Tag: geoffroys cat

Small wild cat names etymology:

Cats names and their meanings are often fascinating (at least in our eyes). Many small wild cats are named after the naturalist that discovered them, or more accurately, were the first to document them for science. Some of these cats also have interesting native… Continue Reading “Small wild cat names etymology:”

Cats and their homes.

Much like your domestic cat at home sleep takes up a major part of a small wild cats life. For your average domestic cat this would normally average about 16-20 hours a day. As you would expect for a small wild cat this is… Continue Reading “Cats and their homes.”

FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…

Leopardus Lineage: Continuing our look at Small wild cat lineages we come to the fourth divergence out of eight. The Leopardus lineage contains the largest number (eight) of small wild cats and is the ancestor of the ocelot. The divergence is believed to have… Continue Reading “FELIS – Small cat lineages Cont…”

FELIS – Melanistic Cats

Melanistic Cats A cats fur colour can vary greatly, even among those born in the same litter. Small wild cats born of the same litter can typically be spotted/stripped or plain but also all black. This black colouring of the fur is due to… Continue Reading “FELIS – Melanistic Cats”

FELIS – Geoffroy’s Cats

Geoffroy’s Cats are probably the most common wild cat in South America. They are good swimmers and very agile climbers…