domestic cat history

Humans should have domesticated an intelligent herbivore?

It seems incongruous that for thousands of years humans have shared their homes with fearsome predators. I am referring to…

3 months ago

First named pet in Britain was a cat called Mite in the 13th century?

The Daily Telegraph reports that the first named pet in the UK has been revealed as a cat called "Mite"…

3 months ago

Cat statues of ancient Egypt have plain coats whereas the real cats were mackerel tabbies

The domestic cats of ancient Egypt were all brown, mackerel tabbies whereas the bronze statues of cats from that era…

6 months ago

When was the first domesticated cat?

There is a common misbelief that the Ancient Egyptians first domesticated the cat. They did not because it happened thousands…

1 year ago

The History of the Abyssinian Cat

I'm going to take as my sole source of information for this article the excellent book written by Dr Desmond…

3 years ago

What have cats evolved from?

The question in the title asks for the absolute beginnings of the modern domestic cat (species: felis cats). That is…

3 years ago

Where are domestic cats from?

Ultimately, domestic cats are from the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East - see map: The domestication of the wildcat…

4 years ago

McDonald’s: 1955 Vs. Now: What does it say about cats?

As a slightly controversial conclusion (perhaps) I'd say that we have altered what we consider to be the norm with…

5 years ago

Wildcat First Domesticated For Companionship Not As A Rodent Killer

Received wisdom tells us that the first examples of the domestication of the Near Eastern wildcat (Felix silvestris lybica) or…

6 years ago

Domestic Cat History

Credits This is an article about domestic cat history written in simple language that is designed to be used, primarily,…

8 years ago