Common House Cat

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Common House Cat

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Common House Cat(Felis catus)

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CATUSThe species Felis catus consists of small, usually furry, domesticated cats. The common house cat.

COOL FACTS ABOUT CATS...

EUKARYAAll organisms in the Eukarya domain have cell(s) with a nucleus

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ANIMALIA All animals are in the kingdom Animalia. They are eukaryotic, multicellular, heterotrophs (eats other organisms for food).

CHORDATAAll animals in the phylum Chordata have a hollow nerve cord. Most have a backbone

MAMMALIAAnimals in the class Mammalia are warm-blooded, have fur/hair, and feed milk to their young.

CARNIVORAAnimals in the order Carnivora feed on meat. They have special teeth for tearing meat.

FELIDAEAnimals in the family Felidae are cats and they have retractable claws.

FELISCats in the genus Felis cannot roar; they can only purr.

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Cats are one of, if not the most, popular pet in the world.There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world.Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10000 years.Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to14 hours a day.Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats.A group of cats is called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen while young cats are called kittens.Domestic cats usually weigh around 4 kilograms (8 lb 13 oz) to 5 kilograms (11 lb 0 oz).The heaviest domestic cat on record is 21.297 kilograms (46 lb 15.2 oz).Cats can be lethal hunters and very sneaky, when they walk their back paws step almost exactly in the same place as the front paws did beforehand, this keeps noise to a minimum and limits visible tracks.Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.Older cats can at times act aggressively towards kittens.Domestic cats love to play, this is especially true with kittens who love to chase toys and play fight. Play fighting among kittens may be a way for them to practice and learn skills for hunting and fighting.On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years.Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.Feral cats are often seen as pests and threats to native animals.

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