In some people, cats are the perfect pet. Clever, elegant quiet companions, capable of dealing with their own exercise and cleaning. In others, they are frustratingly independent, cool and far. So what is the real nature of domestic cat?
Cats that many of us choose to share our homes really change from a single species. The African wild cat (Felissilvestrislybica). But fierce domestic cats can build colonies, based on friendly and reciprocal relationships when there are many sources.
The capacity to live in social groups has been exploited by people for thousands of years. Prior to their value as accompanying animals, communities began to take advantage of cats as predators of vermin species to preserve crops. Cats are now one of the most famous animal species of the companion world. There are over 10m estimated to live in the UK only, and around 25% of UK households own at least one cat. character of the cat. Is it really more aloof?
So cats clearly share some characteristics with other pet types to make it such a popular addition to the home. They achieve human need for a human-animal bond, which provides social and emotional support owners. And the fact that cats often share in unpleasant behaviors (from the perspective of an owner) such as hunting, means that bond must have the ability to be very strong.
Cats are not usually studied as dogs when it comes to social behavior and people (possibly because they do not see that the subjects like them). However, science has shown that cats are generating loving bonds to their owners. (Even though there are some debates about whether it is really a preference for someone who provides safety and security.)
Even though cats are known to show a willingness to contact their owners with strangers, the cat’s social behavior may vary. The need for human-to-cat contact can also be influenced by gender, age and how much time they have. Cats appear to have the best relationships with owners of adult women. The differences in human behavior can help explain the different quality of these relationships. For example, men are thought to be more likely to interact with cats at their level, usually on the floor.
Adults usually call a cat before contact, allowing the cat to decide whether to respond or not. Children, especially boys, tend to approach cats directly, which may not be tolerated by individual cats. The relationships initiated by the cats themselves are likely to be longer than those initiated by humans.
Talking cats with staff are therefore the range from “very independent” to “too attach”. Where an individual cat resides in this spectrum is likely to be associated with genes and previous learning experiences- a familiar mix of nature and care. For example, tiny kittens with a positive experience with so many different people in their successful development stage (before six or seven weeks old) are more likely to respond properly to touching and even more fun- it is “pets” rather than the feral kittens who are first handed over at the end of this period.