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A Brief History of House Cats It may be that “nobody owns a cat,” but scientists now say the popular pet has lived with people for 12,000 years

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How did cats become a pet? Throughout our lives, we have been taught and told many things. Some we have just accepted and some we have questioned. Did any of you here ever think as a kid, how did cats become pets? Why cats? When did a cat become a domesticated animal to keep, love, take care and cherish?

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How Did Pet Cats and Dogs Become Fur Babies? A recent study investigates the rise of “interspecies families.” Posted Mar 27, 2019

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Finally, cats rely less on smell to hunt than dogs, so it’s not surprising that the researchers found fewer genes for smell in cats. They did, however, find more genes related to an alternate ...

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5. Cats were largely outdoor pets until the invention of clay kitty litter in the mid-20th century allowed cats to stay inside if nature called. Refrigeration also helped cat lovers keep food for their feline friends, since cats need to eat meat, and most people couldn't - or wouldn't - go out hunting animals for their cats.

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All pets are domesticated creatures, so they are able to live in a home with humans which we call pets, cats first were pets and domesticated in Egypt and people would smuggle them out of Egypt ...

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Cats have always been a source of fascination for mankind throughout history. Today cats have become one of the world's most popular pets perfectly suited to the lifestyle of our day. They are beautiful, enigmatic and easy-to-care for pets. But where and when did the domestic cat originate? This page will give you some insight into this question.

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Cats pretty much domesticated themselves, and new evidence is showing that it is probable that dogs did the same. The plethora of vermin that came to munch on our crops and stores attracted the intelligent felines. They suddenly didn’t have to spe...

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Cats Domesticated Themselves, Ancient DNA Shows. ... Purr-fect Pets. Overall, cats became a domesticated companion of humans without changing much, says evolutionary geneticist and article ...

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House cats share 95.6 percent of their DNA with tigers, but despite how adorable they can be, most people probably wouldn't want the latter as a pet. While big cats and our furry friends have ...