Those Amazing Cats Are Wonderful

catsThose Amazing cats are wonderful creatures they are affectionate, loyal, and filled with love. It isn’t out of the ordinary to see a cat in just about every other home, sleeping in the window or cuddling with their owners.

They were domesticated some 5,000 years ago. The valley of the Nile was the first recordings of domestication, which is what research tells us today.

In the first encounters people were very grateful to cats and encouraged them to stay with them by feeding them scraps of food. Once they were fed and perceived humans to be no threat, the cats would move in permanently with their human owners.

As time went by, even the wildest of cat would allows humans to approach him, often times even hold and touch as well.

In early days, cats were very loyal and endearing pets. They were  great hunters, as they did their sleeping in short periods and were much easier to wake up than dogs. Cats also have better night vision than dogs, and much better hearing as well.

If someone moved through the house or if they heard suspicious noises, they would wake while dogs would sleep right through it. Humans loved having cats around, and they seemed to get along good with dogs as well.

These Days Cats Are Used For Companionship

They aren’t used much at all for hunting mice and rodents anymore. There are a lot of breeds available, from the traditional alley cat to the modern exotic species (Savannah’s and Bengals) to name a few.  All breeds have unique personalities in their own way, and will provide you with years of companionship if you take care of them.

You will have to decide if you want a kitten or adult cat, kittens are more energetic and older cats are more laid back, first lets examine the sources. If you are getting the kitten from a breeder, you’ll want to make sure that the breeder has a reputable reputation.

You’ll also want to ensure that the cattery is clean and in good shape. The kittens shouldn’t be overcrowded, and their surroundings should be clean. The litter boxes should be kept up and both the food and water dish should be clean and full. The kittens shouldn’t be caged, instead free to run around. All cats there should appear healthy, with shiny coats and none of their ribs showing.

When you get your kitten, it should, by now, be used to being touched and handled. The kitten should be sweet, not afraid in the least. Kittens that have been handled young normally have a better temperament. The better breeders won’t allow their kittens to leave the nest until they are around 12 weeks old, with some waiting until the kittens are 16 weeks.

By doing this, breeders ensure that the kitten is in good cat health and his immune system has properly developed.

There’s no mistaken that cats are the best pets for today’s fast paced life style. You can get a kitten from a reputable breeder, through a local newspaper, or an adoption agency. Cats can also be obtained from a local pound, I recommend rescued or shelter cats, they will really appreciate the good home you will be providing them.

No matter which way you decide to pursue, you should always make sure that he or she doesn’t have health problems. If you get a unhealthy cat, you will have more problems, but then again, also more satisfaction for nursing them back to health. Those amazing cats