Clip Art cat peering in fish bowlCats are major predators of rodents and other small wild animals. Outside domestic cats are capable of killing hundreds of wild animals per year, but it's not typical. Small town cats kill about 14 animals a year. Small mammals make up about 70% of the outside cats diet, whereas birds make up about 20%.

Clip Art kitty waiting to be fedWhen feeding your cat, be sure to buy food which includes a high protein and high fat diet. This includes fish, poultry, eggs, meat, and vegetables. Also, despite the well-known need to give cats milk, this is actually very bad for a grown cats. After a cat turns eight weeks old, it becomes more difficult to digest milk.

The domestic cat also needs to be given easily digestible food because their small intestine is so short (see adaptations.)


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