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Thomasina

Do some of the things your cats do seem, well, just plain weird. Thomasina shares her expert purrls of wisdom on cat behavior and why cats do the things they do from a cat's point of view.

Can Cats Go Green? The Definitive Guide To Shrinking Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

Can Cats Go Green? The Definitive Guide To Shrinking Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

Compared to humans and most dogs, we’re tiny. But for an animal with such little feet, your cat’s carbon pawprint is huge. According to a 2017 issue of Forbes Magazine, cats and dogs are responsible for about a quarter of the greenhouses gas emissions caused by animal agriculture. Can cats go green? Well, yes and no. We’re obligate carnivores and need protein from animal sources. But there are still ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Are Most Cats That Hunt Rodent Specialists?

Did you know this? Most cats that hunt are specialists, and the vast majority of us (that includes me!) specialize in mice. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you why many of us have absolutely no interest in trying to catch a bird.

 

Most cats that hunt are rodent specialists.

Most cats that hunt has no interest in birds.

Dear Thomasina…
I heard that most cats that hunt are rodent specialists. Is that true? My barn cats catch a lot of mice but seem to have no interest in birds. Is this normal, or am I just lucky?
— Working Cats’ Mom

Hey, Working Cats’ Mom!
Yes, it’s true! Most cats that hunt are rodent specialists. Almost all of us have our hunting preferences, and the vast majority of us prefer mice. I certainly do.

Have you ever tried to catch a flying bird? Phew… I gave up on that ages ago. And that might explain why most cats are rodent specialists. Mice are much better suited to our wait and pounce style of hunting.

 

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