Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are rare. They are extremely rare, at the same time, not everyone is aware of it. We have a female tortie cat, but because of her decent body size, many of our visitors often assume it’s a boy. One of our friends even has nicknamed her Mr. Tom. However, her name is Jersey, and she’s a girl, just as all tortoiseshell cats are female. Or are they? Cat coat color is determined genetically, and there’s a reason why tortoiseshell and calico cats MUST be female. “Must” does not mean that they are. In rare cases, a genetic disorder can cause a male cat to inherit tortoiseshell coat color generally restricted to females. In fact, only one in 200 UK male cats is a tortie. We have no wonder why, even professionals, so often mistake them. Why are only female cats normally tortoiseshell? So, let’s delve…
During walks with our dog, we are amazed at her visual performance in the dark. She is a relatively old Newfoundland and we are not confident that she can see brightly in the daylight. However, when in the woods late in the evening she always leads and drags us to places where we don’t find quite comfortable.
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week old kitten and says he’s old enough to be rehomed right after you make the payment, would you believe him?
How do you know if you are ready for a cat? Getting new furniture or just changing a carpet sometimes may be challenging, but we are talking about a living being here.
Are shelters right places to go, are reputable breeders only ones who can guarantee that their kittens will be healthy? Or is bringing a kitten from the street the right choice? We’ll find out.
Is your dog in heat? Or maybe she is about to come in heat? Here’s a list of articles we’ve written about female dogs going through estrous cycle.
It’s not hard to set up a tropical fish tank. We already wrote about choosing the best tank and what you will need to get started. Don’t you feel excited? We do!
It isn’t easy to answer how much light does an aquarium need. There are average numbers and rules of thumb available, but are they useful? We think that instead of the amount of light, what matters is do your plants feel well enough in the fish tank.
If you are reading this, we are confident that your cat is more than just a pet to you. He, she, or they are family. And just like us, you want the best for your family, whether it’s a child, a cat, or a mother-in-law. Here you will find 37 tips to help you on your way to a happy, healthy cat. Most of these tips you’ll be able to implement right away.
Who is more intelligent, cats or dogs? Most people will say, without hesitation, that dogs are. They are easier to train, help defuse bombs, search for victims and aid disabled people with their household chores. Cats can help you remember to feed them.