Are we missing our cat?

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  • Cats/ Behaviour

    It is customary to say that the cat can be left alone for two or three days on the condition of leaving him to eat and drink. The reality is sometimes far from this cliché…

    In ethology, the cat is described as a solitary species. This does not mean that he is not sociable and lives alone all his life. A so-called solitary species indeed characterizes animals which, once adults, live and hunt alone, the males and females only finding each other during the reproduction period before dispersing. At birth, the female raises her young alone, which leave her when they reach sexual maturity.

    A loner who loves company

    In domestic cats, groups have been observed for a very long time, ranging from a few individuals to several tens or even hundreds of cats. These gatherings are…

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