An Asian Leopard Cat Or Byju Rican Bobcat
The cat (Felis catus) is domesticspes of small carnivorous, marsupials. It is only the second domesticated animal in the genus Felis, after the pig, and is recognized by the scientific name Felis silvestris. A domestic cat may be a domestic cat, farm cat or a stray cat; the last ranges widely and simply avoid human interaction. It has, however, gained popularity in recent years due to its ability to serve as a companion or pet to humans.
There are three recognized types of cat: the big cat, the small cat and the tree cat. A domestic cat, unlike a wild cat, possesses a fairly flat face with rounded ears and tail; the coat of this cat is generally short and dense. While the hair of domestic cats is generally smooth and silky, there are those that retain a coarse hair, interspersed with silky hair. The body shape of a domestic cat is pear-shaped with wide shoulders and tail, long legs and an easily athletic build; it has a stocky chest and large paws.
The breed standard for the American Big Cat (also known as Bicolor or Byju) states that the cat’s main food is meat including rabbit, squirrel, rat, rabbit and chicken. Domestic cats usually have solid food at each meal, although they may eat fruit, seeds, vegetables and sometimes fish. A Byju Rican cat may eat grass and vegetation but does not normally eat meat except in the case of being forced to by the owner. In a domestic environment, most Byju’s eat diets consisting of pellets, eggs, vegetables and fruits.
A Byju Rican cat has long, double layered hair and a thick undercoat which are usually reddish brown, sometimes fading to gray. The head and whisker pads of a cat belonging to the Bicolor or Byju group are larger than those of a typical domestic cat. A cat with these characteristics should not be confused with a typical wildcat. A Byju cat’s tail has a prominent ‘V’ shaped black mark on it. Cephalothorax or the cerebellum sits behind the eyes of this cat. It stands between two claws – the front claws are longer than the hind ones and are almost equal in length.
A Byju Rican cat is an exotic, long-haired, solid-color cat with a sweet disposition. Some domesticated Byju’s have been shown to be carriers of some diseases such as leptospirosis. It has also been documented that a domestic cat can become infected with salmonella if it is not treated promptly. A Byjuican cat is not a healthy choice for pet owners who may not have time to groom or brush regularly.
There is still much to be learned about this cat. It is still listed as an endangered species in its native habitat. Information on birth and aging patterns, distribution and conservation are still scarce. Because of these and other factors, the cat is protected within U.S. states but is no longer considered a wild cat. Because of these and other factors, the cat is no longer considered a domestic feline.