Cat Breeds

What is ‘cat’ in ancient Egyptian?

The question asks what is the ancient Egyptian word for 'cat'? I have had to explain it because the question…

13 hours ago

How healthy are the human-faced Maine Coons of this Russian breeder?

These Maine Coons with human faces keep resurfacing on the internet. I reported on them quite a while ago and…

1 week ago

Picture of a tiny, dark chocolate Oriental Shorthair kitten with huge ears and sharp claws sitting in a hand

The Oriental SH is known for slenderness and long legs and, yes, large ears but this strange looking individual has…

2 weeks ago

Selective breeding and smaller cats would help to resolve the problem of hip dysplasia in large cat breeds

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has done a study into hereditary hip dysplasia in Maine Coon cats. They concluded…

3 weeks ago

Angora cat personality

The Angora cat is the Turkish Angora, just for the sake of clarity. Secondly, we should take cat breed personality…

4 weeks ago

Do Scottish Fold cats have ear problems?

There are a few possibilities for ear problems with this baby faced cat breed. Two which have been dismissed by…

4 weeks ago

How do Siamese cats get their colour?

Siamese are dark cats with a pigment-inhibiting, temperature-sensitive gene which removes some of the darkness when the temperature is warmer.…

4 weeks ago

Cat scratches are very rarely a serious health problem but you have to be vigilant

Cat scratches can exceptionally rarely cause a serious illness by allowing Group A streptococci bacteria on the skin to enter…

1 month ago

Can I let my Bengal cat go outside?

The decision as to whether you should let your cat go outside is entirely based in practicalities and the answer…

1 month ago

Sorrel Abyssinian Cat

I will quote the words of Gloria Stephens in her book Legacy of the Cat. "Sorrel - the indicative color…

2 months ago