Category: Predators

If you’ve ever noticed foxes, coyotes, owls or any other wild animal roaming around near your house you may be concerned about the threat they pose to your cat. Our articles here explain how much of a threat these predators are and measures you can take to minimise any risk.

Do Bears Eat Cats?

A bear may kill and eat a cat in rare circumstances, for example, if a cat wandered between a mother and her cubs. However, bear attacks on cats are extremely rare with bears often more likely to run away from an aggressive cat than attack them. Bears Vs …

Do Wolves Eat Cats?

Cats often roam the wood and surrounding areas day and night looking for a mouse or two. So if you live in an area such as a forest where wolves may live then it is natural to be concerned that your cat could become prey to wolves. Wolves …

Do Buzzards Eat Cats? What You Need To Know

The general consensus to the question ‘Do buzzards eat cats? is no. British buzzards are grouped under the heading of hawks and therefore are raptors. They will eat anything from insects to small mammals. Their main source of food, however, are rabbits. They are also known as carrion …

Do Eagles Eat Cats?

Yes Eagles do eat cats, albeit infrequently. Although eagles are meat eaters they are also carrion eaters. Their preferred dish is fish, followed by other birds and wildfowl. Cats aren’t a natural item on an eagle’s menu. What To Do To Protect Your Cat From Eagles? Supervise your …

Do Dogs Eat Cats?

Dogs certainly do kill cats, though it is very rare that they will eat a cat. Cats and dogs are instinctive enemies. This instinctive antagonism seems to be genetic, but it may also be learned behaviour. It has been proved time and again that dogs and cats can …

Do Hawks Eat Cats? What You Need To Know

Yes. It is quite possible for a hawk to attack and potentially eat a cat. There are numerous videos circulating the internet of hawks catching cats. However, that’s not to say this is something that happens frequently, hawk attacks on cats are rare. Hawks may have their preferred …

Do Possums Eat Cats?

No, possums do not eat cats. They may occasionally attack a cat if they feel their young are threatened, if they are cornered (though they are more likely to play dead in these situations) or if they are competing for food. Possums are survivalists and pacifists by nature …

Do Badgers Eat Cats? Know The Facts

It is highly unlikely that a badger would eat a cat. Cats and badgers are generally tolerant of each other. Although badgers will eat almost anything, from fruit to carrion, they don’t prey on cats. Anecdotal evidence of badgers eating cats is likely to be due to people …

Do Mountain Lions Eat Cats?

Yes they do. An analysis of 83 mountain lion carcasses found that over 50% had cat remains inside them. While a mountain lion’s favored prey is deer, they have been known to kill and eat anything lower down the food chain including insects. Cats are carnivorous and predators …

Do Raccoons Eat Cats? Find Out How Dangerous They Are To Cats

Do raccoons eat cats? It’s doubtful, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen. Raccoons are omnivorous and will eat almost anything as they are scavengers. It is known that they will kill and eat smaller mammals, but they aren’t natural predators in that sense. Like a lot …

Do Snakes Eat Cats? How To Keep Your Cat Safe From Snakes

Yes snakes do eat cats. While cats aren’t natural prey for snakes, snakes are opportunists who will eat small mammals. All cats hunt, whether they are feral or household pets and snakes share the same alimentary niche, so the likelihood of conflicts between snakes and cats are high. …

Do Coyotes Eat Cats? The Full Facts

Yes – coyotes do eat cats. Don’t worry though Coyote attacks on cats aren’t too common and there is plenty you can do to minimise the risk. Due to urban expansion there is much more contact between household pets and coyotes. Plus, given the fact that both are …

Do Owls Eat Cats? How To Keep Your Cat Safe

Although it’s very unlikely, there is some evidence to claim that owls do eat cats occasionally. The larger owls, such as the European or Eurasian Owl can target prey that are relatively large, including cats. Owls are predators and usually have a range of prey that they feed …

Do Foxes Eat Cats? How Much Of A Danger Are They?

A common concern for cat owners seems to be the risk of fox attacks, particularly at night. Many owners are happy to let their cat out to explore during the day but always bring them in in the evening because of the belief that cats are at risk …