Did you know cats can make over 100 vocal sounds while dogs can only make ten?
The scientific name for cats is Felidae. There are two kinds of Felidae. Pantherinea are the bigger cats like lions, tigers, and leopards. Felinea, the other kind, are the medium and small cats like the cheetahs, the lynx, and domestic cats. Domestic cats have a lot of names. A group of cats is called a clowder. A small cat is a kitten and a group of kittens is called a kindle. A male cat is called a tom and a female is called a queen.
There are many cat breeds. Cats come in all different shapes and sizes. Some popular breeds are the Maine Coon, the Persian, the Siamese, and the American Shorthair. Most healthy cats weigh between five and 16 pounds. An unhealthy cat, though, can weigh much more or much less. A healthy cat that is kept inside and taken care of can live between 15 to 20 years. Cats can also hear very well. Their ears have 32 muscles which let them point their ears in any direction.
The domestic cat is one of the most popular cats in the world. This is because cats have been kept as pets for thousands of years. Most people are either a cat or a dog person, but a lot of people like both cats and dogs. Cats are good pets, but people have to be very careful around them because they have really sharp teeth and claws. It is better for people to let their cats play with toys, rather than to wrestle with them. There are cat trainers who can help train your cat.
Some cats are different, others are similar, but they can make very good pets.