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Domestic cat
(Felis catus o Felis silvestris catus)
walrus
Description
It is a small, usually furry and carnivorous mammal. They are often called the housecat when kept as an indoor pet or simply the cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines. They are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. They can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small animals. They can see in near darkness. Like most other mammals, cats have poorer color vision and a better sense of smell than humans.
Dimensions
They are about 9 to 10 inches in height, and about 18.1 inches in head/body length (males being larger than females), with tails averaging 11.8 inches in length. They weight between 8.8 to 11 lb.
Diet
Domestic cats are carnivores. Feral cats may hunt for rodents or birds. Most domestic cats depend on human supplied feed.
Habitat & Range
They can be found on every continent except Antarctica, generally in human populated areas.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS NOT EVALUATED.

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