Biggest Cat in the World
Cats are one of the few most common household pet we know up to this time. Cats are a small, definitive and domesticated carnivore that cleanses itself and are smart enough to catch its own food. They are very clever, very intelligent and curious animals that likes to lay around a lot, sort of like a couch potato; they spend 18 hours of their day, on average, apparently sleeping. Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and their ability to hunt vermin and household pets.
Cats are similar in anatomy to other fields; they have strong, flexible bodies with quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws and teeth that are adapted in killing small preys. Cat’s senses fit a crepuscular and predatory ecological niche. Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as that of mice and other small pests. They can see in the dark too, but like most other mammals, cats have poorer color vision and better sense of smell than humans.
Despite being solitary hunters, cats are social species and cat communication includes the use of variety of sounds such as meowing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling and grunting. Cats also use their pheromones and other types of cat-specific body language to communicate.
Cats have quite a rapid breeding process, but under controlled breeding, they can bred and be shown as a registered pedigree pets, a hobby known as cat fancy. Failure to control the breeding of pet cats by spaying, neutering and abandonment of former household pets, has resulted in large number of feral and homeless cats worldwide, requiring population control.
Cats have been long known to us humans as they were cult animals in the ancient Egypt and were commonly believed to have been domesticated there. But in 2007, study reveals that domestic cats are direct descendants of African wildcats. According to Scientific American, cats are most commonly popular pet in the world and are now found almost every place where people live.
The Biggest Cat
In the latest release of the Guinness World Records 2013, there have been quite an outrageous animal breaks. One of which is pet cat Trouble, the tallest, and longest and pretty much the biggest cat recorded. This adorable domesticated cat grew to be 48.3 cm tall when he was officially measured in October 2011. And so people come to ask what the reason for such height is. It might have something to do with Trouble being part domestic and part African Serval cat, a mixed breed quite commonly known to Savannah.
The Lucky Owner
Owner Debby Maraspina bred him years ago and is very much delighted that her cat has risen to fame. She mentioned that she didn’t think much of Trouble’s size not until a friend who owns the world’s longest cat, suggested that she get him measured at a cat show in Reno.
Cats are very delicate pets. Although they are known for their survival instincts, you still have to love them and protect them, and in return, they will be the sweetest company you’ll ever have.