isolation of a cat
What is the name of a mustache for cats and what are they?
The mustache in cats grows not only under the nose, but also on the forehead, near the eyes, on the chin and even on the paws. More precisely, it is correct to call them not “mustache”, but “vibrissa”. These are sensitive, hard hairs that are longer than the coat. There are about 40 pieces of such hairs on the cat’s body, and only 24 of them are on the face.
Unlike simple hair, vibrissae are surrounded by hundreds of nerve endings and muscle fibers, and their root goes deep into the tissue.
Each vibrissa is a separate organ of touch, which 24 hours a day uninterruptedly transmits a signal to the animal’s brain. Vibrissas are present not only in cats, but also in many other mammals, including dogs. Continue reading
It is still not known exactly when exactly cats (Félis silvéstris cátus) began to live next to a person. Scientists talk about more than ten thousand years of successful partnership between humans and perfect predators – cat-like rodent hunters. The partnership between humans and the ancestors of the modern cat began with the transition of people to a settled life, the emergence of food storages and the need to protect them from mice and rats. For cats, the high concentration of rodent pests in human settlements, on the contrary, was very profitable, because cats could hunt in a small area with a high degree of efficiency – while at the same time benefiting people, and therefore without causing aggression against them. Gradually, the cat became one of the most important pets, and today it shares the first place in popularity with a dog.
For a long time of domestication, the wildlife of cats has not changed much. The physiology, anatomy and psychology of cats are still very similar to their ancestors – some of the most effective predators in the world. To create your cat comfortable living conditions in the house, while taking care of the health and well-being of the animal, it is important to know some rules. We will talk about them in this article. Continue reading
Like a dog, a cat belongs to the so-called companion animals and lives in close proximity to humans. However, at the same time, it does not lose its natural instincts and remains one of the most dangerous predators in its “weight category”.
The relationship of a cat with a person is widely discussed in various literature, but most owners do not always fully understand their pets.
The scientific community is still debating whether the cat is fully domesticated or can be attributed to the so-called “semi-domestic” species. In light of all this, it may not be easy for the cat’s owners to understand the causes of aggression or discontent, learn how to interact with the cat correctly, or teach them some commands. Below we will talk about some features of the behavior of cats.
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