The cat is the most popular pet in the world. Cats were first domesticated about 8000 years BC in Cyprus. After that, basically, cats have lived among the Egyptians.
Cat — a carnivorous mammal. Since ancient times many people have cats for the purpose of hunting rodents, for example rats that infested the house.
Being very sociable animals, cats can make many sounds for conversations with their relatives. In this case, to hunt cats prefer alone partner only interfere with them in this difficult matter.
Cats are one of the most cleanly animals. They wash their saliva at least 10 times a day. The purpose of such action is simple — a cat should not emit a smell, to her future victim was unable to determine the hidden predator near.
At the moment in the world is home to around 600 million domestic cats, and different breeds ranging from hairless Sphynx to Norwegian forest cat and cats, which have significant vegetation on the body. On the Internet there are a lot of pictures of cats are completely different species: on our site you will also find representatives of different breeds.
The ancestors of domestic cats become wild cat, who still live in the wild, preferring to settle in the savannas of Northern Africa. Most often the steppe cat can be found in Algeria, Morocco, Stanychno China, Iran and Afghanistan.
The average life expectancy of a cat is 13-16 years, but some are long-lived reaching 20 years. The lifespan of cats strongly influenced by the conditions of her detention.
Cats are very sensitive animals: they have incredibly keen eyesight, a very strong sense of smell and well developed hearing. In addition, cats know how to define many of the parameters via tactile contact or taste.
In the wild cats have few enemies: this foxes, wolves, and owls and hawks. The cat preys on small rodents, birds and large insects. Sometimes the cat eats plant food and for a change their meat diet.
Cat give birth 2-3 times a year, and usually from different partners. Cats have no brightly-marked breeding season – it occurs throughout the year. The male takes no part in rearing the kittens, they are engaged by the female alone.
The cat is a carrier of dangerous diseases, for example, rabies, and parasites that can migrate to the human body.