Like her cousins in the wild, your cat will spend a lot of time exploring and protecting her territory – in other words, your home!
Here are a few ways you can help your feline friend follow her natural instincts, by making your home as cat-friendly as possible.
Your cat is just like her big cat cousins – a born explorer with a strong sense of curiosity. While many cats are content to stay inside, yours might find the lure of the world beyond the cat flap just too tempting to ignore – particularly if he’s a male.
If you’re uncomfortable about your cat being out and about, here are a few things you can do to manage her natural behaviour without cramping her style.
Your cat’s independent spirit means she’s very curious. That means she can get up to all kinds of mischief – especially when she’s home alone.
At the same time, her natural survival instincts are very strong, so she’s very cautious about anything she’s not familiar with.
Just like her cousins in the wild, your cat loves to stretch out and bask in the sunshine. In fact, she enjoys it so much that she may stay out long enough to get sunburned.
She’s especially at risk if she’s lying on a hot patio, and will be more prone to sunburn if she has a light coloured coat, and a pink nose or skin.