The cat (Felis catus) is a carnivorous mammal valued for its ability to hunt domestic pests such as rodents, snakes, and scorpions, and its ability to adapt to humans.
There is evidence that cats became associated with humans at least 9,500 years ago. A skilled predatory cat catches and eats about 1000 species of animals. A cat is an animal that can learn to master simple mechanisms by itself, such as pressing down on a doorknob to open it.
In addition to communicating with different sounds, cats also communicate with body movements. Cats are probably the most common pets in the world. There are more than 400 million cats worldwide.
Until recently, it was believed that cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt, where cats were idolized. But a 2007 study found that all domestic cats are descended from up to five species of the African sylvestris (Felis silvestris lubica), domesticated in the Middle East around 8,000 BC.
Here are some interesting facts about cats in some countries.
– In England, black cats bring good luck. Black cat tail is believed to cure eye diseases. It is also said that the tail of a cat with three-colored hair helps to treat it. – Ancient Norwegians revered cats as sacred animals. They kept forest cats as pets and on board their ships.
– Experts from the University of Lyon in France decided to calculate how many domestic cats there are in the world. They estimate that there are 400 million pet cats in our world, most of them in the United States. It is followed by Australia, where there are nine cats for every 10 inhabitants.
In Asia, this survey was led by Indonesia, where 30 million people live in poverty. France leads Europe with 8 million cats on their shoulders, while Peru, Gabon and some other countries hardly keep cats.
– People of some countries respect animals very much. For example, in Japan, the image of a cat is placed at the door of the house, which is a symbol of family comfort and friendliness. But when entering a new apartment in Russia, the cat is first brought over the threshold.
– Mother Nature assigns different ages to people and animals. In particular, the young, middle and old ages of living beings all have their own characteristics. A one-month-old kitten is as playful as a 5-6-month-old child, while a six-month-old cat is as playful as a seventh-grader (14 years old). A 14-year-old cat is the same as a 70-year-old gray cat.
-Cats have the same quality as giraffes and camels, because they have the same “strangeness”. They first step with their right front and back feet first, then step with both left feet at the same time.
-King Charles I of England had a cat. He believed that there is no happiness without a cat.
– There are many people who not only love cats, but also associate many things in life with them. For example, famous writer Ernest Hemingway kept 150 cats at home.
However, the world champion chess player Alekhin used to get strength from his cat. His beloved Siamese cat, Chesi (named after Chess), sat on his wife’s lap in the hall while Alekhine competed, helping his master from afar. During the competition, Alekhine often ran to the audience to pet his beloved cat, not his wife.
– Since the spread of Islam in Egypt, cats have been valued more than dogs. Because Mohammed, the preacher of that religion, loved and worshiped cats. “- Egyptians believed that the soul of a dead housewife was absorbed into the cat’s body. That’s why if there’s a fire in their house, they save their cat first and then get other things out of the fire.
– In ancient Siam or today’s Thailand, all princesses had cats. They used to leave the ring on the cat’s tail when they went to bathe. Therefore, it is said that Siamese cats have a bad temper, especially do not touch their tails. ..