Cats

It has been 5000 years since man domesticated the cat. The first cat made tame was the African Wildcat. The cat wasn't domesticated to make a pet or companion; the cat was domesticated by accident.

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Cats Historical Information

The cat (Felis catus), also known as the domestic cat or housecat to distinguish it from other felids and felines, is a small, furry, domesticated, carnivorous mammal that is valued by humans for its companionship and for its ability to hunt vermin and household pests.

Cats have been associated with humans for at least 9,500 years, and are currently the most popular pet in the world. Owing to their close association with humans, cats are now found almost everywhere in the world

As The New York Times wrote in 2007, "Until recently the cat was commonly believed to have been domesticated in ancient Egypt, where it was a cult animal",but a study that year revealed that the lines of descent of all house cats probably run through as few as five self-domesticating African Wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica) c. 8000 BC, in the Near East.

The earliest direct evidence of cat domestication is a kitten that was buried alongside a human 9,500 years ago in Cyprus.[

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Cats spread to other parts of the world by ship. The crew members would always keep extra cats aboard the ship to kill any mice that might be aboard. Cats then spread this way very quickly to all parts of the world.

Cat Information and Tutorials

How To Bath Your Cat

Sphynx cat enjoying his weekly bath and darkening the water. Author : Sunny Ripert

Helpful Tips

1- Start bathing your cat when s/he is very young

2- Establish a bath time ritual: set up the instruments beforehand (shampoo, towel,water, brush,etc) so he is not caught unawares.

3- Be gentle and firm handling your cat.

4- Use warm water.

5- Use tear-free baby shampoo.

6- Create a soothing bath time experience: sing a song or play music in the background

How To Cut Your Cat's Claws

How To Littler Box Train Your Cat

How To Cat Proof Your House For A Safer Kitty

List of Supplies You Need For Your New Cat

Cat Bed

Litter Tray

Food and Water Bowls

Food

Water

Cat Basket or Carrier

Brushes and Combs

Scratching Posts

Lead and Collar or Harness

Nail Cutters

Cats Online Charts and Guides

Anatomy Of  A Cat Chart

Cat Names For Your Kitty 2,000 Suggestions

Cat Downloadables and Stories

Cat Coloring Pages

Free Cat Graphics

Cat Health and Caring For Injuries

Cat Health 101

How To Give Your Cat A Pill

Information on Common Cat Health Issues

Patterns To Make Things For Your Cat

Knitted Cat Toy

Cat Items to Make Yourself

Build a Cat Tree Free Plan and Instructions

Cat Treat and Food Recipes

Kitten Food

You will need:

1/3 slice of white bread

Milk

Chicken broth (whatever preferred)

Mixing bowl

1/8 measuring cup

Pour milk into the measuring cup then pour into the bowl. Repeat with chicken broth. Tear 1/3 slice of bread into tiny bits, then dump into the mixing bowl. Heat in the microvave for approximately 1 minute. When finished, let cool then serve to kitten.

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Himmy, owned by Thomas Vyse of Redlynch, Cairns, Queensland, Australia, still holds the title of being the heaviest recorded cat. When he died at the age of 10 in 1986, he weighed 46lbs 15 ¼ oz (21.3 kg).

"Cat's motto: No matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it." - Unknown

Experts traditionally thought that the Egyptians were the first to domesticate the cat, some 3,600 years ago. But recent genetic and archaeological discoveries indicate that cat domestication began in the Fertile Crescent, perhaps around 10,000 years ago, when agriculture was getting under way. (per Scientific American, 6/10/2009)

There are approximately 100 breeds of cat.


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