What Does This Mean For You, the Cat Owner?
The cat is an domesticated wild species of tiny carnivorous mammal. It’s the only domesticated member of the feline family and is best known by its other name, the house cat, to separate it from its feral or wild cousin the wolf. Domesticated cats have been bred for more than half a century. Their good health and steady growth in numbers has meant that today there are more pet cats in shelters and rescues than there were in the early years of their domestication.
Because they are quite capable of independent living (they move around all day as they sleep) and because they are not hostile animals whose natural instincts drive them to seek out their own food, cats naturally assert their ownership of a particular patch of land. If the cat is allowed to stay here long enough, it will establish a range of territory. Some will stay in just one area, while others will spread themselves over a wide area, claiming more territory in each successive year. If you suspect your cat has expanded its territorial boundary, you should take measures to bring it back within the current area.
If a single cat has established a range and is particularly aggressive towards other cats, it is very important to get help for it as soon as possible. This is because territorial aggression can lead to serious problems within the household. A male cat may attack a female cat, which can result in her death or serious injury. As well, male cats may attack children in the family, even if they are very young. If a child has been injured because of a cat attack, then you need to get the cat to the vet right away, as it may need veterinary treatment to get the injury healed.
If the number of cats owned by one owner is too high, the cats can fight and injure each other. This can result in significant injuries, either to the cat or to the owners. If fighting is severe, it is advisable to leave the cats in the same room or area, without any interaction for several days. If a kitten has developed an attacking habit, then it is best to introduce another kitten into the household, so that the mother cat learns not to mark its territory.
It is also a good idea to introduce an older cat into a kitten’s new home, as the two cats will get to know each other better. Kittens learn quickly how to attack and defend themselves from larger animals, such as dogs. An adult cat will be surprised by the sudden appearance of a small kitten and may end up biting or nipping at the kitten. The kitten will learn not to nip, as this is very painful for them. Kittens who have had no previous exposure to large animals should be introduced to cats when they reach eight weeks of age. At this age, cats will play together with kittens and adult cats, and will not be aggressive to each other.
This means that, in order for you to care for your cat, you must be an owner of an obligate carnivore cat. Not all obligate carnivores are pets, but many keepers feel that they provide the perfect bonding experience between cat and owner. Some cat owners also consider cats to be very unique and special. Cats can be very expressive and have their own personalities. When it comes to questions about what does this mean for you, the cat owner, the answer is simple – it’s great!