Cats are among the biggest predators of birds and small animals. If you have a cat who is not living indoors full time, take these steps to make sure that they can roam freely and not kill wildlife. First, figure out where your cat likes to roam, sleep and hide. Then place birdbaths and feeders at least 10 feet away from these spots. But if you find neighborhood cats tend to congregate around your bird feeder, consider taking it down. Then focus on planting native vegetation that provides natural feed in the form of seeds and berries. This will make your yard less attractive for a cat’s natural predatory behavior.
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