Looking for food
Looking for food
 
 
Hunter
Hunter
 
 
Home in a barn
Home in a barn
 
 
House cat
House cat
 
 
Cat's whiskers and paw
Cat's whiskers and paw
 
 
Farm friends
Farm friends
 
Farm Cat
Topic(s):   Farm Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Habitat farm
Diet insects, birds, rats, mice
Male tom
Female queen
Baby kitten
Group clutter
Predators raccoons, owls, coyotes
Endangered no

A cat is kept on a farm mainly to catch mice and other small animals. Some small animals eat the farm crops. These animals may also carry diseases.

A farm cat may live in a barn and survive on the food it finds on its own. A farm cat may also be a family pet. A cat kept on a dairy farm may be given cow’s milk as a reward. A group of cats is called a clowder or clutter.

A cat’s feet are very sensitive. A cat can sense movement through the pads on its feet. A cat is said to be able to hear through its feet. The whiskers on a cat are also sensitive to changes in the air. A cat can hold its whiskers against its face when eating. It can also move its whiskers forward when hunting.

A cat is said to have nine lives. This saying came about because a cat is known to be good at escaping dangerous situations.

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