Humans and animals’ interaction is as old as old nature is. It is the traits of nature to intact the relationships between humans and animals, and we observe that it’s getting stronger with the passage of time. Keeping cats as our pets are beneficial and have now become our cultural norm in many societies.
Globally America is the number one country with the largest pet ownership. In America, 60% of the population has pets in their homes.
After America, China is the second-largest pet owner worldwide and 45%of Chinese have pets in their homes. But having a pet at home also be the reason for many mental illness issues in them. Many indoor cats seem more depressed as compared to outdoor cats.
Let’s study the benefits of outdoor cats which has a positive effect on their mental health.
The Benefit of Outdoor Cats
- Physically fit
- Good mental health
- Good communication
- Adventurous life
- Addiction to explore
- Reduce negative behavioral issues
As street cats are open to going anywhere. They hardly stay in one place for long. Along with that, they have to struggle for their food daily. This makes them physically fit. They never proton weight because all of the calories are burnt while having outdoor activities.
Good Mental Health
Daily outdoor activities of street cats like running, playing, cradling, and good interaction with other cats make them mentally healthy. They never get bored and frustrated because there is no same routine to follow. Every day comes with a new adventure which is the major reason that outdoor cats have good mental health.
To survive outdoor. Cats should be extroverts if they are stuck in their inner shyness. They will never get proper food on time. That’s the reason good communication and extrovert skills are noticed in street cats.
As street life is full of thrill and adventure from climbing walls, moving from home to home, crossing the road face new challenges every day. One cat gets addicted to this freedom. They hardly get under any guardian slavery.
Addiction to Explore
Addiction to exploring is also the reason for a happy and satisfied cat. Outdoor cats are free to move, eat, and talk with anyone. There are no restrictions for them to follow and it has a very good impact on their behavior.
Reduce Negative Behavioral Issues
The life of outdoor cats is too busy with daily life struggles like finding food to eat and a safe place to sleep. This helps them to save from any negative behavioral change because there is no time for it to think about it. Aggression and irritation come when cats feel bored and frustrated. But outdoor life can’t let them get bored.
How to Keep Outdoor Cat Save
Despite so many benefits of an outdoor cat, there are still too many risks to their life. There are many accidents recorded that took the life of a street cat and also notice many other disasters which are responsible for the harm to street cats. To save the cat of your street safe. These are some basic steps:
- Make growler and hops at your doorstep so that street cats take nape in them. Despite the car tires and any other vehicle.
- Put some food near their hops so that if they fail to find their daily food. They can’t sleep hungry.
- Make sure that your street cat is healthy and get them vaccinated on time.
- Keep supervising your street cat. And if you don’t see any of them for many days let’s call the cops.
- Try to have a healthy interaction with your street cat. So they learn to be intact with humans and don’t harm any child.
In summary, I think it’s important to fulfill the need for a street cat. It doesn’t have to be your pet to look after them. Its humanity to serve the creature of nature who can’t help themselves. Try to be their instructor and teach them some basic life-saving techniques like crossing the road, climbing any basket and wall, interacting with humans, teach them some signs so that they may tell their problem to human-like if they had any injury, they are hungry or any other physical issues, And make sure that they are saved outside your home.