How to Bird Proof Your Cat
Owning a cat is extremely popular for many Kiwis. Statistics show that almost 50% of all Kiwi families host at least one cat. The popularity of cats often leads to an impressive number of cats in your garden and back yard. Cat poo problems are therefore common. But there is another issue associated with a high cat population in your backyard: Cats are predators to other wildlife. While this may be welcoming news if you have mice or rats in your home or garden, cats pose a very real and serious threat to many birds and native animals.
The good news is that there is a simple solution to "bird proof" your cat without sacrificing the quality of life for your feline friend. All you need to do is put a small bell on your cats collar. When the cat moves or jumps the sound of the bell will alarm birds and other small animals giving them time to get away before the cat can strike.