0