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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Why do strays leave a colony?

I've had this happen a few times, a total regular for years will one day leave the colony, at first they'll show disinterest in the food, then they'll start coming every other day, then they'll never come again. They looked perfectly healthy...

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-27-2015, 05:38 PM
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Maybe someone else is putting out better tasting food? There's really no way to know, it's like asking where cats go when they run away and never come back.

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Sometimes, I think it's because they know they don't have much time left...and look for a quiet, peaceful place, to say goodbye, to this world...

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I agree with that Sharon. Also, if they don't belong there. Nature has some tough rules about these things. But often it ends well for the outsider by getting brought to shelter.


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