Indoor cats mostly are sterilized, vaccinated and removed from the stresses, risks and dangers of the outside word. They are feed regularly and have easy access to water that is fresh and clean.
They require more attention, more distractions and must be encouraged to get sufficient exercise to avoid obesity The number varies widely , ranging from 14 to 20 years.
Outdoor Cats have a number of challenges that tend to limit the average cat lifespan of on outdoor cat. Outside means different things depending on where a cat lives.
Does the cat live in an urban, suburban, rural or remote location?
How close does the cat live to roads and thoroughfares.
These are all limited factors as increase exposure to fleas, ticks and other parastates and illness.
Outdoor cats can also get into fights ad scrapes with other cats and are at an increased risk of accidents. The average outdoor cats life span is 5.625 years.