Are Cats Color Blind?

No, is the answer, however, their color vision is quite poor. In the first half of this century scientists were positive that cats were completely color blind and one expert reworked a popular saying with the words: ‘Day and night, all cats see gray.’ That was the persisting attitude in the 1940s, however during the past few decades more measured inquiry has been accomplished and it’s now recognized that cats are able to pick out certain colors, but not, seemingly, with very much finesse.

The reason why earlier experiments neglected to show the existence of cats’ color vision was because in discrimination tests cats rapidly caught on to subtle differences in the stage of grayness of colors and then refused to abandon these clues when they were confronted with two colors of precisely the same degree of grayness. Therefore the exams yielded negative results. Employing more advanced techniques, recent fields of study have been capable in proving that cats

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What Are the Differences Between Domestic and Wild Cats

In the past and until now, many humans have welcomed cats into their homes, primarily because of their ability to keep rodents away. Though they are called house pets, these modern-day cats are still known to be semi-domesticated unlike dogs that are fully domesticated and have been considered as such since their existence.

A kitten that cuddles up to its owner by the fireplace may be very different from a lion that stalks the African planes but people may be surprised by the similarities they have.

Differences Between Domestic and Wild Cats

Based on the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study published in 2014, most of the differences between domestic and wild cats lie in the genes that dominate their personality traits, one of which is aggression. Pet cats have the tendency to retain memories, learn by means of reward system, enjoy interacting and having contact with humans or even living with other pets like dogs while wild cats are naturally mo

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37 Random Cat Facts You Probably Did Not Know

  1. Most do not like sweet things. However I know my cat loves Ice cream

  2. When a cats chases their prey, it keeps its head level and eyes focused.

  3. A bezoar is the real name for a hairball.

  4. A group of cats more than 3 is called a “clowder.”

  5. Why do they get stuck in trees? This is because a cats claws curve in the same direction making it easy to climb up but impossible to climb down.

  6. It is said that cats can make about 100 different sounds. Comparing it to a Dogs which can only make about 10. #stupiddogs #catsrule

  7. Cats could have prevented the Black Plague!

  8. In 1963 the first feline was in space. Felicette was a French kitty with a nick name of Astrocat. The France sent the cat into outer space. She survived the trip.

  9. Approximately 40,000 people are bit

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Personality and Behaviours of Persian Cats

General Description

Persian cats are beautiful, social and harmless pet animal. It is also called Iranian cats or Shirizi cats. The scientific name of this pet animal is Felis catus. Persians have silky shiny fur, round face, glowing eyes and long hairs on whole body. The cats are generally famous for quiet and sweet behaviors. They usually sought permission on entering to gathering. Although, valid reason of its long hair is not known, however, the scientists declared it as a result of natural mutation.

Origin
In 1626, an Italian citizen Mr. Pietro Della Valle introduced a long-haired cat in Europe at the first time. Probably, it was brought to Europe by traders from Middle East. In the beginning, these cats were known as Asiatic cats and available in one color. The credit goes to Persian scientists, who developed its breed. Now, Persians are found in different colors including bi-color.

Lifespan
The average lifespan of this cat is fifteen years. Mo

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Don’t Do This to Your Cat – It Might Upset Him

What Makes Cats Unhappy?

Cats are among the most popular pets worldwide. This is because they are adorable, playful, funny, and curious as well as low maintenance as compared to dogs and other animals. They are very peculiar though and every feline has a list of things they like and dislike. Here are 6 of the things that they usually hate.

Car Rides

Cats, like humans, have habits. They have their own territory and routines plus they really hate it when changes take place. In addition, the idea of a moving vehicle makes them feel confused and unhappy. However, there is one good reason why cats do not like cars. They have the tendency to experience motion sickness and vomit because of anxiety.

Baths

There is an old tale about cats hating to get wet. First of all, unlike humans and dogs, cats do not need to be bathed since they are good at grooming themselves. There are some breeds though like the big cats, which love the wet stuff. Generally, a regul

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Cat Repellent or How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden

Do cat repellents work? How to stop a cat from using garden as litterbox? Tell me how to keep cats out of my garden. These are common questions of concern to all gardeners but is there a real answer?

The first line of defence is to ensure that your yard boundaries are secure. Any gaps in your fence should be blocked to deny low level access. But cats can jump so fix a taut wire or string some six inches above the top of your fence to deter this approach.

Once inside your garden many people say that the best cat repellent is a dog who will soon see off any feline invader. If you are not a dog lover then you will have to resort to more passive methods. Since cats like to lie on freshly dug soil you should lay mulch on your borders so that no bare soil is left exposed. Seed beds should be covered with wire netting or twigs arranged as a barrier.

Young trees should have plastic guards fitted around their trunks to protect them against use as a scratching pole.

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Helpful Advice on Caring for Senior Cats

Sooner or later, your beloved cat will start to get old and experience physical changes. This typically occurs between the ages of seven and ten. However, some are fortunate enough to stave off major changes until approximately 12 years old. Whenever the time finally comes though, you will need to make a few changes in how you care for your pet. Keep reading for useful advice on caring for senior cats.

Most owners take their cats to the vet for an annual exam. Older cats need to be seen by the vet more often than their younger counterparts since the risk of problems has increased. It’s best to schedule a wellness exam every six months.

You will also need to change what you feed your senior cat somewhat. Seniors who become less active but are still fed the same amount of calories will more than likely become overweight. Obesity is particularly a problem for seniors, so a veterinarian-approved diet would definitely be in order.

When caring for senior cats, a

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How to Stop Your Dachshund From Chasing Cats

Dachshunds were bred to hunt and catch badgers, so it should be no surprise if you hear about a Dachshund chasing cats.

Dachshunds often chase cats, or indeed any small animal because they see them as trespassing into their territory.  Most Dachshunds are not looking at the cat as their next meal, rather just want to get them out of their territory.  Most of the time the cat runs away, which reinforces the Dachshund’s behavior, meaning they will chase the next intruder that they see.

There are some Dachshunds who chase because they want to play, but it is a brave cat who stands their ground against a dog.  Cats that do stand and fight are often in great danger, especially against an opponent like a Dachshund, bred to find and kill badgers, creatures much more substantial than a domestic cat.

Stopping a Dachshund Chasing Cats

It is important to understand that you will likely never completely stop your Dachshund chasing cats.  It

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How Many Cats Is Too Much?

Is it Okay to Own Lots of Cats?

Yes, of course. You can have as much as you can. This is not only about an oddball who has a bedroom full of 250 feline pets, as reported in the news. A huge amount of cats in your house does not necessarily lead to chaos. You may have heard a person asking why his neighbor’s five felines get along very well, whereas his own three always fight.

Most people have discovered that adopting cats can be habit-forming. It starts when you see a stray kitten, bring it home as a welcome addition to your cat family, and next time, you take one more plus another, and so on and so forth, because by then, one more won’t make a difference.

However, keeping all cats together in a crowded space is not only unfair to them, but also their caretaker. It is more sensible to bring a stray cat to a sanctuary where it can be taken care of by professionals who can look for a new home for it. How about owning a few cats like for example, three?

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Sphynx Cat – Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning a Sphynx

Now is your soul-searching time. It is really important to think through very carefully – and honestly – if you are in the best position to adopt a Sphynx (or indeed any pet). Besides shelter, nutritious food, and your time, your pet will require adequate medical care. This is one of the greatest responsibilities that applies to being a pet owner. If you feel that the time is not right to provide all four of these pet care factors, then you are not ready to adopt a Sphynx. A common question that people ask when considering adopting a Sphynx into their household is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Sphynx?”

Advantages

  • Sphynx cats do not shed because they are hairless. In fact, they have a fine layer of downy fur on the skin which is almost impossible to see.
  • Sphynx are incredibly loving and provide companionship more than most cats.
  • Sphynx blurs the traditional boundaries bet
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