I have a kitten, and I thought the outdoors would be okay to it. I heard people say that outdoor cats live 3-4 years. I did a research, ans saw it was true b/c of the things outdoors. What do you think??
It really depends on your situation. My cat is an outdoor cat and she is 7 years old. She is as healthy as can be and we live out in the country. It depends on whats in your area, where you live, and even if your cat is city or country smart. Diseases, feeding, if its feral or nice, that all plays a part in things too.
I have had many, many indoor/outdoor cats. I have had some live only a few years - they ran away, got hit by cars, or came home sick - but I had two that lived long lives, one until age 15 and the other until age 19. It does depend on the type of area you live in, how smart your cat is, and how diligent you are in keeping up with him/her.
The average lifespan of an outdoor cat is 5 years. Outdoor cats don't live as long as an indoor cats. Outdoor cats face dangers like becoming lost, exposed to poisonous things, can get an infectious disease, can get fleas, more prone to vehicular accident and many more. These are the reasons why outdoor cats have shorter life compare to indoor cats.
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