Animals. How to limit the effects of the cat, this formidable predator?

Domestic cats may be driven to hunt by natural instinct. To limit predation, offer your cat a quality, self-service diet rich in protein, consisting of wet food and kibble.

On the other hand, to help him use up his excess energy, it is important to stimulate your cat for at least 10 minutes each day with play sessions, and leave toys at his disposal so he can continue playing alone (paper ball). , ball, duster, stuffed mouse, etc.).

To keep your cat away from wildlife, if possible avoid letting him out after dark, during periods of extreme cold, or after a spell of rain. It is at these times when birds and small mammals will be most vulnerable.

Plants, detectors, grids.

Certain plants, such as coleus canina, whose smell is repellent to cats, or essential oils of lemon, mint, citrus or eucalyptus, will allow you to keep your cat away from the spaces to be protected.

Install a luminous or ultrasonic presence detector, which will be activated when your animal passes by, alerting its prey to the danger that lurks.

There are also “cat stop” grilles and tree collars that will prevent your pet from accessing certain areas, without damaging them.

Finally, it is also recommended to sterilize your cat. This will prevent unwanted litters of kittens that could, in the long term, increase the number of stray cats, the main culprits of the damage caused to biodiversity, and you will also increase the life expectancy of your little one.

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