British shorthair cat
What qualities are strongly associated with the Victorian era? Most likely, this is aristocracy and power. For many people, the British Shorthair cat has the same associations. And this is…

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What is sterilization?
Sterilization - deprivation of the animal's ability to reproduce. The most reliable and safe method of sterilization (actually castration) is ovariohysterectomy. During the procedure, both ovaries and uterus are removed,…

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Care for a pregnant cat

How long does pregnancy last in cats?
Definitely, the question of how long a pregnancy lasts in cats cannot be answered. The term can fluctuate within 9 weeks, and for long-haired breeds the pregnancy of a cat lasts longer than for short-haired ones: in the first case it is usually 63-72 days, in the second – 58-68.
In addition, the gestation period in cats also depends on the number of kittens: if there are more than five, then the birth may be early, but if it is less, the time is on the contrary delayed. It is considered normal that a cat’s pregnancy may take a week, but if kittens are born a week earlier than expected, they may not survive. Continue reading

Cats of rare colors

Coloring cats: the most incredible options
Thanks to constant crossbreeding and various experiments, felinologists managed to bring out a lot of feline colors, many of which look simply amazing and unusual. However, the genetics of the colors of cats even made the most unusual colors standard for certain breeds: these standards must meet not only the color of cats, but also the color of their nose lobes, paw pads and eye color, and only this strict correspondence can be considered proof of the cat’s true identity. to a particular breed. Continue reading

Black cat

The origin of the black cat
A cat with this extraordinary color has long been considered an integral attribute of any magician or witch. This is not surprising, because the black cat has always been famous for its mystery and mystery, and many attributed to her witchcraft abilities and properties. And only a few really know that black cats actually appeared in the world … by chance.
The earliest cats wore a brown-golden color, which gave them a mixture of black and yellow hairs. The true origin of the black cat began with a gene mutation, when one of its ancestors disrupted the distribution of yellow pigment in hair. Continue reading

Chausi (home reed cat)
Chausi (hauzi) is one of the largest cat breeds. Its name comes from the Latin name of the jungle cat - Felis chaus nilotika, who lived in South Asia and…

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Caring for an old cat
Old cats: special care If your cat has reached old age, she definitely needs to pay special attention. Like an elderly person, such an animal needs peace and quiet, as…

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Shows of cats, cats and kittens: to be or not to be?
Almost every owner of a pedigree cat thinks at a certain moment: “Shouldn't we go to the exhibition?”. But the majority rejects this thought, because with it a lot of…

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Choosing a cat by character
Today in the world there are more than two hundred very different breeds of cats, which differ in the most diverse colors and behaviors. Sometimes, in order to make the…

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