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Cats and Kittens - The Ultimate Guide

Recent discoveries show that cats and humans have lived together for almost 10,000 years. The ancient Egyptians were known to keep and worship cat.

In fact, the egyptian goddess of the home was a cat figure named Bast. The Egyptians probably kept cats to help with rodent investations, which in turn helped to reduce disease.

The house cat is thought to have descended from the Wildcat, which likely evolved in the desert climates of Africa. Wild cats of some form are native to all the continents except Australia and Antarctica.

Cats are known to sleep a lot and average about 12-16 hours of sleep per day, and have been known to sleep for up to 20 hours.

All cats, including the big cats, can't taste sugars or sweetnes. If an owner spoils a cat, they will often reject food until they are offered something they like better, although they will rarely decline food to the point of starvation.

There are a number of houseplants that are toxic to cats, including the easter lilly and philodendron.

Cats are subject to gum disease and can get tapeworms from eating mice and/or fleas. Cats can also carry rabies.

Cats have a gestation period of a little more than two month, about 64-65 days, with the average size of a litter about 4 or 5 kittens, and can become pregnant at the age of 4-10 months.

Male cats are called toms and gibs (if fixed) and the females are called queens, with the youngsters refered to as kittens. If the cat is well breed, the father is a sire and the mother is a dam. A group of cats is known as a clowder. There are 30-40 breeds of cats, according to many cat registries.

If cats are kept indoors, they generally have a life span of 13-20 years or so, although there have been cats that have lived well into their thirties.

 

Also See:
The Ultimate Guide to Catnip
Can You Really Train A Cat?
Understanding Your Cat's Body Language
Litter Training Your Cat
How to Choose the Perfect Cat Just for You
Cat Eating Disorders - Is Your Cat Too Thin?
How To Keep Your Cat From Eating Houseplants
Cat Health: Feline Kidney Disease
Cat Pregnancy Tips
Fat Cat Warning - Read This Now If Your Cat Is Overweight
Is It Safe To Feed Milk To Your Cat?
Cats and Kittens - The Ultimate Guide
Common Cat Health Problems
Does Your Kitty Cat Have a Hairball?

 

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Cats in the News:

Grouchy Oscar a grim reaper, too (The Desert Sun)
Oscar the cat seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die - by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live.
 
Hypo-allergenic Cats Prove to be a Huge Sucess
The Allerca GD cat was the world's first scientifically proven hypoallergenic cat. Allerca, the American based company selectively bred these cats to not produce glycoprotein Fel D 1, the allergen known to cause suffering to humans.
 
Woman says coyote took and killed her cat
Before the hour was up she heard something bang against her bedroom window. She ran downstairs. "I opened the door and saw the coyote, and it just stared at me," Zheng said, surprised at its bold stance.
 

 

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