Group Housing Calculator for Cats

Last updated: 2015-06-01
Document type: Tools/Forms
Topics: Shelter Design and Housing, Shelter Population Management, Behavior and Enrichment
Species: Feline

How many cats can you put in one community room? Perhaps the better question to ask is, how many cats should you put in one community room? Use this calculator to find out.

Group housing for cats has benefits in many cases, but housing more cats per square foot is not one of them. In fact, cats in group housing need more square feet of floor space than those housed singly. This is because group-housed cats must use distance to manage their interactions with other cats since they are not protected by a physical barrier.

To determine how many cats should be housed in your group cat rooms, all you need is a tape measure and this handy dandy group housing calculator.

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