Cats, cats, cats. What to do about these mischievous felines? Some owners let their cats roam freely around the neighborhood. These owners have good intentions; they want their cats to have freedom. However, as you probably guessed, this is not the best solution for birds...or for cats themselves!
List of Solutions
Catios can be purchased from a variety of companies or homemade, if you enjoy projects. Regardless, get a catio that has a variety of perches and toys. You could also put a pot of grass inside (if you don’t know, cats love to chew grass!). Catios are usually placed against an exterior wall of a house; if you have a kitty door, placing the catio in front of it will still allow your cat to come and go as they please!
Scrunchies are brightly-colored collars specifically designed for cats (in other words, no, don't put a human scrunchie on a cat!). Photo courtesy of Kristin Alford.
Declawing: Don't Do It
"Monitored Outside Time works well for my family and my cat, Koda. We restrict Koda to the deck most times, where she likes to lay in the sun. When we're in the yard, she is able to explore, take dirt baths, and chewi our plants. However, it is important to note that this solution isn't as effective as, say, a catio." - Anna Hartwick (creator of this site).