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What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

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Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

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How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

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Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

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cat-eye-pupil-contracted.jpg

What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

Read on...

cat-with-catnip-plant.jpg

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

Read on...

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

Read on...

stray-cat.jpg

Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

Read on...

cute-kittens-in-basket.jpg

How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

Read on...

cute-kitten-in-litter-box.jpg

Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

Read on...


More Articles for the Cat Curious

Do Cats Really Have a Third Eyelid?

10 Dec 2015 16:36

You've heard about this third eyelid that cats have, but when you look, you don't see it. Do they have three eyelids? And, if so, where is the third one?…

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Are All Calico Cats Female?

10 Dec 2015 04:52

During my employment as a veterinary technician, I was always learning new and fascinating facts about animals. One tidbit that everyone was quick to throw around was that all calicoes were female. When I was told this, I asked why, and I was informed that coat color in cats is sex-linked. The X chromosome has the genes for color, and therefore all calico cats are females….

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Do Cats Eat Grass and Plants Because They're Sick?

09 Dec 2015 00:43

Both outdoor, indoor, and in-between cats will occasionally eat plants. Grass tends to be a favorite, but as cat people will tell you, they will nibble on all sorts of plants, including house plants….

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Do Cats Have Hair Instead Of Fur?

08 Dec 2015 21:35

Do cats have hair or fur? It may seem like semantic, and possibly pedantic, distinction. But it makes you curious. Is there a difference between hair and fur? If so, why do we say cat hair and not cat fur?

Many times when I have used the word fur to refer to a cat's coat, I have been corrected, and told that "cats have hair, not fur." When I asked what the difference was, it was never explained. The idea of a cat having a "coat of fur," itself, is good geeky humor, and has to do with the etymology of the word fur. You may want to skip to the bottom and read about the origin of the word fur, which may surprise you….

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Are Cats Cold And Aloof?

08 Dec 2015 19:14

Even though cats are more popular than ever before (it's true!), many people still think of the cat as a cold, aloof, and even conniving creature. Self-professed "dog people" compare cats to dogs, and find cats to come up short. As well, they may have only seen cats who had spent their lives outdoors, and were wary of people….

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How the Persians Defeated the Egyptians With Cats

07 Dec 2015 16:27

The Ancient Egyptians so revered cats, that the Persian army is said to have defeated them using cats. No, the cats did not fight. You can't train a cat to be a soldier.

According to this legend, which has several different versions, when Great King Cambyses, heir of King Cyrus, of Persia, invaded Egypt, the Persians well knew of the Egyptians reverence, and laws concerning cats….

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My Cat Can't See Her Treat, Is Her Eyesight Bad?

05 Dec 2015 23:00

Has this ever happened with your cat? She meows at you until you give in and give her some treats from the special bag, you drop one in front of her, and she doesn't seem to see it at all. She looks up at you like you just played a dirty trick and gives you a plaintive meow. You point at the treat. "Its right there!"…

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Advantages of a Sisal Rope Cat Scratching Post

04 Dec 2015 20:37

Your cat needs a place to scratch. Many people consider their cat's scratching behavior to be "bad" but for a cat, it is natural and necessary to scratch. Not all scratching is the same. Cats scratch to sharpen their claws and remove the old sheath, and they also "scratch" when they stretch. They also scratch to mark their territory. One of the best ways of preventing a cat from scratching for claw sharpening or stretching is to provide good cat scratching post….

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