If your cat goes outside, chances are good it will kill a bird. Cats kill thousands of birds every year, which is one reason why some people don’t like cats. So how do you like cats and birds at the same time?

First, consider ways to keep your cat happy and birds safe. The simplest solution is to attach a bell to your cat’s collar. That way the bell alerts birds before the cat can get them.

Other solutions might include giving your cats walks on a leash or building a catio, which is an outdoor, enclosed patio that allows your cat to go outside without threatening any birds. With a little creativity, you can keep your cat and birds happy.

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