Picking The Right Cat

In recent decades, the cat often left backyards and roads to live in a closer contact with man. Life in the city requires that the cat is confined within the limits of our home, but a different kind of bonding, tighter and more individual, as well as picking a a qualified breed of cats can influence the link between human and cat.

Cats on a farm or a house with a yard is a familiar and pleasant presence, but contact is often limited to meal times. House cats have a more restricted freedom, but enjoy a special attention: proper nutrition, prevention and treatment of disease, coat care etc.

A closer connection may result in more conflicts and problems between those who live in the house and in this context the moment of choosing a cat becomes very important. The first feature, often decisive, is the color. By the opinion of some cat breeders, diluted color varieties are linked to a more submissive and affectionate behaviour, but a real relation between the color and character of the cat was not found.

The second important feature when choosing a cat is the overall look. Size may also have some importance in life alongside humans: an older person barely manages to lift and handle a large tom cat, so they prefer a smaller and lighter cat.

The third criteria of choice is, in general, the cat's gender. A female cat is, in general, more adaptible to living indoors, because it needs less space than a tom cat.

The physical appearance, sex and color of the cat have, however, a relative importance in the coexistance with humans. Determining though, may be the character of the cat and the future care it might need. Those who are looking for a purring, lap cat will always prefer a quiet cat, while a dinamic cat is a more lively and playful mate. Some cats are quiet and withdrawn and therefore are not suitable for those who appreciate the more exuberant manifestation of affection. The cat's level of activity can easily be detected when it is young and is related to their tendency to sit in people's arms, or just close by.

The second trait, sociability, divides cat into confident cats and shy cats. Shy cats are affraid of people, noise and agitation, avoid contact with humans, by hiding and running away. Behavioural stability gives cats the ability to act calmly in the presence of other cats, and not let themselves troubled too much by what's happening around them. The personality of a cat is a strictly individual characteristic. The probability to foresee a cat's character rises for qualified breeds, since selection has made certain traits develop, such as sociability, lack of aggression and affection.

By choosing a qualified breed of cats it is, therefore, possible to predict our future companion's requirements in terms of space, attention, exercise and care.

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