Are Pallas cats nice?

Pallas’s cats are nice to look at but they are not nice to live with because they are not acclimated to living with people or to put in a better way they are not socialised to live with people. Therefore, you will be living with a wild cat albeit a small one. But small wild cats have the same temperament and character as the big ones and therefore they are likely to scream at you and spray urine all over the walls because they’ll be very insecure and scared.

They are likely to be impossible to deal with as they crave to get out of the human environment into the wild world where they came from. The question as to whether Pallas cats are nice must be a preliminary question about whether they can be domesticated and whether you can live with them. And I am one of those people who believes that you should not try and live with a small wild cat because they are far better being left in the wild where they can behave naturally. No doubt they can be domesticated to a certain extend but you won’t end up with a true domestic cat; nowhere near it.

Cute Pallas's cat in rucksack
Cute Pallas’s cat in rucksack (backpack)
Two useful tags. Click either to see the articles: Toxic to cats | Dangers to cats

One of the difficulties with the Pallas cat is that they look rather cute with their long fur. They almost look like domestic cats (the Persian?) but their appearance is misleading. I don’t think that you will find anything on the Internet that is useful about domesticating Pallas cats and living with them so if you were thinking about it, I would drop the idea.

In any case there are far too many young cats being stolen from their mothers in the wild and taken to the West or the Middle East as pets such as cheetahs. It’s time to stop this obnoxious trade in wild animals including cats as pets. It’s a bit sick and it is totally against conservation for humankind to have that kind of relationship with wild cat species.

Pallas's Cat
Pallas’s Cat. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar

The more scientific name for the Pallas cat is the ‘manul’. Also ‘Pallas cat’ is incorrect. It should be ‘Pallas’s cat’ after the scientist who discovered the species: Peter Simon Pallas in 1776.

Note: there is no connection between the manul and the Persian cat by the way (the link is a quiz on the origin of the Persian cat). None whatsoever.

There is no more to say but below are some more articles on the manul.

Pallas's cat in Mongolia

Pallas’s cat is NOT endangered generally the experts say

People ask 'Why are Pallas's cats endangered?' but they aren't according to the people who are meant to know. It ...
Pallas's cat discovered at 17,000 feet on Mount Everest

Pallas’s cat lives at the highest point above sea level of all the cat species

On my estimation and based upon my knowledge of the wild cat species, Pallas's cat (manual) lives at the highest ...
Can Pallas's cat successfully mate with a domestic cat?

Can Pallas’s cat successfully mate with a domestic cat?

Pallas's cat which is often incorrectly referred to as the 'Pallas cat', the scientific name of which is 'manual' can ...
Pallas's cat places its tail under its forepaws to keep the paws warmer when on snow

Pallas’s cat in snow warms up their forepaws by placing them on their tail

The question in this neat, short video from the Reddit/Imgur website is whether all Pallas's cats ('Manul') keep their forepaws ...
Pallas's cat the cat with the densest fur of any cat in the world

Pallas’s cat has the densest fur of any cat in the world

Pallas's cat looks a lot bigger than it is thanks to its dense fur, the densest fur of any feline ...
Pallas's cat

Why are Pallas’s cats mean, angry and aggressive?

It seems that observers think that the Pallas's cat is mean, angry and aggressive (aka Pallas cat). And the reason ...
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