Letting indoor maine coons out

Would my Maine coons be ok outside? They're big and strong with big appetites, they love to hunt in my enclosed fenced in yard. I'm thinking it's time I let them out for real, how does this breed do as outdoor cats?

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What are the ecological implications of letting this un neutered maine coon tom cat breed with feral cats and wild cats?

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    why are you trying to decimate the last remaining small wildlife in your area?

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    rage bait thread

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Money on 4 legs, especially if anyone notices it isn't neutered. Someone will steal that cat.
    Cats can and occasionally roam huge distances as well. They're also not apex predators in most places, just an invasive one.
    In places they aren't technically invasive, they're a threat to wildcat genepools.
    If you aren't in dire need of live and continuous pest control in a rural area with guardian animals the cat should be inside.

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Toxoplasmosis is one hell of a denial drug.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is that what makes dogredditors come here to seethe?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dog website, catredditor. Go back.
        >But you i mean we had caturday n sheeit
        The meme was us dogbros making fun of cats for being moronic.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Frog site, newbie

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They will be stolen and used in a bbb's cat mill.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What's bbb?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        they probably meant backyard breeding.

  7. 3 months ago
    cat thief extraordinaire

    >lets expensive cat breed outdoors
    >gets stolen or runs away to neighbour that has been feeding it more
    Many such cases. Don't be a moron and let it out into the elements like a money bag on 4 legs. Keep it indoors and comfy anon. These frickers are built like wizard familiars, treat them as such.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      And they're un neutered too

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    In general people who won’t let their cats outside are fricking pussies and I feel bad for their animals. I don’t know what kind of wild dog infested Indian reservation everyone here lives on but everywhere I’ve lived has been ripe with neighborhood cats and house cats. They outrun the dogs fine. Don’t leave it out alone at night. Yeah, another cat might frick it up but that’s nature—some kids get bullied. Your cat will either man up or puss-out and stay close to home.
    That said—your coon looks huge and incredibly expensive. I’d be afraid of it being stolen or a neighbor/another animal hurting it out of fear. It’s just too big to not be a target. So, depends on where you live I guess.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based. Some outdoor time for cats is needed. Just take them in at night like you say.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't disagree that dogs are smarter but cats are pretty smart too they are the most intelligent pet behind dogs.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hopefully they get killed by coyotes. That would be best for everybody.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What is wrong with you

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        why do you hate birds?

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you let your cats lie on your chest and sleep? What does it feel like with such a huge cat

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I had 2 Maine coons when I was a teenager; one of them was hit by a car at night and the other unironically got feline AIDS from fighting strays in the neighborhood at night. He died very quickly and not very pleasantly.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Letting cats go outside and kill native wildlife?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why not?

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I catch your homosexual cat in my yard its getting turned into premium chinese cuisine

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You mean Swiss?
      https://www.scotsman.com/news/world/forget-chocolate-or-cheese-cat-and-dog-meat-is-swiss-delicacy-2469626

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No…?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong. More Swiss people than Chinese eat cats per capita.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lies from the CIDF

  15. 3 months ago
    steve

    You can let it outside but it would probably get ran over. or killed by a yote. or someone elses feral dog.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >someone elses feral dog
      Its not feral if it has an owner and eating cats is pretty normal for dogs

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’m so glad I don’t have to deal with coyotes. Dogs are a pain though. They’re all pussy however so easy to scare off

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    They're very picky and don't eat your cheap nasty treats

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I let my coon out all the time but never after dark.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why? They are able to see in the dark

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also it would be wise to equip them with a camera so you can watch them, coons are expensive

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cute coon

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey i remember seeing you a few weeks ago, the same image, and talking about how your cat was sprayed by a skunk, i laughed a lot seeing the image and im wondering if thats your cat? and if that was you?please post more of it if it is lol

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    And then you have savannahs who are actually larger than coons

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Aren’t those actual wild cats

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's a housecat breed with some serval ancestry.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this real? Is that thing mixed with a wildcat? Purely outdoors is bad, you need to keep it inside as well

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's a perspective pic, anon

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is hardly the biggest coon I've ever seen

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        biggest coon I've ever seen was in Atlanta. never even seen a coon in maine before

  20. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Good for target practice

  21. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Allowing your cat to walk freely outdoors is always bad, no matter the breed. In the best case scenario it will get infections and parasites, in the worst case it can encounter an aggressive dog.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't live in a black neighborhood, my neighbors have either small breeds or golden retrievers

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Now if only you could prevent your cat from leaving your neighbourhood

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A dog doesn't have to be aggressive to eat cats. Animals have fun killing their food and aren't angry or psychotic when they do so.

      The fact you're going to have to come to terms with is cats are not high on the food chain. They are not dominant over dogs, and dogs are not naturally submissive to cats. People have to purposefully subvert their natural tendencies by exposing young and particularly stupid dogs to aggressive cats, or by getting aggressive towards a young dog for treating cats how they would naturally. There is nothing wrong with a dog that kills a cat. It is displaying the exact same behavior that leads cats to kill mice and birds. It's totally harmless, except to the cat. It's no different, to the dog's brain, than killing a rabbit, a squirrel, a rat, or even a bug, and the dog is not more dangerous to people because it ate an animal you like. Many people also like rabbits - and mice - and rats. Are cats bad then?

      Even catredditors are figuring this out with their "heckin floofy boys".
      https://www.reddit.com/r/Petloss/comments/16b2ivx/my_dog_killed_my_cat/?rdt=58723

      Dogs killing cats is 100% natural, normal behavior and it is irresponsible to house the animals together
      >But my dog-
      Yes, and here is a photo of someone housing a cat with small birds. Would you deny that cats eat small rodents and birds, or would you agree this person is an irresponsible pet owner and inadvertently setting up a situation that could constitute purposeful animal abuse?

      >BUT PITBULLS
      All dogs do this. Pitbulls are simply more common with idiotic owners that let their dogs roam or house dogs and cats together.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        They are, there's a reason most dogs who attack cats are pitbulls and other aggressive low IQ breeds, you don't see any small breed dogs or collies attacking them.
        redditors
        So I'm supposed to believe whatever's posted on the fakest gayest site? Pics or it didn't happen. There's millions of tiktoks of dogs and cats living in the same household, how come none of them are getting attacked?

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because they are getting attacked but you don't look at those posts, homosexual. Google "my dog killed my cat" and suffer.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            the only proofs I've seen of dogs killing cats they're housed with have been pitbulls, gullible newbie

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I've seen and heard of it happening with pointers, goldens, labs, german shepherds, huskies, malamutes, border collies, australian shepherds, borzoi, greyhounds, etc

              Basically anything with a modicum of intelligence that could fathom feeding itself naturally. Cats are naturally prey for dogs, and they should not be housed together, nor should cats be allowed to roam due to their tendency to trespass on the land of the superior, apex predator. If you allow your cat to roam, you should be prosecuted as the cause of its death.

              I don't disagree that dogs are smarter but cats are pretty smart too they are the most intelligent pet behind dogs.

              Cats are actually the least intelligent pet. If they have the potential to out-reason a rat, they're not willing to show it in any capacity, not even a purely self serving one. They're really best kept as indoor entertainment for their own good.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's just a matter of size, smaller dogs don't see cats as prey and are perfect to be in the same household with them

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              😐 Top search result was an owner crying that their golden retriever killed their cat. Is this bait? It's gotta be bait.

              I've seen and heard of it happening with pointers, goldens, labs, german shepherds, huskies, malamutes, border collies, australian shepherds, borzoi, greyhounds, etc

              Basically anything with a modicum of intelligence that could fathom feeding itself naturally. Cats are naturally prey for dogs, and they should not be housed together, nor should cats be allowed to roam due to their tendency to trespass on the land of the superior, apex predator. If you allow your cat to roam, you should be prosecuted as the cause of its death.

              [...]
              Cats are actually the least intelligent pet. If they have the potential to out-reason a rat, they're not willing to show it in any capacity, not even a purely self serving one. They're really best kept as indoor entertainment for their own good.

              Don't forget that most dogs are dumb as frick. Being smarter than cats is not a high bar to clear. And to be more precise you should say cats are the least intelligent of the most common pets, but I think you'll find that ferrets have cats squarely beat when it comes to stupidity. Suicidal useless nibbly brats. At least they're cute and harmless to the environment (no survival skills lol)

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cope

                Dogs are smart as frick.

                In general people who won’t let their cats outside are fricking pussies and I feel bad for their animals. I don’t know what kind of wild dog infested Indian reservation everyone here lives on but everywhere I’ve lived has been ripe with neighborhood cats and house cats. They outrun the dogs fine. Don’t leave it out alone at night. Yeah, another cat might frick it up but that’s nature—some kids get bullied. Your cat will either man up or puss-out and stay close to home.
                That said—your coon looks huge and incredibly expensive. I’d be afraid of it being stolen or a neighbor/another animal hurting it out of fear. It’s just too big to not be a target. So, depends on where you live I guess.

                Dogs eat cats all the time. You dont hear about it because the “owner” lived a half mile away and assumes it got hit by a car.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                😐 Top search result was an owner crying that their golden retriever killed their cat. Is this bait? It's gotta be bait.
                [...]
                Don't forget that most dogs are dumb as frick. Being smarter than cats is not a high bar to clear. And to be more precise you should say cats are the least intelligent of the most common pets, but I think you'll find that ferrets have cats squarely beat when it comes to stupidity. Suicidal useless nibbly brats. At least they're cute and harmless to the environment (no survival skills lol)

                >no evidence
                Concession accepted—

                jk I found evidence for you, here's a dog having an existential crisis. https://youtu.be/3OsonwtZI64

                Now granted, people love to poke holes in anything that suggests animals can have any sort of self-awareness, but this isn't for nothing. There doesn't seem to be any other examples of this level of sapience in other dogs, this could be a one-off and most dogs are never this fast nor complex with buttons. but as you'll see later, there's no arguing that almost every dog is faster than every cat when it comes to button communication.

                Btw dogs are even handicapped when it comes to buttons, cats have much better vision than dogs, dogs have to identify the buttons through sight alone and yet still do it faster than cats. So they have cats beat several ways. The smartest thing I've seen cats do is:
                >Putting 2-and-2 together to figure out their owner is pregnant, which dogs can also do https://youtu.be/ybNtdLt6kJU
                >Concatenating two ideas to represent another idea: Owner drinks coffee, cat doesn't know what coffee is. Cat knows what water and catnip are, so Cat presses buttons to ask if owner is drinking "catnip water". Have not seen a dog do this yet, but the video of its initial usage seems to be gone from youtube. 🙁 Now there are only videos of it using the phrase after the initial usage.

                Bonus: Here's a dumbass cat having its mind blown by its owner talking through a camera. You can see stars in its eyes, it's like ʘAʘ https://youtu.be/rSKXUmJKSKI

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Cope

                Dogs are smart as frick.

                [...]
                Dogs eat cats all the time. You dont hear about it because the “owner” lived a half mile away and assumes it got hit by a car.

                😐 Top search result was an owner crying that their golden retriever killed their cat. Is this bait? It's gotta be bait.
                [...]
                Don't forget that most dogs are dumb as frick. Being smarter than cats is not a high bar to clear. And to be more precise you should say cats are the least intelligent of the most common pets, but I think you'll find that ferrets have cats squarely beat when it comes to stupidity. Suicidal useless nibbly brats. At least they're cute and harmless to the environment (no survival skills lol)

                Oh yeah, forgot the actual speed comparison. This is the fastest I've ever seen a cat communicate with buttons and it's slow as molasses. https://youtu.be/A_aTKZRKA8o

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know much about dogs, but cats have several psychological profiles, some of which put very low pressure on hunting. If your cats is a hunter, you can't teach it to leave the birds alone. If your cat is passive, birds can pull out its fluff for their nests and the cat still won't touch them.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Dogs can be socialised to cats and all, but yeah people forget that dogs will not view them as a pet, but the equivalent of a badger or something (i.e. prey at worst/curiousity at best, maybe a "threat")

  22. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Hmmm yes I am a cat owner I love my cat that's why I will throw it outside the second it is no longer pleasurable for me to care for it hopefully it survives but if not I will blame everyone but myself for it's painful and untimely death

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      But they love being outside

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Then put it on a lead and take it for a damn walk, don't just 'fire and forget'.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          But will they hunt on a leash?

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you want your friend to eat a parasite-filled bug?

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Because they love to hunt when they're in my yard and I think it's time they explored their surroundings

  23. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A yote or medium dog would have no problem bodying that cat

    Canines are much smarter, faster, and stronger than felines. Thats why dogs confidently let you know where they are and cats instinctively cover their tracks.

    Next time get a pet from the panther family so they stand a chance through sheer size

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Felines are much smarter, more evasive and way more agile, they're also able to climb trees unlike dogs

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >smarter
        Incorrect. They are significantly less intelligent.
        >More evasive
        Dogs are faster runners and more intelligent. The cat's screwed, especially because 10,000 years of domestication have nerfed its survival instincts. Since it has no higher thought, unlike the dog, instincts are all it can rely on. If you wait around here some edgelord will eventually post videos of coyotes and dogs walking into cat colonies and walking out like they were picking up some mcdonalds.
        >Able to climb trees
        Dogs are faster and smarter than them. They never get to the trees.

        Cats make up a near-majority of an urban coyote's diet. Do not let your cat outside. What is a greater irony, than the fact that the fool who worships cats harms them more often and more significantly than someone who idly hates them without a single cat in reach (just how they like it)?

        • 3 months ago
          cat hating 4chan oldfag

          So what you're saying is I should actually get cats, let them outside, and tell everyone cats are super smart and skilled and can survive in the wilderness if I hate them so much? I can't believe I never thought of this!

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            t. newbie

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This poster is significantly less intelligent

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Mad cuz btfo

            So what you're saying is I should actually get cats, let them outside, and tell everyone cats are super smart and skilled and can survive in the wilderness if I hate them so much? I can't believe I never thought of this!

            Don't do that it'll kill the cat

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          No, cats usually get away from coyotes but yotes are so famous for eating small dogs they invented special vests for them

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Literally unkillable. Don’t see how anything could attack it now.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            >cats usually get away from coyotes
            Lol
            Lmao
            Catgays just don't care enough about their pets to buy them a $500 coyote vest

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              We do but we don't use ineffective methods, these vests don't work and there's still an epidemic of missing small dogs all throughout the SW region. We prefer proven forms of defense like cameras, drones, etc both cats and small dogs are better cared for the large breeds who are often left out in the cold, in chains and beaten

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              $500? You can find them on amazon for 40

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              Cats despise vests. What's the point of allowing it to roam in the first place if you make it miserable?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's less miserable to be torn to shreds by a coyote?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Maybe just don't let him go outside?

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                When I first got a cat I said I'd never let him outside. Over the years though that has changed. I just feel my body unlocking the door and letting him go. While this might have caused me great anxiety when I first got the cat, now I almost feel... Idk, relief? Like my brain feels good when I open the door and he runs out into the brush and I can't see him anymore. Idk what it is.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                Consider a gated community, the best part about them is the complete lack of pitbulls and their bastard spawn

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Proof that dogs are faster than cats other than greyhounds? A lot of dogs have problems breathing that makes them very slow

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Felines are much smarter
        measurably incorrect
        https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/dog-cat-brains-neurons-intelligence-study-spd#
        but anyone who has owned both dogs and cats as i do knows its obvious how much dumber cats are
        i love my cat but he's totally brainless

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          it's kind of funny that they used shitbulls and borzoi as examples, some of the dumbest dogs on earth

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          true. we know that babies are smarter than adults, because they have 15 billion more neurons.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            How low IQ do you have to be to think this works
            >Adult animal vs. adult animal... okay what about human infants?

            Cats are dumber than dogs. Much dumber. Cope.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              fricking goal post moving worthless moron

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Spews worthless buzzwords when confronted with the reality of being wrong.
                Learn to accept when you're wrong.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is the key to zen.

                Toxoplasmosis is one hell of a denial drug.

                We're toxomaxxing.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              it's about the ability to learn behavior and less about inherent intelligence. hence why dogs are so trainable. dogs are still worthless morons that suck at surviving and no amount of console wars will change this. the real question is how many neurons does a shitbull have and how many does a border collie have? there's no way there isn't much variance between the breeds. I always thought that placing all dog breeds under the same umbrella was fricking moronic in regards to everything they're subjected to, especially in matters of maintenance

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                There is a ton of variance between breeds but even the dumbest dogs vastly outclass cats in all forms of inherent intelligence except memory formation. Cats minds are nothing but things they remember and do not understand. At best they can be angry about stuff.

              • 3 months ago
                Anonymous

                They're both dumb. Just because you trained your dog to lick the peanut butter off you in a "special" way doesn't mean he's smart. Your dog will get hit by a truck chasing a squirrel or butterfly because he's dumb.

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            Babies are vastly smarter than adults in pretty much all animals. A human baby's learning capacity is unmatched. That is the true nature of intelligence, the capacity to learn.

            >Felines are much smarter
            measurably incorrect
            https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/dog-cat-brains-neurons-intelligence-study-spd#
            but anyone who has owned both dogs and cats as i do knows its obvious how much dumber cats are
            i love my cat but he's totally brainless

            Also, number of neurons has very little to do with intelligence, possibly even nothing to do with it unless a creature has huge chunks of brain missing. National Geographic is trashy. But I do like seeing you piss off cat nerds, so if you need to lean into being obnoxiously wrong, so be it. ;D

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >able to climb trees unlike dogs

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          shhhh you weren't supposed to tell them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Felines are much smarter, more evasive and way more agile, they're also able to climb trees unlike dogs

      Please, blow your own heads off. Both of you.
      Console warring homosexuals just need to die.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      dogs are faster

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, dogs are smarter and faster than cats.
        >BUT BIG CATS DOE
        This is an inbred show cat, not a moronic meat seeking missile big cat.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Most big cats are very intelligent iirc

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          prey with the precision of a heat seeking missile
          Pick one and only one

          • 3 months ago
            Anonymous

            A lot of bugs are excellent hunters but literally incapable of thought.

            They're both dumb. Just because you trained your dog to lick the peanut butter off you in a "special" way doesn't mean he's smart. Your dog will get hit by a truck chasing a squirrel or butterfly because he's dumb.

            >Bestiality obsession, cop out, more like cope out
            Cats are dumber than dogs. Cope, toxo.

            Dogs are significantly more intelligent. Dogs are apex predators, cats are mesopredators, and a natural food source for all medium and large canines. If dogs exist your cat can not safely be outside.

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >>apex predator
              >>can't survive without humans and basedciety
              You don't even know what apex predator means

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              >A lot of bugs are excellent hunters but literally incapable of thought.
              Ok but big cats are generally pretty smart

            • 3 months ago
              Anonymous

              I've never been in the same room as a cat and dogs are dumb as hell. Farm animals are significantly stronger, smarter, and vastly more useful than dogs. Dogs are a feel-good novelty at best.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >dogs are smarter
          >dogs literally kill the hand that feeds them

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me without telling me you've never seen or been around a coyote

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Never heard anyone say you have dog like reflexes

  24. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    there are a lot of risks for outside cats like cars and other cats and dogs that can get them killed. they also destroy local small wildlife populations. you may want to let your kitties outside anon but it will do more harm than good 🙁

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