Most cats, including domestic breeds, have 19 pairs of chromosomes for a total of 38. Some types of cat in South America, however, have only 36 chromosomes, including ocelots, kotkots and margays. Dogs have more than dou... More »

Tigers have 38 chromosomes. Most species of cat have 36 or 38 chromosomes, with 36 being the usual number in Central and South American species and 38 being most common in Eurasian and African cats. Because tigers share ... More »

A lion has 38 chromosomes that are grouped into 19 pairs. Fifteen of these pairs are common in all cat species. More »

Miniature cats come in a variety of breeds, but they are usually distinguished as being half the size of a normal-sized cat. They are also called "teacup cats," but both teacup and miniature cats are not recognized as se... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Technically, there is no such thing as a teacup cat breed, as most miniature cats are simply very small individuals of smaller breeds. The smallest recognized breed of cat is the Singapura, which was brought to America i... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

An Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest known breeds, recognized for its playfulness, graceful gait and interesting appearance. The Abyssinian resembles some of the Egyptian cat breeds, such as the Mau, with its gently sl... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Female cats should be spayed before they are 6 months old to prevent urine spraying and to stop them from becoming pregnant. It is not a good idea to spay cats that are in heat, because they are vulnerable to increased b... More »