All members of the Felidae family originated in Asia, but domestic cats originated in the Fertile Crescent, which includes parts of Iraq and several nearby countries. Wild cats like panthers traveled to the Americas on l... More »

The Siamese cat originated in Thailand, formerly known as Siam, according to Fairydust Siamese Cattery. The cats were held in such high regard in their native Siam that no one except the king and his family could own the... More »

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The first domesticated cats appeared in human civilization thousands of years ago with the ancient Egyptians, who, according to reliable evidence, were the first people to keep cats around as a way of controlling rodents... More »

While it is true that cats come in a variety of types and weights, most healthy, non-obese domestic cats weigh in the range of 8 to 10 pounds. Some breeds are a little heavier, such as the Maine Coon, which weighs 10 to ... More »

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While wild cats such as the famously fleet-footed cheetah can reach incredible speeds of 70 miles per hour, domestic cats can hold their own with speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. More »

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 ... More »

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 ... More »