The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour
The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition features contributions from experts in a wide range of fields, providing authoritative accounts of the behaviour of cats and how they interact with people. Thoroughly revised and updated to include information on the basic features of cat development and social life, the history of their relations with humans, health and welfare problems, and the breeding of cats for sale and for show. It is intended for all those, whether specialist or general reader, who love or are simply intrigued by these fascinating animals.
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Normal and problematic reproductive behaviour in the domestic cat
SubDepartment of Animal Behaviour Department of Zoology University
Social organisation and behavioural ecology of freeranging domestic cats
Domestication and history of the cat
Cultural differences in humancat relations
building the bond from both sides
Feline welfare issues
relation to the ancient history
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