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Rodents In The Rainforest Risk Their Lives To Eat
2013-12-18 12:22:08

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye, according to new results from a study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. The study was published in the journal Animal Behavior, early online edition, Dec., 2013. Scientists equipped agoutis, common rainforest rodents, and ocelots, their feline predators, with radio collars and tracked them 24/7 via an...

Cat Domestication Started In China
2013-12-17 10:31:08

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, cats were drawn to human settlements near the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun more than 5,000 years ago, a development which may have eventually led to their domestication. "Our data suggest that cats were attracted to ancient farming villages by small animals, such as rodents that were living on the grain that the farmers grew, ate...

2013-12-16 23:03:40

Noticing behavioral changes is the key to detection. Damariscotta, ME (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 As mentioned in previous Ask The Vet articles, wellness or preventive care checkups are very important for the health of pets. Over the past couple of years, a disturbing trend has emerged of cat visits to veterinarians declining. If a cat has an exam at least once a year, it’s equivalent to a human being going to the doctor once every five to seven years. Since cats hide illnesses so well,...

2013-12-16 23:01:42

Assisi Veterinary Hospital warns against the dangers of the holiday season for pets. Malverne, NY (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 This time of year, the holidays arrive with all the joy and chaos they bring. Even though it is a time of festivities, decorations, families and gifts, it also is a time of danger for pets. Assisi Veterinary Hospital wants pet owners to be aware of these dangers and to take the necessary precautions. Such dangers may include food, plants, stocking stuffers and...

2013-12-15 23:03:30

The FCF Feline Husbandry course is designed to aid cat caregivers at any level of experience in providing better quality of life for their felines while also making them aware of larger issues in the feline ownership world Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 Join cat enthusiasts from around the country for a Wildcat Weekend at Big Cat Habitat and Gulf Coast Sanctuary in Sarasota, Florida, from Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January 12, 2014. The Sanctuary will host the Wild...

2013-12-10 23:00:07

Veterinarian offers wealth of information in ‘How to Treat Your Dogs and Cats with Over-the-Counter Drugs’ ORLANDO, Fla. (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 In his new book, “How to Treat Your Dogs and Cats with Over-the-Counter Drugs” (published by iUniverse), veterinarian Robert L. Ridgway presents an easy-to-use guide that shows pet owners how to effectively and correctly treat their animals using over-the-counter remedies. Organized into easy-to-read chapters, “How to Treat Your Dogs...


Latest Cat Reference Libraries

Maltese Tiger
2013-11-04 11:04:14

The Maltese tiger, also called the blue tiger, is considered to be a tiger with a morphed coloration. It is claimed to inhabit the region of Fujian Province, China. Sightings of Maltese tigers in Korea and Burma have also been reported. The term Maltese derives from a domestic cat that has slate grey fur. Cats of this coloration are abundant in Malta, therefore, this variation of tiger has acquired its name. In support of the blue tiger principle, many breeds of felines have this...

Dragon Li
2013-06-12 16:16:03

The dragon li, also known as the China Li Hua or the Li Hua Ma, among other names, is a domestic cat breed that originated in China. This natural breed is a descendent of a wild natural breed, or landrace, and occurs in dynastic culture and Chinese folklore. Although it goes by many names in its native China, which has caused some confusion, it has more recently been called the dragon li or the Chinese Li Hua in recognition of the cultural popularity of the Chinese dragon. The dragon li is...

2013-06-12 16:11:04

The bambino cat is an experimental breed of cat that was registered with the TICA under the designation Experimental Bambino in 2006. This breed is a mix of the munchkin cat and the Sphynx cat. It received its name from the Italian word bambino, which translates to baby in English. Like the Munchkin breed, the bambino cat is short and has large ears. Its skin is like that of the Sphynx cat and is pink or white in color, but this also means that it requires frequent bathing in order to keep it...

Burmilla
2013-06-11 15:47:50

The Burmilla is a domestic cat breed that was developed in 1981 in the United Kingdom. Unlike other breeds that were developed by breeding two distinct cats in a controlled environment, this breed was accidentally created when a lilac Burmese and a Chinchilla Persian, both pure bred cats awaiting breeding partners, encountered each other after a domestic worker left the door separating the two cats open. The resulting litter of four kittens was born in 1981. This breed is accepted by the...

Aegean Cat
2013-06-11 15:27:32

The Aegean cat is a landrace breed of domestic cat, occurring naturally on the Cycladic Islands in Greece. Its development as an official breed began in the 1990’s, when breeders associated with the new Greek cat fancy began breeding it. Despite this, large organizations do not accept it as a legitimate breed. It is said to be quite popular in Greece and is a common choice for pest control in many areas there. The Aegean cat is a medium sized cat with a strong body and healthy features....

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