Cats have been a domesticated human companion since the reign of the Ancient Egyptians more than 4,000 years ago, according to National Geographic. While these ancient people may or may not have been the first to domesti... More »

Domestic cats typically live in homes or urban areas while feral cats live in forests, grasslands, tundras and wetlands, and big cats live in rainforests, deserts and in temperate climate zones. Where cats live depends p... More »

Generally speaking, the animals that are easiest to domesticate are dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, horses, chickens, cows and goats. These animals have mental and social traits that make them easier to tame and less dangerous ... More »

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Christianity became the official religion of Rome during the reign of Emperor Theodosis I, who ruled from 379 to 395 A.D., according to National Geographic. Theodosis I was the first emperor to decree that all Roman citi... More »

The Balinese cat was bred from long-haired Siamese cats. The unique coat of the Balinese lies close to the body, flowing down to the tail. Long-haired Siamese cats are a spontaneous mutation of the standard breed, and se... More »

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Maine Coon kittens and cats are a great match with kids and small children. While Maine Coons are one of the largest cat breeds available, they are very gentle and good-natured. More »

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According to Web MD, the average life expectancy for house cats is about 15 years. However, some cats can live to be over 20 years old. A given cat's longevity is influenced by genetics, diet, environment and luck. More »