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Indoor or outdoor?

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by chellemich, Apr 11, 2011.


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Are your cats indoor or outdoor?

  1. Indoor

    75.0%
  2. Outdoor

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  1. chellemich

    chellemich PetForums Member

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    Are your cats indoor or outdoor cats? I'm interested in knowing how many people keep there cats indoors nowadays.
     
  2. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Mine will be indoor I couldn't live with myself if I killed them by chucking them outside although some people still insist on it
     
  3. Jenny1966

    Jenny1966 PetForums VIP

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    Molly is an indoor cat :)
     
  4. Mr Gizmo

    Mr Gizmo Body of a Buddah.

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    Our Candy is indoor,shes 14 years old and agoraphobic,she will only go outside on her lead and harness.
    She came from a rescue and had a hard life previously.
     
  5. MoggyBaby

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    You could do with a 'both' option I think.

    Mine are both - indoors most of the time but have access to the outdoors when I decide they can.

    Some people might interpret 'outdoors' as cats who live most of their lives out there.

    You could even expand to 'indoors with free option to go out whenever' or 'indoors with time restrictions on outdoor access.'

    Or does that just make it TOOOOOOOOOOO complicated??? :D :D
     
  6. K1nS

    K1nS PetForums Senior

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    Tilly is going to be an indoor cat, I couldnt let her go outside id never stop worrying. We also live on a main road so thats deffo the agreement here lol
     
  7. cravensmum

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    Mine is an outdoor cat,but he doesn't stray too far from the garden.

    Where I live the roads are very quiet and I live at the end of a cul-de-sac.

    During the summer he sometimes comes in at night,during the winter he is in most of the time,but with the option of going out if/when he wants.

    He was out all day yesterday and last night,came for his breakfast this morning and left straight after.
     
  8. kunzy

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    Indoor......
     
  9. Starlite

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    Outdoor, she is from farm stock and loves the outdoors :)
     
  10. Myanimalmadhouse

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    Both!

    They are allowed out during the day and all troups come in for tea and the window gets shut for the night. They all know the routine well and we dont have any busy roads near us so they get the best of both worlds in my opinion :001_smile:
     
  11. Marley boy

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    mine are 90% indoor but i do let them in the garden if im watching them
     
  12. Vampyria

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    Indoor. Neighbourhood isn't too friendly, plus we're two stories up :)
     
  13. lymorelynn

    lymorelynn UN Peacekeeper in training
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    Indoor but taken out on harness :) I'm also in the process of looking at a cat run as she does like it outside, just sniffing the air
     
  14. buffie

    buffie Mentored by Meeko

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    Indoor to protect him from all the dangers that could end his life and also to protect the birds and small furries that he could/would see as toys and rip to pieces.
     
  15. Lumboo

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    I haven't got my kittens yet, but when they are vaccinated and neutered they would be both indoor/outdoor, as I will be installing a cat flap so they can choose which they want to be. Our nieghbours cats are always in our garden and don't wander on the roads at all - they just find spots in the flower beds to sleep in. Our road is a side road (I would say low level busy), and I would always bring them in at night.

    Cats are domesticated wild animals so I don't think it is fair to keep them inside all the time, but I think it is a personal choice and dependant on the cat and your personal habitat.
     
  16. Miss.PuddyCat

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    Indoor. Though I want to build them an outdoor pen as I know they would love that.
     
  17. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    my two are indoor, but if i go out in the garden to potter about they sometimes come out with me, we have 100 foot back garden, backing onto fields and a farm, so there is no traffic out there,but they stay in our garden and have never been left unsupervised,:)
     
  18. Lulus mum

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    My 3 are indoor-
    but are allowed out sometimes -
    then only for a short time in the back garden,
    always just before they are due to be fed-(they are less reluctant to come back in)
    and ONLY when we are both watching them very carefully.

    Would NEVER leave them out -too many dangers from people and traffic etc
    They are all happy and contented and above all SAFE-
    I brought them here and part of my job is to keep them out of danger
    Maureen
     
  19. Taylorbaby

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    could always cat proof the garden :)
     
  20. honeysmummy

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    My 2 girls are still too young to go outside...Honey is 8 mths and Indy is 13 wks old....but even when they are a good age to venture out..i wont be letting them....just couldnt risk them coming to harm.

    They will be going out in the garden when we buy a cat house/run :D
     
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