Cats and their Territory: How Cats Mark their Boundaries

Cat dividerCats, like most species (including humans) like to know that they have a “kingdom” that belongs to them. This is based on their basic instinct to have a hunting ground for food.

For domestic indoor cats, this is generally the dimensions of your home. But for outdoor cats, territory is a hotly contested issue. Outdoor cats need other cats in the area to know which turf belongs to them, with male cats generally requiring more turf than females. Neutered cats generally claim less turf than their non-neutered counterparts.

Female cats usually have “neutral” areas in their turf where there is a common understanding that they can meet without conflict.Cats fighting

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