About us: We own a wild bird feeding supply nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Cats Indoors!

Anna & Evan feed the cats grass with Aunt Sarah
Even the sweetest cats still have the instincts of their wild ancestors. When something flutters by, they must swat it down. Cats allowed to roam outside stalking the songbirds kill billions of birds each year, and for that reason you should never allow your kitty outside.

It’s also healthier for them to remain inside the house. The American Bird Conservancy has developed a campaign – called Cats Indoors! – to educate cat owners about the damage their pets can do to songbirds, other wildlife and themselves by freely roaming the outdoors.

This doesn't mean that they can't enjoy a neat window feeder or a nice feeder set up outside. About half of our customers begin birdwatching as a way to entertain their cats during the day.

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Anonymous said...

oh, how clever. I wish you were my Auntie.

Tina Coruth said...

My daughter's cat stays inside. She is a happy cat and well loved. She enjoys sitting in the window watching the the birds or just getting some sun. Good article!

#FeedtheBirds said...

Thank you for your comments. Tina tell your daughter that the birds thank her and so do I for being so responsible.

My new neighbor's cats have been a real terror in my yard. I love cats but love birds too and it's not fun to watch them being stalked.