Why do cats have more than one kitten?
From the point of view of genetics, a "successful" animal is one which passes on its genes to future generations. Some scientists think that it is the genes which impel creatures to breed.
Cats have short lifespans and (in the wild) there are many predators, so a successful 'strategy' for breeding is to have several offspring at one time... this increases the chances that the parent's genes will make it to a third generation - it's not enough to reproduce, the offspring must also reproduce...
Animals don't actually have strategies thought out, it is just that those animals which do have multiple births will be the ones whose genes are passed on.... genes that will ensure that the next generations will also have multiple births.
Some species favour single-birth reproduction, as the parent or parents can then devote more resources - time and food - to trying to ensure the survival of their single offspring.
Yes, adult cats can indeed eat kitten food. However, kittens need more nutrients than adult cats, because they are always growing and developing. Kitten food will usually have higher protein and fat levels than adult food, so if an adult is fed kitten food it may become overweight. Once a kitten is one year of age it is considered an adult, so this is the best time to switch it over to adult food.
Describe the number of cats and dogs owned versus the number of households which have cats and dogs?
Houses which have cats commonly have more than one, because cats are small and easier to take care of than dogs. Houses with dogs usually only have one. There are more households in the U.S. with dogs than with cats, but because cat lovers usually have more than one feline, there are more of them in the U.S. I know this is a bit confusing, but I .
Not nesesarily, if you play with your kitten or give attention regularly, you don't need another kitten, but if the kitten is alone a lot, it might be a good idea to get another one for it to play with. It's also good to get another kitten while your kitten is young, because as it gets older, it will be more likely to protect its turf, and may not let other cats come in to…
Which ecosystem is capable of supporting both cats and mice why would there be fewer cats than mice?
There is very little difference between female or male cats, although it is said male cats can be more affectionate than females, who sometimes tend to be more aloof. When choosing a cat, it is best to find one with a personality that matches your personality and lifestyle. If the cat has been neutered at an appropriate time (six months or earlier), there is no real difference between genders.
No. Cow's milk should never be given to cats, especially young kittens. Cats cannot digest the lactose in cow's milk and can cause diarrhoea, which can be a major health risk for young kittens as they can die of dehydration very quickly. Kittens need their mother's milk, or if the kitten is an orphan, you can either find another nursing cat who can take one one more mouth to feed or take on the challenging…
Cats always scratch themselves at random times, but if your kitten is scratching itself too much, the powder could be causing the skin to be itchy. The flea powder could be effecting the fleas, causing the move around. If your kittens continues the scratching for more than one or two days or in the same place, check for a rash.
It depends on a lot of things. Firstly, it depends what brand of food you're feeding. Check the guidelines on the back of the bag, box or can. Most if not all packages of cat or kitten food will include feeding guidelines. For adult cats, these are based on weight. For kittens, they are usually based on both weight and age but sometimes just age. In general, if you're feeding a food that is formulated…
I'm not completely sure, but i think that there is some similar disease for cats because my cat has had a few litters and a couple of the cats have perpetual shaking. one is worse than the other and he developed it as a kitten and the other started to get a less intense case a few months ago at about a year old. I'm thinking it could be genetic or extreme consequence.