Have you ever been watching the news, when you see something like: BREAKING NEWS: SCIENTISTS WORRY THAT AMUR LEOPARDS MAY BECOME EXTINCT IN LESS THAN A YEAR!!! Have you ever wished you could DO something? I feel just like you, and that’s why I made this website. I want to spread the word that our amazing feline friends are disappearing. You can do something to help, and I’m here to tell you how.
Overpopulation of Cats
This is a HUGE problem. The cats aren’t the main problem. Humans are actually the cause of overpopulation of cats. Humans are deciding to not neuter cats, and instead breed them. Some kittens are even abandoned because their owners didn’t have enough resources to be able to have them! Overpopulation of cats lead to problems like this. Cats become strays, or are even born feral and stay like that for the rest of their life. Cats suffer when the cold season comes, or when there’s a big heat wave. They starve, yet people decide to ignore it. I wrote about this in one of my older articles, but I have a feeling I didn’t include much info. Feeding your stray or feral cats in your area doesn’t help unless they’re neutered. It’ll just make them mate and give birth to even more kittens, which is what we don’t want. Instead, do TNR, which I find VERY FRUSTRATING WHEN A CAT LOVER DOESN’T KNOW ABOUT THIS!! Sorry. Anyways, TNR stands for trap-neuter-return. This is a process where first, you trap the feral cat. Next, you bring the cat to the vet and have the vet neuter and sometimes vaccinate. Last, you return the cat where it was trapped or found. If the cat is a kitten, sometimes the vet would put it up for adoption if it’s young but old enough. One more way is to encourage others to do TNR, if you don’t have enough resources. This is how to help the problem of… Overpopulation of Cats!
Now this is a serious problem, because these felines could become extinct. Almost every feline is endangered, some critically endangered. There isn’t much to explain, only how to help. But main reasons of felines being endangered are: Poaching, deforestation, pollution, natural disasters, or more. One of the most endangered felines is the amur leopard. Scientists think there are only about 50 left in the wild. One REALLY endangered feline is the zanzibar leopard. The zanzibar leopard is so endangered that some people think it’s extinct. Sadly, that’s very possible. The zanzibar leopard hasn’t been seen since the early 1980s. That is, until a few months ago, when a show called Extinct or Alive spotted this rare beauty. Since then, more people have been trying to save this feline. Ways to help are: donate, encourage protection for these felines, or more. You CAN make a difference, just don’t give up.
Ok, so you’re just doing your homework when your cat starts being annoying. (ok well not annoying cats can’t be annoying its impossible) You shoo the poor kitty, but it keeps coming back. Why? Well, maybe school decieded to take over your life!
The Annoying Battle…
Welp, you now know that school has taken over your life, but you can’t quit school! It’s important to know your limits. On a school day, I would reccomend going home, do your homework, eat something, and then play with your cat(s). But it’s not that simple. You want to know how much time you should play with them. Playing physically with them and a toy should take 10 to 20 minutes. Giving them heaven (petting them) can take at least 5 minutes. Maybe you help take care of your cat(s). Doing your cat chores takes as much time as you need it to. You just can’t forget your cats, they’re like your guardian angel, (or devil) but very cuddly and sweet. You have to remember these are actual beings. Not are they living things, they have feelings, and you have to respect them like you would with any other person. I’m sorry if this article was a bit short, I hope you liked it!
NYAN CAT! A rainbow tailed-poptart body-space cat that likes to speak gibberish and fly in space. What a fun cat to learn about!
So…I know this isn’t actually a real cat, BUT it’s fun to write about and Nyan Cat is basically a cat. ANYWAYS, let me tell you more about Nyan Cat. Nyan Cat was created on April 2, 2011 (It’s not THAT old) when a man called Christopher Torres decided to put a random picture of a rainbow tailed- I’m not doing that again, on his place called LOL-comics. How did Torres come up with Nyan? Well, two different people told him to make a picture of food and the other one told him to make a picture of a cat. Since Torres was probably one of those people that are going places he made a combination of BOTH! A few days later he made Nyan move a bit, later turning into a video when a youtuber who called herself called saraj00n took the moving kitty pic and made it into a video. (By the way, Torres wanted to call Nyan “Poptart Cat” but saraj00n called it Nyan Cat, so that’s why people call it Nyan Cat.) The video that saraj00n made was seen 90,000,000 times since January 1, 2013. Soon the world was overtaken by Nyan Cats! People made games, even MORE videos, and other random stuff. BUT WHY IS THERE NO NYAN CAT EMOJI?!
Thanksgiving just passed and Christmas is on it’s way! But your cats are BEGGING for your food. Sometimes you decide that’s it’s ok to give them a bit, but soon it will become VERY chaotic!
I know, I know. You’re probably like, “HOW IS IT CHAOTIC?!” Well, here’s why. When you give a cat a tiny bit of food, (after a lot of suffering) your cat will keep asking for more, encouraged by the fact that you did give them a bit of food.
It’s ok if you give them some tidbits once in a while, but imagine this: You’re eating tuna, and your cat loves it and is asking for some. You think, it’s tuna, how will it hurt my cat? Well, maybe the tuna was mixed with onions, and you decide to leave them there. Onions are poisonous to cats, and if you don’t make it to the vet in time, your cat will probably die. Even if you’re sure that it’s not bad for your cat, keep in mind that it’s human food. You are a human, but a cat is a cat. Too much of something (ANYTHING, not just human food.) can be bad for your cat.
Now let’s say it’s still Thanksgiving and you decide to give them more Fancy Feast for the whole week. When that week is over, your cat might decide you just forgot that you gave them an extra can for now on. So they would start asking you for more food, and you would eventually give them more food. But it doesn’t mean you should never give them treats, it just means you should be aware of how much food you give your cat. Well, now you know!
Ever heard of a grey tabby with huge eyes and a tongue sticking out? Well, meet Lil BUB! She is a one of a kind, a cute kind! Get ready to learn more about this interesting kitty!
The Lil Story!
BUB was found in July of 2011, in a feral cat litter. Even though the rest of the litter was healthy, BUB was not. She was only a few weeks old when they took her in as a rescue cat. The reason BUB looks so cute is because of many reasons. First, she has an extreme case of dwarfism, which makes her limbs small compared to the rest of her body. Next, she is a perma-kitten, meaning she will stay with the features of a kitten forever. BUB’s lower jaw is shorter than her upper jaw, and her teeth failed to grow in, so her tongue is always sticking out.
Anyways…Lil BUB is still very healthy despite the fact that she was born with about 3 deformations, and many people love to see pics of her! (LIKE ME!!)
You might be thinking; “Hmm The Feline Queen spelled Pallas wrong.” Nope! This is an actual cat, so get ready to become a kellas cat expert!
All About the Kellas Kitty
So, what is the kellas cat? You might be surprised, but the kellas cat is the offspring of the scottish wildcat (which I also wrote about) and a domestic cat. Now that you know how it was created, let’s go deeper. Since the kellas cat is very rare, the appearance I’m describing might not be accurate. When a kitten, they look like regular grey tabbys. But when grown, they can weigh between 2.5kg to 7kg. Small right? But don’t underestimate this kitty. The kellas cat is 2-3 feet long! It has particularly strong hind legs, and is black with white chest fur. It looks like a regular kitty! But this means that they’re often mistaken for a domestic cat. They get taken to the animal shelter, but often never get adopted. Why? Because it was born wild. The kellas cat is not meant to live with humans. Maybe in the future, but not today. It eats small mammals along with the other things wildcats usually eat. So that’s all, hoped you liked it!
Here’s a cat that’s become ignored forever. But now it’s one step away from extinction.
You might be like, “ENDANGERED??? HOW?” Or something like that, but it’s true. First, learn a bit about it. The scottish wildcat lives in the highlands of Scotland. It’s very rare (probably because it’s critically endangered) so it’s very hard to tell how many there are in the wild. Most scientists estimate there are about 95 left. Like most cats, they mostly eat small mammals and insects as a snack. Now, many people confuse domestic cats with scottish wildcats. Scottish wildcats are big dark tabbys and most show signs of living in the wild. They are bigger, and usually have short fur, growing a bit longer in winter. Their tails are a bit like a bobcat’s, round and shortish. (kinda?) Now, for the endangered time.
So now that you’re an expert of scottish wildcats, get ready to become…sad. Scottish wildcats are critically endangered because of poachers, forest destruction, starving, and other cons of living in the wild. But humans are the main cause. Some people don’t even KNOW about the scottish wildcat. But people in the scottish wildcat area are holding programs to help them. If you live there, HELP THEM! It won’t hurt.
This is one awesome cat! Riding the waves while missing one eye, what’s not to love?
People call him Kuli for short, so that’s what we’ll do. Kuli was rescued from the streets, in Hawaii. He was adopted from a local nonprofit at three months old, and lost one of his eyes to an infection. Alexandra Gomez and Krista Littleton (Kuli’s owners) said that it was during Kuli’s recovering that they discovered his love of water. Gomez was a surfer, so she decided to bring Kuli to the beach one day, to see if his love of water extended the ocean. Sure enough, Kuli loved the waves a lot! Kuli now rides the waves with his fellow human, and has gained about 57.7k followers! Kuli can surf himself, and you can probably catch a glimpse of this in Instagram. (The place you can see the pics is @kulithesurfingcat) I hope you liked learning about Kuli, Bye!
There’s one feline that’s not around anymore, so get ready for an explosion of cat facts!
The Saber Tooth Tiger (Also called Smilodon)
The words saber tooth tiger take a bit long to write, so we’ll be calling them Sabers. Anyways, let’s start with food. Scientists think Sabers were at the top of the food chain, so it might have eaten anything it catched. It has short legs and scientists think this ment it killed its prey by ambushing it. Why did scientists think it ambushed prey because of Sabers’ legs? Well, short legs mean limited speed, and prey could be very fast. So the only efficient way to catch prey was by hiding, and then once it had a head start, it would LEAPat it! Scientists think they would bite it with their extra long teeth and wait until it bled to death. Sabers are carnivores, meaning they were meat eaters. Like I said before, its at the top of the food chain, so they ate any animal large enough to feed it.
It mostly ate bison (american buffalo), musk-oxen, ground sloths, american camels, prong oxen, tapirs, antelope, prehistoric horses (hipparionine horses), and mastodon (extinct hairy elephants). How do people know this? Scientists study all the fossils that were alive during the same period as Saber. The ones that were big enough to be considered food for Saber but not too big were probably the prey that were hunted by Sabers. Sabers lived in South America, in the western side of the Andes mountains, Peru, Chile, and Ecuador. In North America, they lived in Rancho La Brea in California. It is currently impossible to know the true color of Saber, but scientists think it’s a smooth sand color, like a lion. Well I think that’s enough for today! I hoped you liked learning about Saber!
Good news! It’s time to learn about the one and only, Grumpy Cat!
Before we get started, please understand that Grumpy Cat really isn’t grumpy, that’s just the way he looks. Anyways, here’s some info: Grumpy’s real name is Tardar Sauce, so Grumpy Cat is just his stage name. Tardar was born April 4, 2012, in Morristown, Arizona. He is currently about 6 years old, if I’m correct. Tardar’s owner, Tabatha Bundesen, say’s Tardar’s mother was a calico, but their not 100 percent sure about his father. Tardar is famous for his permanent grumpy look, and has made Tardar a celebrity cat. Tardar has SO MUCH MERCH, YAY! You can find Tardar’s face on mugs, t-shirts, calendars, plushies , home decor, and much more! Tardar also has interviews, such as American Idol, Good Morning America, and has starred in the movie Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever. So that’s it, I hope you enjoyed learning about this grumpy kitty!