A human would have to eat 28 dinners at one sitting to match the Andean cat

The human equivalent of an Andean cat meal at one sitting

The Andean Mountain cat eats the human equivalent of 30 pounds of food at one sitting. A human eating a normal meal would have to eat 28 standard meals at one sitting to match the appetite and eating abilities of the Andean cat. Yes, I know some people eat enormous meals but even those …

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How many kinds (species) of small cats are there?

Taxonomy of the wild cat species

In the question above, which concerns the small wild cat species, we need to include the domestic cat. Taxonomists – scientists who like to classify species – include the domestic cat in their list of small wild cat species because the domestic cat is wild at heart being very similar, in fact fundamentally identical, …

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Small wild cat species can have an impact on vegetation

Small wild cats have an indirect impact on their habitat hence the vegetation.

The small wild cat species can influence the vegetation in their habitat. It’s a chain of events and the influence of the presence of the cat is indirect. Biodiversity: predators of any kind have been repeatedly shown to maintain higher community biodiversity. Without predators ecosystems have reduced biodiversity. Ecosystems are dominated by the strongest …

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Do the small wild cats hibernate?

The small wild cat species do not hibernate because they can enjoy sufficient resources to feed on throughout the year

No. Small wild cat species do not hibernate. You may know that animal hibernation evolved to improve the survival of certain species by conserving energy through lowering their basal metabolic rate in response to a lack of resources during the winter months. The “basal metabolic rate” means the body’s minimum energy consumption necessary to …

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5 small cats can make a living in the desert

Several small cats make a living in the desert some of which also live in cold climates.

Although there is only one true desert-living small cat, the sand cat, there are four other small wild cat species that can make a living in the desert: Pallas’s cat, bobcat, Andean cat and pampas cat. Bobcats occur in four deserts of North America. The bobcat has a very wide distribution which is why …

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The reason why kittens, adult domestic cats and small wild cats play

Domestic cats playing

It might seem rather strange to state that this article is about the reason why domestic cats and kittens play because it looks obvious: to have fun, to enjoy themselves. There must be an element of fun in play but the primary reason why kittens play, it is believed, is to develop and reinforce …

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Four Pallas’s cats raised by domestic cats at a Russian rescue center being fed raw chicken

Russian farmer finds Pallas's cat kittens in his barn and takes them to a rescue center where they are raised by domestic cats and fed raw chicken

This is an unusual story, perhaps a unique story and one which strikes a chord with me because quite a lot of people ask whether you can keep Pallas’s cat as a pet. The answer is that you cannot because although they look super cute with their long and dense fur and their interesting …

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