Felis catus

Felis catus


Body length 55 cm; tail length 30 cm; weight 3-6 kg. Domestic and feral populations have same colours.

Habitat and Range:

Most habitats, urban and rural, covered by this book. Common. Australia-wide. Almost worldwide.


Usually nocturnal. Home range may be 2–6 square kilometres, but is greatly reduced around rubbish tips. Eats whatever is abundantly available from insects and carrion to birds and possums up to small wallabies.


Unburied faeces on favoured trackways, animal remains (e.g. feathers, tails and stomachs).

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