Also known as the Domestic Cat or the Feral Cat, a small feline, and a good hunter. Contrary to popular belief, however, they are not truly domesticated. Cats are highly intelligent and good at problem solving.
There are about 60 cat breeds.
It was long thought that cat domestication was initiated in Egypt, because cats in ancient Egypt were venerated from around 3100 BC. However, the earliest indication for the taming of an African wildcat was found in Cyprus.
Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small animals. Compared to humans, they see better in the dark (they see in near total darkness) and have a better sense of smell, but poorer color vision. Cats, despite being solitary hunters, are a social species. Cat communication includes the use of vocalizations including meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and grunting as well as cat-specific body language. Cats also communicate by secreting and perceiving pheromones.
Whether your cat has short or long fur, he will benefit greatly from regular brushing or combing. It helps remove the dead hair from his coat so he doesn't ingest it while self-grooming.
Clean, fresh water is essential for your cat's good health. A good tip is a cat fountain to stimulate drinking. Be sure to replenish the water with a fresh supply every day.
A general rule of thumb for litter boxes is one for each cat plus one more. To encourage litter box usage, keep the litter box clean. This may mean scooping more than once per day.
Regular scratching on an appropriate surface such as carpet, sisal, or cardboard helps remove the old layers from your cat's claws.
High-quality food (not always the most expensive) is the best way to feed your cat and ensure a good health. Be aware of giving your cat too much salt. Potato chips or ham contain large amounts of salt, and this cause kidney damage. Only give healthy food to your cat, like natural chicken fillet or fish as snack.
And of course attention, a lot of attention!