El gato, no es un solitario, sino independiente

The cat is not a loner, but independent

Although cats have remained pets for thousands of years, they have kept many of their natural behaviors. People have a great fascination for cats. Even in ancient Egypt they were admired not only for their hunting qualities but also for their beauty. Even today it is their beauty, independence and personality that fascinates people.

This great independency has nothing to do with loneliness, which is often attributed to the cat. In biology, animals are called “solitary” when they seek closer friendly contact with their congeners exclusively during the reproductive period. Outside the reproductive period, the loners avoid each other. But many cats also maintain friendly contact with their congeners at home or surroundings outside the reproductive period: they lie together, lick and play with each other. The social behavior of this species is much more complex than it was supposed to be.

The fact that a cat is more likely to become a solitary or sociable cat has mainly to do with the early experiences he has had as a kitten with other cats and the experiences he brings with him.

Whoever observes his animal with loving patience and does not measure his behavior by human standards will enjoy him more. In any case, the acquisition of an animal means taking great responsibilities. Cats have their own needs. They need daily care and attention throughout their lives, up to 20 years.

If you want to bring a cat home, please visit the nearest animal shelter first. There are many vaccinated and neutered cats waiting for a loving new home. Also cat cubs are always waiting for a happy home in the shelters.

Taking care of an animal from the shelter actively contributes to the protection of animals.

Have both females and males castrated early, especially if they are allowed to go outside. This will prevent unwanted reproduction and a fatal ending for these.

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