cat genetics

What causes the range of eye colors in cats?

The total amount of melanin (pigment) in the iris of the eye determines the range of eye colours in cats…

4 days ago

Average life expectancy of a Siamese cat

As this is an imprecise science I don't believe that you can provide a confident answer to a question about…

1 month ago

When do kittens’ eyes change colour?

There is physics behind the answer to the question, which may displease some readers and I'll understand why! By six…

2 months ago

Do Siamese cats become darker as they age?

Yes, Siamese cats become darker as they age. You'll see this in the flanks and central areas of the cat's…

2 months ago

Russian Blue is a black Russian moggy from the north of the country

In truth, the glamorous, pedigree, purebred Russian Blue is a black moggy from Russia. I am referring to the original…

2 months ago

Father’s influence on his kitten’s personality

A kitten's personality is dictated by inherited behaviours and environmental experiences; the nature and nurture argument, which has been around…

2 months ago

What is a tabby cat?

A tabby cat can be any one of the following: a random bred domestic cat, a feral cat, a stray…

3 months ago

What is Bengal cat glitter?

I wrote about Bengal cat glitter in 2008. More is known about this phenomenon nowadays. I thought, therefore, that I…

3 months ago

Why does the Manx cat have no tail?

Although there are ten imaginative hypotheses as to why Manx cats have no tails, there is one genuine and less…

3 months ago

Why do domestic cats still hunt?

Domestic cats still hunt because it is in their DNA to do so. It is a characteristic which is a…

3 months ago