The domestic cat is the subspecies of the domestication of the wildcat, a carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae.

He is one of the main pets and today has about fifty different breeds recognized by the certification bodies. In many countries, the cat is part of the domestic carnivore legislation like the dog and the ferret. Essentially territorial, the cat is a predator of small prey such as rodents or birds. Cats have various vocalizations including purring, meowing, felting or grunting, although they communicate primarily through facial and body positions and pheromones.

According to the results of work carried out in 2006 and 20071, the domestic cat is a subspecies of the wild cat (Felis silvestris) derived from ancestors belonging to the subspecies of the African wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica). The first domestication took place 8,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic in the Fertile Crescent, a time corresponding to the beginning of the cultivation of cereals and the storage of reserves likely to be attacked by rodents, the cat becoming then for Man a useful auxiliary for domestication.

First venerated by the Egyptians, it was demonized in Europe in the Middle Ages and only regained its nobility in the 18th century. In Asia, the cat is synonymous with luck, wealth or longevity. This feline has left its mark on popular and artistic culture, both through popular expressions and various representations in literature, painting or music.

The domestic cat





The domestic cat is the subspecies of the domestication of the wildcat, a carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae.

He is one of the main pets and today has about fifty different breeds recognized by the certification bodies. In many countries, the cat is part of the domestic carnivore legislation like the dog and the ferret. Essentially territorial, the cat is a predator of small prey such as rodents or birds. Cats have various vocalizations including purring, meowing, felting or grunting, although they communicate primarily through facial and body positions and pheromones.

According to the results of work carried out in 2006 and 20071, the domestic cat is a subspecies of the wild cat (Felis silvestris) derived from ancestors belonging to the subspecies of the African wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica). The first domestication took place 8,000 to 10,000 years ago in the Neolithic in the Fertile Crescent, a time corresponding to the beginning of the cultivation of cereals and the storage of reserves likely to be attacked by rodents, the cat becoming then for Man a useful auxiliary for domestication.

First venerated by the Egyptians, it was demonized in Europe in the Middle Ages and only regained its nobility in the 18th century. In Asia, the cat is synonymous with luck, wealth or longevity. This feline has left its mark on popular and artistic culture, both through popular expressions and various representations in literature, painting or music.

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