As carnivorous animals, feral cats like to eat small animals, such as mice, rabbits, shrews and voles. They are incredibly adaptable animals however, and can quickly change their food preference when there is a limited supply. Depending on the availability of food resources, the cats occasionally hunt and eat birds and reptiles. Those in urban places typically scavenge garbage containers for food, or rely on people to feed them.Continue Reading
Feral cats are free-roaming cats that live independently. Domesticated cats that have been lost or abandoned tend to become feral and wild to some extent. Though feral cats still come in contact with people sometimes, they show a wild or semi-wild behavior, and they are hard to tame. Feral kittens often live on their own without human contact.
Feral cats wander in various cities in almost all parts of the world. They can survive various kinds of habitat, including deserts and alpine regions. They quickly multiply in environments with food and shelter, particularly restaurant alleys, parks, hospital grounds and barns. Related cats typically live as a group, though they sometimes roam alone when food is scarce. A colony of cats occupying a particular territory defends the area from other cats. Aside from dumpsters and restaurants, feral cats also live beneath porches and in abandoned buildings.Learn more about Cats
Minks eat crayfish, frogs, ducks, mice, rabbits, fish, shrews and other small mammals. Their diet varies depending on the time of year and will change to fit the needs of the season.Full Answer >
Hawks attack and eat small mammals such as rabbits, rats, squirrels, voles and mice. Some hawks primarily eat smaller birds. Other hawks may include reptiles such as snakes, turtles and lizards in their diet. Large hawks may also attack cats and small dogs that are usually under 15 pounds.Full Answer >
According to the Feral Cat Coalition, one of the best ways to catch a feral cat is to set a baited live-trap for it. These traps are available at many hardware stores, the Humane Society and local cat sanctuaries. Keep in mind that most feral cats are fearful of human contact, and will not react well to being held in captivity, especially if they are older cats.Full Answer >
Domestic and feral cats that are not spayed or neutered can start mating and reproducing when they are between four and five months old. A female house cat can go into heat at four months.Full Answer >