Today I learned of Jean Mill, a cat breeder and conservationist who worked to protect the asian leopard cat, she disliked the fur trade so much that she successfully crossed an asian leopard with a domestic cat, creating the Bengal Cat breed, such that people can own cats with the same style of fur. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
In 2017 an Australian study of domestic cats defined five major feline personality factors (neuroticism, extraversion, dominance, impulsiveness and agreeableness) that can be used to create individual cat "personality profiles", much like the Myers-Briggs Indicator does for humans. journals.plos.org/plosone…
Free-ranging domestic cats are the top human-caused threat to wildlife in the United States, killing an estimated 1.3 to 3.7 billion birds and 6.3 to 22.3 billion mammals annually, according to a 2013 study en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
The Ashera is the world's most expensive domestic cat. The cat was developed by a British businessman in 2007 by cross-breeding two wild cats and a domestic cat. The size of a small dog, the Ashera can sell for as much as $125,000. priceybuys.com/the-ashera…
The Lyoki, aka the werewolf cat, was originally discovered in 2010 as a mutation in feral litters of domestic shorthair cats petmd.com/cat/breeds/lyko…
Cats were kept on ships by Ancient Egyptians for pest control and it become a seafaring tradition. It is believed Domestic cats spread throughout much of the world with sailing ships during Age of Discovery(15th through 18th centuries). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Pigs are smarter than any other domestic animal and they are considered by animal experts to be more trainable than dogs or cats. pbs.org/wnet/nature/the-j…
That, according to a recent published paper, cats can sometimes heal themselves by purring. A domestic cat's purr has a frequency of between 50 and 150 Hertz, which is the frequency needed to speed healing time and boost strength and mobility, helping them retain bone density and muscle tone. petcentral.chewy.com/pet-…
Humans share 90% of our DNA with domestic cats pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9…
Felines who purr cannot roar. It comes down to a bone called the hyoid which is not completely ossified in roaring cats while it is in domestic cats. cattime.com/cat-facts/100…
Today I learned about Puppy cats. A term that relates to specific types of cat breeds that show behavioral tendencies that are reminiscent of young domestic dogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pup…
A village in New Zealand wanted to ban all domestic cats - to protect native wildlife. bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia…
The longest lived domestic cat was named Creme Puff. She lived from August 3, 1967 to August 6, 2005, a span of 38 years and 3 days. This is well over double the normal life span for domestic cats, which is typically around 12-14 years for males and 13-15 years for females. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
Lynx Rufus (aka the bobcat) is 2 to 3 times the size of a domestic cat and has been around for nearly 1.8 million years and can be found across North America and Mexico. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Domestic cats are responsible for the global extinction of 33 animal species bbc.com/news/science-envi…
Prey animals like goats and sheep have horizontally elongated pupils to have panoramic vision while predators like foxes and domestic cats have vertically elongated pupils to judge distance while stalking prey. theconversation.com/revea…
Today I learned of a study done in 1984 recording the survival rate of 132 domestic cats falling from 2-32 stories. 124 survived, many without life threatening injuries, including Sabrina who was the only cat who fell 32 stories. This can partially be attributed to their terminal velocity of 60 mph. nytimes.com/1989/08/22/sc…
Jake Perry has been the owner of two consecutive holders of the record for oldest domestic cat ever. Creme Puff lived to 38 years old, the equivalent of 165 human years. 1/3 of Perry's cats have lived past 30. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Early species of whales lived on land, had four legs and fur, and were the size of a raccoon or domestic cat. As they evolved, they were able to drink salt water and their nostrils gradually moved to the top of their head, forming the blow hole stories.anmm.gov.au/whale…
A group of cats is called a glaring, an unspayed female is called a queen, the obsolete term for a young cat was catling, the parents of kittens are a sire (male) and a dam (female), and domestic cats are descended from the African wildcat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat
Dragonflies are the most successful hunters on the planet, catching up to 95% of the prey they chase. Great White sharks catch 50%, lions catch 25%, and domestic cats catch 32% of their prey. bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
Cats can have Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus closely resembling HIV and can lead to an AIDS-like state in domestic cats, it also infects others felines such as lions and panthers in the wild, although not as severe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
The Savannah is the largest domestic cat breed. It resembles a small leopard and behaves like a dog. They can grow up to 40 lbs, have an eight foot vertical jump, and can be trained to walk on a leash and play fetch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sav…
The Sphynx cat came about barely in the 1960s and originated in Canada when a domestic cat gave birth to a hairless kitten. It was then bred solely for its natural hairless trait. animalplanet.com/tv-shows…
Domestic cats instinctively don't want to drink from the water bowl next to their food, and therefore seek it out first elsewhere in the house, because in the wild any water next to their kill might be contaminated. catwisdom101.com/cat-beha…
Cats don't have taste receptors that react to sweet things. This means that cats, from lions and tigers right down to domestic felines, cannot taste anything sweet. bbc.com/earth/story/20151…
The domestic cat is a revered animal in Islam. Admired for its cleanliness as well as for being loved by Prophet Muhammad. He reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
Domestic cats may eat their kittens for a variety of reasons, including stress, poor food supply, inexperience at parenthood, or for no apparent reason. concordvets.com.au/pet-bl…
There is an overpopulation of domestic animals, such as cats, dogs, and exotic animals. In the US, an estimated 6 to 8 million animals are brought to shelters each year, of which an estimated 3 to 4 million are euthanized, including 2.7 million considered healthy and adoptable. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
With (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Beauty and the Beast, Wonder Woman) 2017 was the first year since 1958 (South Pacific, Auntie Mame, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) that the top 3 highest grossing domestic films were female led. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/201…
Cats have only 3 blood types: A, B, and AB. 94-99% of all US domestic cats are type A. Type AB is the rarest. There is no universal donor type. catster.com/lifestyle/cat…
Domestic house cats kill upwards of 1.3 billion wild birds in North America every year sciencenews.org/article/c…
The domestic cat has kidneys so efficient, that it can rehydrate by drinking seawater. nap.edu/catalog/910/nutri…
It is estimated that free-ranging domestic cats kill 1.3 billion birds per year and 6.3–22.3 billion mammals annually. They are likely the single greatest source of anthropogenic mortality for US birds and mammals. nature.com/articles/ncomm…
Domestic dogs and cats possess a gland that secretes the same kind of compounds that contribute to the distinctive smell of violets. Despite this, the animals produce the compounds in much greater quantities, resulting in a less pleasant aroma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vio…
Domestic cats instinctively don't want to drink from the water bowl next to their food because in the wild any water next to their kill might be contaminated. They tend to look for running water...like a toilet instead. blog.sureflap.com/1086_ca…
Usain Bolt runs just a little faster than an elephant but slower than a domestic cat. infoplease.com/ipa/A00047…
The domestic cat is a revered animal in Islam. Admired for its cleanliness as well as for being loved by Prophet Muhammad. He reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…
"big cats" (tigers, cheetahs, etc) tend to respond to catnip in much the same way as a domestic housecat youtube.com/watch?v=tklx3…
Domestic cats can and do interbreed not only with their wild African ancestor can also European wildcats as well. messybeast.com/small-hybr…
"Domestic" is the "proper" term for a mixed breed cat (like mutt for dogs). Domestic Short/Long Hair cats are the generic mixed breed cat with long or short hair. petguide.com/breeds/cat/d…
Domestic cats kill between 1.3 billion and 4 billion birds annually in the United States nature.com/articles/ncomm…
Big cats go crazy for catnip (almost) as much as domestic cats. readersdigest.ca/pets/fun…
The domestic cat is probably the most popular pet of all. It is believed there are close to half a billion domestic cats in the world today. the-cat-guide.com/general…
Today I learned of the Lykoi cat breed, nicknamed the Werewolf cat. The fur mutation has occurred in domestic cats over the last 20 years. Currently the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) does not recognize it as an official breed... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyk…
95% of house cats in North America are Domestic short-haired cats, a fancy name for a mixed breed en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dom…
One of the biggest causes of mortality in slow worms in suburban areas is the domestic cat, against which it has no defense. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang…
It is estimated that domestic cats in the US have killed as many as 3.7 billion native birds io9.com/5979891/domestic-…
Mountain lions (cougars) are more closely related to domestic cats than African lions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
In 1949, five domestic cats were brought to Marion Island to deal with a mouse problem in the station. The cats multiplied quickly, and by 1977 there were approximately 3,400 cats on the island. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…

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