Questions About Cats

do tortoises and cats get on?
Questions About Cats

Do Tortoises Get Along with Cats?

Having two kinds of pets in one household, like tortoises and cats, can be a difficult combination. That’s because the two different species of animals don’t naturally get along, and may even attack or kill each other. Adult tortoises and cats ‘can’ get along once they are trained. Cats and tortoises don’t hunt each other in the wild, but they can chase and bite each other. To stop your cat and tortoise fighting you can […]

is a fox dangerous to cats?
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How to Stop Foxes Attacking Cats

Foxes rarely attack cats, but it can happen. Although the risk is small, cats should be kept at a safe distance from foxes to prevent attacks. This is particularly important for senior felines, kittens, and declawed cats. If you do let your cat outside, an outdoor cat enclosure will provide some extra safety. Secure your yard with a fence, and make sure that the foundations are strong so foxes can’t burrow underneath. Rather than keeping […]

how to keep coyotes away from cats
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How to Protect Cats from Coyotes

According to The Guardian, cats make up 20% of an urban coyote’s diet. Any cat that goes outside is vulnerable to a coyote attack. Even cats that are cunning and very aggressive can become prey for coyotes. If you let your cat in the yard, it should have a coyote-proof cat shelter to escape if there’s an attack. You should also build a 6-foot-high fence to keep coyotes out of your yard. The only way […]

do cats do better alone or with another cat?
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Pros and Cons of Getting a Second Cat

Sharing your home with a cat is a very rewarding experience. So, surely this means that the only thing that could be better than owning one cat is two cats. While doubling the feline fun sounds appealing, there are pros and cons of getting a second cat that you need to understand first. Cats are social animals that live in colonies in the wild. Another cat will provide more company, but there are no guarantees […]

How do cats tails work?
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How Do Cats Tails Work? 10 Different Cat Tail Position Meanings!

Cats use their tails for balance and body-temperature regulation. Cats also use their tails for the purpose of communication, but the messages being conveyed can sometimes get lost in feline-to-human translation. A puffed-up tail says, “I’m scared,” a low, straight tail says, “I’m ready to attack”, and a vertical tail says “I’m pleased to see you!”. If a cat wraps its tail around you, this is a sign of trust. And If a cat swishes […]

are radiators safe for cats?
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Can Cats Burn Themselves on Radiators?

Your cat needs to stay warm when it’s cold outside. Not surprisingly, felines are naturally drawn to heat sources, such as radiators and heaters. This potentially leaves your cat at risk of burns and scalds. Cats and high heat can be a dangerous combination if not monitored closely. A working radiator is unlikely to burn your cat as it will usually walk away when it is too hot. However, a faulty thermostat could cause the […]