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Chausie
2007-12-14 05:22:45

A Chausie is a hybrid between the Jungle Cat and a Domestic cat, typically the Abyssinian. A Chausie can weigh 15 to 30 pounds with the males being larger than the females. Their breeding began in the 1960s or 1970s to provide a safer alternative to having wildcats as pets. Because of their size, Chausies require much more space for activity. Like normal cats, they cane take up to 2 to 3...

Bengal
2007-12-14 05:21:54

The Bengal is a hybrid breed of cat bred to have the markings of a wildcat but the temperament of a housecat. The Bengal is reminiscent of and named after the Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis); the Bengal Tiger species is completely unrelated. It is a medium sized cat weighing around 8-10 lb for females and 15 lb for males. They are a hybrid breed developed through a program of...

Ocicat
2007-12-13 14:39:10

The Ocicat is a fairly new and rare breed of cat which resembles an ocelot while having the temperament of a domestic animal. Despite the appearance of the cat there is no wildcat DNA in the breed's gene pool. The breed is a mix of Siamese, Abyssinian and American Shorthair. The Ocicat is a new and still-rare breed of cat which has spots resembling a 'wild' cat and the temperament of a...

California Spangled Cat
2007-12-13 13:52:30

The California Spangled Cat was a rare and expensive cat bred to resemble a spotted wildcat. The breed only lasted for about a decade becoming extinct in the 1990s. The popularity of two similar breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal caused the demand for the breed to dwindle. The California Spangled Cat was a crossbreed of several breeds including the American and British Shorthair as well as...

Oncilla
2007-07-16 14:22:00

The Oncilla, Leopardus tigrinus, also known as the Little Spotted Cat or Tiger Cat, is a close relative of the Ocelot and Margay. The Oncilla's habitat is the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are nocturnal cats. The Oncilla grows to about 18 - 24 inches with a 10 - 20 inch tail. Although they are somewhat larger than domestic cats, the Oncilla is slightly lighter,...

Margay
2007-01-19 12:36:30

The margay (Leopardus wiedii, or Felis wiedii) is a spotted cat native to Central and South America. It is a solitary nocturnal animal that prefers remote sections of the rainforest. Although it was once believed to be vulnerable to extinction, the IUCN now lists it as "Least Concern". It roams the rainforests from Mexico to Argentina. The margay is very similar to the Ocelot, although the...

Jungle Cat
2007-01-19 12:26:34

The jungle cat (Felis chaus), also called the swamp lynx (although not related to the lynxes), is a small cat with a rather short tail. Dependent on the subspecies the color of the fur is yellowish-grey to reddish-brown. While vertical bars are visible on the fur of kittens, these bars disappear in adult cats. Due to the pointed ears and the long legs this cat resembles a small lynx. This...

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