The Domestic Cat : The Biology of Its Behaviour

  title={The Domestic Cat : The Biology of Its Behaviour},
  author={Dennis C Turner and Patrick Bateson},
List of contributors Part I. Introduction: 1. Why the cat? Dennis C. Turner and Patrick Bateson Part II. From Kitten to Adulthood: 2. Behavioural development in the cat Patrick Bateson 3. Normal and problematic reproductive behaviour in the domestic cat Benjamin L. Hart and Lynette A. Hart 4. Communication in the domestic cat: within and between species Sarah L. Brown and John W. S. Bradshaw Part III. Social Life and Ecology: 5. Social organization and behavioural ecology of free-ranging… 
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The behaviour of house cats Felis silvestris catus from nine litters was recorded at 4 months, 1 year and 2 years of age, in their home environment immediately after meals fed by their owners, and four elements of 'behavioural style' were extracted.
The Domestic Cat (Felis catus)
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It is confirmed that cats are able to exploit an abundant focal prey resource when the opportunity occurs and further research now is needed to explore associations between diet and cat attributes during periods when rats are scarce.
Normal feline behaviour: … and why problem behaviours develop
  • J. Bradshaw
  • Psychology
    Journal of feline medicine and surgery
  • 2018
This review identifies three areas in which basic research is inadequate to support widely employed concepts and practices in feline behavioural medicine, and identifies cats’ chemical senses, which are far more sensitive than the authors' own, making it difficult for owners or clinicians to fully comprehend the sensory information upon which they base their behaviour.
Our Wild Companions: Domestic cats in the Anthropocene.
Evidence suggesting preadaptation to domestication throughout the small Felidae
Comparisons between 16 species and subspecies of small cats (Felidae) kept in zoos indicated that affiliative behaviour towards people, an important preadaptation to domestication, is widely, if patchily, distributed throughout this taxon, and is not concentrated in species closely related to the domestic cat, Felis silvestris catus.
Cat Cultures and Threefold Modelling of Human-Animal Interactions: on the Example of Estonian Cat Shelters
A threefold model of human-animal interactions in urban environments which steer a careful course between the Scylla of realistic ontology and the Charybdis of social constructivism is introduced.


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