Study: GPS Trackers Reveal The Crazy Distance Our Cats Travel When They Go Out At Night

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study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

There are many domestic cats that have regular access to the streets. Normally, these are those of people who live in single-family homes. Where do these cats go when they go out? Most of us think that they hardly move around our neighborhood, but we could be wrong.

Recently, the Central Agriculture and Biodiversity Services Agency in New South Wales, Australia, conducted a rather curious experiment. They selected 25 house cats from the area and attached a GPS device to their collars.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

After about 10 days, they collected these devices and drew maps with the routes the cats took. Below we show you some of the results obtained.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

In these images we can see the routes that these cats took when they went out into the streets. His walks are, on certain occasions, real expeditions.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

Of the 25 cats initially selected, only 14 voluntarily accepted the GPS on their collar. The others refused to go out with the device or tried to remove it. It must be that they didn’t like someone knowing their every step.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

Cats that were not comfortable with the device were simply removed. The happiness of cats is above all study.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

Most owners have been surprised at how far their cats have traveled. Some only moved around the neighborhood, but others traveled several kilometers.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

It was not specified whether the cats chosen for the study are sterilized or not. A sterilized cat generally has less desire to go out to explore.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

These maps are a visual aid for owners. There are many cats that roam the city without any restrictions. Now we know how far they can go.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

Evans, one of the owners of one of the cats who took part in the study, said: “I thought he barely moved from the backyard, but I was surprised to see how far ‘where he went.”

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

This is partly a wake-up call for feline owners who don’t know how far their furry friends can go. Care must be taken because, being so far from home, they may face significant adversity or even get lost.

study gps trackers reveal distance cats travel night

After seeing these cards, many of us will ask ourselves the same question before going to sleep tonight, where is my cat right now?

Images: Wimp

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