Many people, when trying to explain that a problem has multiple possible solutions, will say "there's more than one way to skin a cat". The phrase is extremely common despite the grotesque subject matter it evokes, the murder and flaying of a beloved family pet. Yet it has endured in the English language for over a century, and nobody has de...Read More
Cats are extremely intelligent creatures, but some cats are smarter than others. And while the specific breed ultimately does not determine the individual cat’s intellect, certain breeds tend towards brighter minds. Here are some breeds of cats that pack the most brain power under their fuzzy noggins, from a study conducted by Animal Pl...Read More
Cats are best known for their meows, while barking is the vocal province of dogs, correct? However, many cat owners have observed-- and recorded for YouTube-- their cats making a barking sound. This noise is not an uncommon utterance for felines, and the adorably goofy bark is used to express a specific emotion-- bloodthirst.
The feline barki...Read More
The advances humankind has made in our understanding of genetics have influenced the way we breed pets. Thanks to extremely selective breeding, we can now take the cuteness inherent to dogs and cats and compress it into a smaller, super-concentrated package. This is seen with dwarf cats, though wether or not this is ethical is still debated.
Many apartment dwellers find small rodents and reptiles to make ideal pets. For those who have young children and love these wonderful animals it is a perfect way to introduce them to pets.
Boys and girls love to feed animals and getting them to learn with a pet rat or snake is so much fun. They are taught how to ...Read More
If you're looking for a cat who is affectionate, playful, and youthful for a longer stretch than other felines, look no further than the Ragamuffin. While a relatively new breed, Ragamuffins have already stolen the hearts of many cat owners with their lovable demeanors. They are a large cat, growing up to 20 pounds in weight, but it takes th...Read More
Cats are considered by most people to be anti-social loners, but the more scientists have actually investigated this belief, the less water it seems to hold. The truth is that cats set up unique hierarchies that, while establishing clear boundaries, also provide communal protection and support.
Scientists researching feral cat colonies have n...Read More
The only thing more striking than the fact that the Guinness Book of World Records has a "loudest purr by a domestic cat" category is the cat who's won that accolade. The new loudest cat in the world is Smokey, a 12-year-old grey tabby from Northampton, England. And her purr is so loud that it it makes more noise than a Boeing 737 hitting th...Read More
Mother's Day is upon us, and we should pay tribute to some of the greatest mothers of any species (including our own)-- cats. The devotion a mother cat shows to her kittens is unparalleled, but due to the harsh conditions of the wild, she may not always be there to help her babies. Raising an orphaned kitten by yourself is a difficult and ti...Read More
The American bobcat is truly a striking creature, and its beauty has not gone unnoticed by cat fanciers. Its strong posture, beautiful spotted coat, and sharp black tufts on the ears and tail are evidence of nature's artistry. It is also a wild animal, and doesn't have the millennia of domestication that make regular housecats such good ...Read More
Bunnies have become very popular pets for people from apartments to houses. You will need to have housing for your bunny, whether it's for the majority of the day or for a few hours a day. Here are some tips on building a bunny house that will keep your pet safe, happy and content.
The first thing to consider is just how long ...Read More