Tabby cats, like all domestic cats, need nutritious meals served twice a day along with plenty of water. Cats require taurine, an amino acid conducive to good health. Taurine is found in animal protein, so a tabby cat's diet must include food containing meat or meat products.Continue Reading
The amount of food each cat needs is based on its activity level. An active pet needs about 20 to 40 percent more food than the maintenance amount specified on the cat food container, and a less active one requires about 10 percent less than the maintenance amount. Cats expend extra energy to keep warm and cool, so their diets may need adjustment during extreme temperatures. A veterinarian's recommendation is the best way to make any temperature-related changes.
All cats require clean water available all day long. Generally, it is best to feed cats twice a day using the portion control method. The portion control method involves dividing the amount of food suggested on the pet food label into two portions. Each portion is given to the cat 8 to 12 hours apart. Finally, treats can be given, but should be limited to no more than 5 percent of the cat's total food intake.Learn more about Cats
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The behaviors of domestic cats are a combined product of the domestication process and the natural instincts and tendencies of the cats' wild ancestors. Some cat behaviors are easily understood, such as their propensity for killing birds and other small animals, while others, such as purring, still have no universally satisfactory explanation.Full Answer >
Bengal cats were originally developed in 1963 when Jean S. Mill bred domestic cats with asian leopard cats. Because of this unique breeding, the Bengal is the only domestic cat that has rosettes similar to those found on leopards, ocelots and jaguars. A Bengal's spots may be large or small. The breed was officially recognized by the International Cat Association in 1986.Full Answer >
Siamese cats are playful, active cats who bond strongly to their families and, unlike other cats, tend to be more active during the day than at night. The Siamese cat's intelligence makes it highly trainable and good at learning tricks, but also rather stubborn and mischievous.Full Answer >