Housing a Stud Cat
Housing a stud cat should
combine ease of care, feeding and
exercise considerations as well as shelter.For
many this means
accommodations that are roomy
and open with wire netting that prevents escape over or
situation has a concrete walkway that is a base for the cage frame.
prevents digging under either by a cat wanting out or another animal
- Solid wire top and sides
leaves no option but staying in.
Large logs for climbing on can provide exercise and
will also need access to
an inside area that is warm and cool in
seasons as well as dry.
Whether your stud is just
for your own queens or open to
breeding outside queens is a personal decision. There are advantages
disadvantages to both. On one hand it allows the stud’s bloodlines to
genetic diversity for the breed and allows others to breed without
a stud. On the other hand the breeder may want to restrict use and not
queens. This involves responsibility and can be difficult to keep a
Either way the stud
usually has his own
private home away
from the queens. Having it close enough to observe and
care for the cat
that he will be as cared for as the queen. Protection from the sun
heat while allowing some sunny areas that is protected from winds.
Housing a stud cat fairly
close to the
residence also keeps running
electricity, water and heating. This insures being able to check on
queens if an open stud. It also insures ventilation and sunshine.
One recommendation for a
stud house is a guideline of
least 7X5 feet, and remember to use different levels to insure full use
space along the walls and center.
- Ladders, ropes, scratching posts and
- Adjoining it should be a three foot high area
for short term
of a visiting queen. This should be very tight with no chance of escape
as safety from disease or attack.
- Non slip flooring and a
comfortable area to view the stud
pen is also an asset.
- Around the outside of the outdoor pen plants
and butterflies or even climbing plants so long as they don’t weaken
Cats who are private
studs need not have quite as fancy
accommodations but still need a safe housing. Some males become very
territorial and do not want to settle outside of their
Sometimes even when neutered they maintain wanting their familiar pen
allowed to come into the household.
Find the best option for
the cat with what you have to work
with. This insures both you and your stud cat will be happy.
More : Exercise for the
than housing, food and love, exercise is also important to keep your
stud cat in good health. So how to get these boys muscled up and in
More : Feeding a Male Cat
represent the male cat as a territorial creature that urinates on
everything he can reach to mark his territory. There are others who
seldom exhibit these behaviors but all need proper food no matter what
the housing situation is.
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