Cats are playful and mischievous creatures. Cats have an amazing ability to keep themselves entertained and like being aloof most of the times. However ‘being aloof’ does not suggest that they are sad and quiet. When in their element, they can make you play with them for hours together.
Cats do require attention and care and like other animals they strive for love too. They have their unique way of showing affection. They may purr or paw your hand or arm or legs as a symbol of love.
This beautiful animal has the elegance of the tigress which is wonderful watch in its walks and its manners. It has a queen like behavior and it dictates its own terms and unlike dogs does not follow orders strictly.
Scratching is another common characteristic of cats and one needs to make sure that it is provided with a scratching pole or a scratching pad so that the furniture in the house stays intact. It is also a good habit to keep the claws of the cats well trimmed. However de-clawing a cat leaves the cat defenseless and makes it may develop the habit of biting as its defense.
In homes with new born babies, one needs to teach the cat that the baby is harmless and can be easily hurt so that the cat does not harm the baby in any possible way. It is always good to keep the cat away from the baby until it gets used to the fact that the baby will cause no harm and there is no threat of attention from the human child. One should teach the child to not touch the vicinities of a cat’s nose as this is a sensitive area and the cats can attack when touched there. However cats love being caressed in the loins and mustaches.
The average cat life is 15 years and providing a cat with a good diet and a nutritious diet may expand their life span to 20 years.
Cats are the ideal pet to have if you need a playful companion by your side. These handsome creatures and can help you stay in a jovial mood all the time. Although they do sleep for 16-18 hours a day but when awake it is totally alive and kicking.