Tagged With cats

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Anyone who's watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren't natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous animals share some important genes that are more typically associated with herbivores. And this might help explain why cats aren't always easy to please when it comes to food.

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Cat sex videos are all the same. The tom mounts the female, she arches her back and moves her tail aside — a response called lordosis, by the way and the two of them get down to the act. But soon afterwards, the yowling starts, followed by the spitting and swiping. Why so angry, kittycat?

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Cats kill billions of small mammals, reptiles, and birds every year. In environments where cats have natural predators, like coyotes in parts of the United States, this isn't a problem. But left unchecked, cats can become an invasive species that damages local ecosystems.

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Apple thinks it's figured out the future of TV, but it's not apps. A few random clicks through YouTube reveals the real media goldmine waiting to be tapped: cats. But why pay for a monthly streaming service when this TV-shaped scratching post provides hours of real-life entertainment?

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Outdoor cats get to massacre untold millions of mice per year, but indoor cats have to make do with balls of yarn and laser pointers. To try bridging the gap, one man built a machine that would only feed his kitty when he 'hunts' down an RFID-chipped plastic ball.

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England's version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing's for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence.

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A team of geneticists is ready to unlock the secrets behind Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub's unique appearance. Lil Bub, whose full name is Lillian Bubbles (her friends call her Bub), may be the most recognisable cat on the Web. Although Bub is an adult now, she still looks like a kitten, with wide green eyes and short legs and her tongue sticks out, giving her a perpetual happy-go-lucky expression.