Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Just seen on an Australian cat site

'The genuinely feral cats might be more accurately called "native" cats.'

I paraphrased to avoid copyright issues, but I didn't change the meaning. No, you are showing your ignorance. Cats have never been and never will be native to Australia, any more than they are to the United States.


Anonymous said...

I have cared for several feral cats over the years. They rarely pay any attention to the birds. The birds eat most of the cat food that I set out each morning. These cats are descended from abandoned cats. We have tried to have each one fixed. BTW, birds cause histoplasmosis.

Bird Advocate said...

Those would have to be exceptions then. Most studies show around 20% of cats kill are birds. I believe it too, my neighbors feral cats have made many, many kills in my yard. So many I discourage birds from nesting or foraging here.