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How far do cats roam?

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A male cat may roam as far as 900 meters from what he considers to be home and can have a territory of up to 69 acres. Female cats do not roam as far and have territories about one-tenth the size of male territories.

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Gender and the amount of available food determine the size of a cat's territory. Territories are smaller in urban areas, and house cats have smaller territories than those of feral cats. Female cat territories often cluster around shelter and may overlap. Male cats may claim the territories of females within their own territories. Cats may travel further than their normal ranges if they have exhausted the food supply in their own territories.

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