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 … [Read more...] about Why male tortoiseshell cats are rare
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There are several hundred dog breeds, and only less than a hundred different cat breeds. But it's not only about the count. You can see a large diversity between dog breeds. We have large, giant and small dogs. We also have long-legged dogs; flat-faced dogs and heck, there are also some dogs who do not look like ones in the first place. In cats, the most significant … [Read more...] about Why are there fewer breeds of cats compared to dogs
Cats love t gaze at colorful fish tanks and paw at fish passing by. But do cats see color and are they able to appreciate the beauty? Common speculation is that cats, like most animals, are color-blind. This is only partially true, and you'll see why. In this article, you are going to learn that cats are quite capable of recognizing different colors. In one way, their … [Read more...] about Can cats see color or are they color-blind?
Why do cats have tails is rather an ambiguous question. We are fully aware that the intent is to understand how cats use the tail for their advantage, but we will try to answer both parts of the question: Why cats have tails and how do they use them. Foremost, asking why cats have tails, in our opinion, is a question why most animals have them. If you look around the … [Read more...] about Why do cats have tails?
Do cats dream? Most pet parents will swear that their cats do. They have seen their pets' paws twitching while they sleep, so what else could it be if not a dream? It sounds reasonable. But twitching of a cat's paws or body, or even chattering, does not necessarily suggest that the cat has a dream. However… Strong evidence indicates that cats experience dreams Most … [Read more...] about What do cats dream about when they sleep?
Cats do yawn. Maybe not that often, but there are many individual cats that do yawn a lot. If your cat yawns at you, does this mean they find you boring? Well, that might be true, but the funny thing is that explanations for why cats yawn are not that different from the reasons why humans and several other animals yawn. Yawning is an involuntarily action. That is, the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat yawn at you? Are you that boring?
In our country, there is a song where a cat tells the story about his life and mentions that he used to see over a kilometer at night and three at dawn when he was young. Impressive, even though it is only poetry and likely some other round number would be used if the author preferred miles over kilometers. Regardless, are cats really good at seeing distant objects? Could they … [Read more...] about How far can your cat see?
Do you love it when your cat comes to you and sniffs your nose in a greeting? But what if they turn a back on you and stick their butt right in your face? Is that impolite or what? Well, actually, it is extremely polite and shows the great respect and trust he has in you. Not all cat owners are lucky enough to get such appreciation. This weird behavior comes from the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat stick his butt right in your face?
How many cat breeds do you know? The first that come to my mind are Persian, Siamese, British Shorthair, and Maine Coon, but this is where it usually stops, simply because there are not as many cat breeds as there are dog breeds. So, how many cat breeds are there? Amount of cat breeds depend on whom you ask It is not easy to answer this question, because there are quite a … [Read more...] about How many cat breeds are there
Cat owners usually feel pride when someone compares their pet to its larger counterparts, such as tigers, lions, or pumas. “Look at that little tiger sleeping beside the chimney,” a visitor might say why eyeing your cat lying by the fireplace. “See how calm he is? I bet his inner lion just can’t wait to be unleashed,” someone else might add. We know that acknowledgments like … [Read more...] about How lions and tigers are related to domestic cats