Cats: History, Breeds, & Facts

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Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world. They are also one of the oldest domesticated animals, dating back about 10,000 years.

Cats are very clean creatures and will groom themselves for hours each day to keep their fur shiny and healthy-looking.

A cats’ eyes have special cells called “rods” that allow them to see in low light conditions, which is why cats seem more active at night!

While cats are carnivorous, they love to eat grass sometimes as well! Cats acquire this behavior from their ancestors who would graze on grass when they were out hunting so that they could vomit their food again to cover up the smell which could attract prey.

The cats’ ancestors are believed to have originated in Asia, but cats were introduced to North America by European settlers during the 17th century when they brought cats with them on ships to hunt rodents who would damage valuable supplies.

Humans have found cats to be so useful in keeping rodents under control that cats are still used today for this purpose! Cats are free to go where they please at the job, and humans simply lay out food for them at the same time every day.

Cats are not social creatures like dogs, but cats do enjoy the company of humans if trained properly when they’re young kittens. This is because cats are said to see great big cats!

Cats are lovable creatures, but cats do have a mean side – cats love to play with their prey before killing it.

Did you know cats are the only domesticated animal not mentioned in the bible? Cats were first introduced to Europe by Egyptian traders!

Cats are important for humans because they control the rodent population. This keeps food sources safe for humans without putting too much strain on systems by requiring most of our food resources to feed rodents rather than humans.

Now that you know cats’ history, breeds, and facts, why don’t you adopt one today? Petfinder is a great resource for finding cats around where you live who need good homes! They come in all shapes, colors, and personality types. Just pick the one that you think is right for you!

Cats have been domesticated for thousands of years, and cats have a rich history that dates back to the Stone Age. In this article, I’m going to outline cats’ history, cat breeds, and finish off this post with some interesting facts about cats.

Cats originated in Asia around 10,000 years ago. The cats’ ancestors were believed to be African Wild Cats, which are now extinct. Since cats live longer than humans on average (cats can live up to 20 years or more), it’s difficult to tell exactly when cats first became domesticated for certain. However, cats probably started to become domesticated approximately 12,000 years ago. Back then cats were used to control rodents who threatened valuable food supplies such as grains and seeds. People had not yet adopted agricultural practices, so cats would have been incredibly useful for protecting crops from these small animals!

When cats were first domesticated thousands of years ago, cats were considered to be a possible food source. They hunted prey at night to help keep communities’ rodent population under control which kept communities’ food stores safe from being eaten by rodents.

Today cats are the most popular pet in the world with over 500 million cats living among humans around the globe today! This is 30 cats for every 100 human inhabitants on Earth!

Cats came to North America with European settlers during the 1600s. The cats brought with them were believed to be domesticated cats, not strays who had self-domesticated!

The cat breed with the longest history is probably the Egyptian Mau, which has existed for over 5000 years! Egyptian cats are known to have held sacred status in ancient Egypt. There are many hieroglyphs found in ancient Egypt that depict cats looking much like how they do today.

Cat Breeds

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Cat breeds vary widely in terms of personality and form. Just pick a cat breed that you think appeals to your tastes most, and I’m sure you’ll find a cat breed perfect for you with all cats’ unique personalities, appearances, and temperaments!

There are around 150 recognized cat breeds today. The American Cat Fanciers Association recognizes 50 different breeds while TICA recognizes 58 cat breeds. However, the International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance has recognized 70 different cat breeds, so there’s a lot of variety when it comes to cats’ breeds!

The cats with the longest history are the Asian cats, which were domesticated cats that ended up reaching Western Europe. The cats of Western Europe stayed isolated from cats in other parts of the world for hundreds of years because they did not have any landbridge to get to the rest of the world. These cats remained isolated until ships began transporting cats between countries like Russia and Britain during trade missions. This is why some cat breeds today possess features like tufted ears even though they don’t live in environments where ear tufts would be useful.

Cats come in all colors, fur types, personalities, and body types. Some cats prefer to spend time outside while others want to stay inside at all times of day or night! Some cats are more affectionate while others just want to be left alone! There’s a cats’ breed for everyone, so find the cats’ breed that’s perfect for you.

Some cats are huge while other cats are tiny! Much like how people come in different shapes and sizes, cats do too. The heaviest cat on record weighed in at 70 pounds, but most cats average around 10 pounds. Cats who are less than 6 months old can usually fit into a shirt pocket or even pants pockets if they wanted to! If you ever wonder how large your cat will end up getting when they’re an adult, definitely take note of their birth weight since it is related to the size that cats grow into as adults.


Cats love all people with cats’ personalities ranging from cats who like cats only to cats who love everyone, including dogs and other cats! Cats are independent creatures but can also be affectionate. Some cats prefer to cuddle with people while others just want to curl up on the couch for a nap all alone.

Cats can’t talk so they rely entirely on their body language and meows to communicate. If you learn what your cat’s different meows mean, then you’ll understand your cat better than most people understand what their cats are saying! Cats have over 30 unique sounds that they use as part of everyday communication, which is more than any other animal species in existence! These cats’ sounds range from purrs, ills, hisses, growls, trills, and grumbles to cats’ sounds like their chirps and yowls.

Cats often go out of their way to avoid other cats if they don’t know them already! Cats can also get into cats’ fights occasionally, both with cats who live in the same house and cats that cats come across outside. Sometimes cats get into scuffles with dogs too because cats don’t always discriminate when it comes time for a catfight! The worst thing about cats’ fights is that sometimes one cat will take another cat’s skin with its claws or bite it hard enough that cats’ blood gets drawn. This means you’ll always want to make sure your cat has its shots up to date so you never have to deal with cats’ fights and cats’ diseases!

Cats need shots, food, water, toys, and supervision just like all other animals. Cats also require veterinary care to stay healthy and fix up any problems that cats develop! Some cats can even suffer from cats’ depression so you’ll want cats to interact with each other as well as humans so cats don’t go cats’ crazy and cats’ depression doesn’t set in.

Cats live an average of 15 years, but some cats live longer than that! You can also keep your cat as a pet even if you move into a cats’ only building or cats’ retirement home for older cats. Cats can also live 20 years or longer! The oldest cat on record is Crème Puff, who lived from 1967 – 2005. That’s 38 cat years!

Cats’ ability to jump incredible heights allows cats the freedom of being able to go where they please without requiring assistance or transportation from people. Cats can easily surmount any obstacle by utilizing their incredible balance and leaping abilities. A healthy adult cat can jump 5 times its height off the ground! This means cats can jump up onto just about any countertop or even blender that cats might want to get into! There are even cats who have survived falls from over 30 feet in the air just fine because cats always land on their feet.

Cats have a hearing range of about 64 kHz, twice that of humans! That’s the highest known frequency for any mammal!

Cats also boast incredibly sensitive whiskers that can sense even the slightest change in air currents, allowing cats to judge whether they can fit into spaces or not without ever having seen or been inside one before! Cats use these whiskers because they don’t have collarbones – this allows freedom in their head movement because cats’ heads must be able to move in any direction without being impeded by their skeleton.

There are more than 70 million cats around the world today, with 30 cats per every 100 human inhabitants on Earth!

Cats are cats and that’s all there is to it. They’re cats, they do cat things, and cats’ lives revolve around cats’. Cats can be cuddly or solitary; cats have their language of meows which humans may never fully understand; some cats prefer water while other cats don’t like getting wet at all! Whatever your preference for felines might be – whether you want a pet who will mewl on command or one who’ll keep to themselves most of the time – we’ve got an article about them here. Browse our blog now if you need more information on how to care for these furry creatures with tails!

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