Reducing Threats to Birds from Domestic Cats
House cats are non-native predators. Even with a full stomach, their instinct to hunt drives them to stalk and kill available prey. In a wildlife-friendly yard, birds, small mammals, and even large insects are sitting ducks for the well-designed feline carnivore. House cats are effective hunters but unnatural predators in any outdoor setting. By killing millions of birds each year in North America alone, cats have a negative and dangerous impact on bird populations.
1. Keep Cats Indoors 
How can this help? Keeping cats indoors ensures that birds outdoors stay safe. Cats, too, benefit, as they’ll be exposed to less risk of disease, parasites, predation, poison, and accidents. According the to American Humane Society, cats that are allowed to roam outside live an average of 3 years while indoor cats typically reach an average age of 15 years…
(read more: National Audubon Society)
(photo: Mark Marek)

Reducing Threats to Birds from Domestic Cats

House cats are non-native predators. Even with a full stomach, their instinct to hunt drives them to stalk and kill available prey. In a wildlife-friendly yard, birds, small mammals, and even large insects are sitting ducks for the well-designed feline carnivore. House cats are effective hunters but unnatural predators in any outdoor setting. By killing millions of birds each year in North America alone, cats have a negative and dangerous impact on bird populations.

1. Keep Cats Indoors

How can this help? Keeping cats indoors ensures that birds outdoors stay safe. Cats, too, benefit, as they’ll be exposed to less risk of disease, parasites, predation, poison, and accidents. According the to American Humane Society, cats that are allowed to roam outside live an average of 3 years while indoor cats typically reach an average age of 15 years…

(read more: National Audubon Society)

(photo: Mark Marek)

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    You should not feed the birds if you have cats roaming on your yard.
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    As a lover of both birds and housecats, this is extremely important!!! Protect everyone by keeping your kitties inside!
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    You do realize its fucking natural for them to do this… right?! They are CARNIVORES… like REALLY?!
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    i need to start walking my cats on leashes when they’re outside so that i can diminish the amount of destruction they...
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    If you have a cat and want to be a responsible pet owner read this.
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