Britain’s Cleverest Cats

Since the book titled ‘Test Your Cat: The Cat I.Q Test’ by E.M Bard became a bestseller on Amazon many cat owners have been eager to find out how intelligent their cat as are. Below are four examples of intelligent cats. Pinky can open a can of treats Carol Hack and her husband Dave live in Middleton, Cumbria with their moggie named Pinky. According to Carol, just a few weeks after receiving Pinky; two years ago, when she was just a kitten she realized that Pinky was unique. Carol has…

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Meet the cat enthusiast with over 1,000 cats!

Lynea Lattanzio sold her car and her wedding ring to look after feral cats, of which she has a thousand of them. Currently she is living in a trailer on the grounds of her property simply to lend her cats some more space- the five bedroom house she owns is actually for the cats to roam about. She has got a six acre property and a 4200 square foot house to allow those cats to run freely. The Cat house on the Kings, which she calls it now, is one…

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Do cats like music?

If you are a pet owner, the chances are good that, at some point or another, you have played music around your animal. Although it is quite obvious when a dog likes or dislikes something, the cat is a much more subtle animal, capable of expressing its emotional framework with an array of behaviours and mannerisms that are infinitely more nuanced that dogs. With that in mind, it is, perhaps, more difficult to understand when your actions are either pleasing or displeasing the animal in your life. Interest in the…

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Why do cats need scratching posts?

Shredded carpet, scratch marks on the leather sofa, claw marks down the wallpaper. As a cat owner, the chances are you have encountered at least one of these situations in the past. Whilst this probably drives you crazy, the last thing you want to do is to deter your cat from scratching. The important thing is to understand  why your cat scratches and what you can do to encourage them to use an appropriate scratching outlet such as a scratching post. Scratching is second nature to cats and is an…

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What exactly is catnip?

If you are a cat owner, you know well enough the unique effect this particular product has on your animals. Catnip has proven to be an alluring, near irresistible attractor for cats, and yet pet owners often have no idea what this mysterious, potent concoction actually is! On an equally important note, the question must also be asked: why do cats enjoy catnip as much as they do? Here are a few interesting research notes which may be prove to be helpful in this investigation. The first inquiries into the…

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Sleep, sleep and more sleep!

Cat owners will not be surprised to hear that cats enjoy a good sleep but did you realise that on average cats sleep a staggering 16 hours a day? That equates to spending two thirds of their lifetime asleep! The question is why do they sleep for so long? One of the main reasons is to conserve energy. It is sometimes easy to forget that cats are essentially predators and therefore their natural instinct is to go out hunting. This usually takes place around dusk and dawn when their prey…

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Cat facts!

The world of cats is full of fascinating facts and here are just a few to amaze you! Did you know…… When cats grimace, they are usually “taste-scenting.” They have an extra organ that, with some breathing control, allows the cats to taste-sense the air. The world’s largest cat measured 48.5 inches long. A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing, as it can be a sign of nervousness as well as contentment. The world’s richest cat is worth $13 million after his human passed away and left her…

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Can cats live without humans?

With the bond between cats and humans lasting through thousands of years, it is no wonder that our furry feline friends have become the most popular pet throughout Europe and the US. However, recent studies have shown that unlike dogs, cats do not actually need humans to feel safe or even to survive. Even domesticated cats which live with us from birth and have no experience in the wild feel very independent in life and can look after themselves without looking to their human companions for help. Self-Reliance in Cats…

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What are the struggles that cat owners face?

Cats are wonderful pets however they are known for making their owners life difficult at times! One of the many things that cat owners often struggle with is not being able to find the cat in the house because it has found another hidden spot to sleep at. This is actually from personal experience, as I can recall having to search for the cat for over half an hour after realising it has found its way inside a cupboard shelf and was sleeping between a two layers of clothes! Another…

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