The Domestic Cat

The Domestic Cat

The Biology of Its Behaviour

Book - 2000 | 2nd ed.
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Humans have lived with cats for thousands of years, and there are now more cats kept in western households than any other animal. Cherished as companions, valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behaviour has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. Whilst accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to 'walk by themselves'. Although loved for their independence and self-reliance, myths and fables surround them, leaving them open to persecution and misunderstanding. Covering all types of cats from pampered pets to feral hunters, this completely revised new edition of The Domestic Cat shows how cats live and behave in a variety of circumstances and surroundings. With new chapters on welfare issues, and cat-cat communication, this volume penetrates the enigma that is Felis catus, sorting fact from fiction, and helping both the general reader and the specialist in animal behaviour or veterinary science to understand what cats really are.
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition: 2nd ed.
ISBN: 9780521636483
Branch Call Number: 599.75215 D668 2000
Characteristics: vi, 244 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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Apr 20, 2011

Finally, an academic book about the domestic cat, including several research studies on feral cats (urban, rural), including territories (male vs female), actual litter sizes (first litter, second litter...), diseases in colonies. Also info on house cats, but my interest is in the urban street cats, abandoned by society. (If you are in Ottawa and are interested in TNR, do contact me. Nobody really does TNR in Ottawa).
I hope we can see more books like this one, soon!

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