Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cats and Honeysuckle

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Cats and Honeysuckle Almost two third of cats like catnip. According to feline experts, these cats carry a genetic predisposition to recognize and react to catnip. Namely, experts claim that the cats who are not affected by catnip are usually the ones that do not belong to breeds from areas where catmint was cultivated in the past. Their ancestors were not exposed to the plant, and consequently, they do not develop certain genes that can react to it. The cats, […]

How to Turn Outdoor Cat into Indoor One?

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How to Turn Outdoor Cat into Indoor One? Many cats live happily as indoor cats, while others are more prone to be the outdoors. Some owners are happy with a cat who is partly outdoor and partly indoor cat. However, there is a time when we are facing difficult decision – how to turn an outdoor cat into indoor one. According to feline experts, the best approach is to do it gradually. Letting a cat outside for a limited period […]

Can Cats See Color?

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Can Cats See Color? How many times we ask ourselves if cats can see distinct colors? Do they make a distinction between a yellow ball from the red one? Or, are they completely indifferent toward colors and color blind? Can cats enjoy the beauty of nature and its color in a similar way as we can? Or, maybe their world consists of all shades of gray? And if they can, what colors they actually see? According to several studies, cats […]

How Does Genetics Affect Calico Cats?

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How Does Genetics Affect Calico Cats? Calico cats belong to a group of so-called tricolor cats. They do not represent a breed. The term calico marks the particular group of cats that share the similar color pattern. This color pattern is very specific and should consist of three colors: red, orange or cream as the first one, black, blue, lilac, chocolate or cinnamon as the second one, and white as a third. These colors should be distributed clearly as larger […]

Is Cat Hair Harmful to Children?

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Is Cat Hair Harmful to Children? Many people are afraid of what will happen if their child swallows a cat’s hair. Some of them think that once ingested hair can reach the liver, lungs or even brain of their child. Medical experts claim that these are only ungrounded fears. Cat’s hair, as well as human’s, contains keratin, which makes it indigestible for humans. Our body just eliminates it. On the other hand, the real danger lies in a fact that […]