If you have an outdoor cat, you may wonder how far they wander when they’re outside and out of your sight. That’s a question that researchers out of Norwegian University of Life Sciences wanted to find out as well.
Using GPS technology, the researchers tracked 100 cats. Amazingly, they found that the average feline only traveled 164 feet outside of their home 79 percent of the time. In total, the average cat went up to 1,155 feet (less than a quarter of a mile) maximum outside of their house. That means most cats stay fairly close to home except for rare exceptions that travel further away.