Your cat has a secret life…

Cats are mysterious, dangerous and far more unpredictable than one might expect from an animal that is, theoretically, domesticated. Some of the mysteries of cats relate to where they go and what they do; this is especially true of cats that go outdoors. We open our doors. They leave. Just where they go, we can’t be sure. Or rather we couldn’t be sure, until now. With your help, we’re investigating the movement of domesticated cats across the landscape. We want to know: Where do they go? What are they eating? Why do they do what they do?

Here’s how you can participate in Cat Tracker:

We currently have 3 projects running to help us crack open the secret lives of our feline friends. To find out where they go, you can track your cat using a GPS unit. To uncover what your cat may be snacking on, you can send us a hair and food sample to be analyzed for different isotopes. To learn more about why cats do what they do, you can take the Personality Survey. Each project alone offers valuable information, and by comparing the results we get between the different projects we can discover a lot!

Use a GPS unit to see where your cat goes
Learn how
Send a sample of cat hair and food for the diet studyLearn how
Help us learn more about the behaviors and personalities of catsTake the Survey!