posted on Nov, 27 2021 @ 12:39 PM
originally posted by: TrollMagnet
Your cats will never starve. They will eat and kill anything they have to if you do not feed them. Unless you are in an area infested with coyotes,
they are fine. Even with coyotes, cats are still top tier predators when it comes to North America.
Two years ago, I lost two cats to those bastards- and 16 others in the immediate area all vanished in a period of about two months. Many of them had
been outdoor cats for well over a decade.
In northern states, we're seeing half-breed coyotes- they started releasing wolves in southern canada to control other wildlife, and they've begun
breeding with wolves. now we have wolf/coyote hybrids that cover huge distances and happily clear out populations of outdoor pets.
Now our cats stay inside, I can't take much more of that. As for food, we do try to keep a good supply of both wet and dry food on hand for them- but
we've been ordering it online for a few years now, because the local availability was always spotty to begin with, and the prices are higher. We order
litter online too, it's about the same price delivered to my door as driving into the city to buy it at the local bulk shopping place. I feel bad for
the fedex delivery guys, but I'd rather burn their time and fuel than my own.
I just wish the wife was onboard with storing extra food- she's a big fan of the "just in time" system that has completely screwed so many other
markets... we just put the rest of the dry food out this am, and we're expecting a delivery monday. If they run out I'll be feeding the cats chicken
until I can source more- not a place I want to be.