A cat or domestic cat (lat. Félis silvéstris cátus) is a pet, one of the most popular (along with a dog) “accompanying animals.”
From the point of view of scientific taxonomy, the domestic cat is a mammal of the cat family of predator. Previously, the domestic cat was often considered as a separate species. From the point of view of modern biological taxonomy, the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is a subspecies of the forest cat (Felis silvestris).
As a lone hunter of rodents and other small animals, the cat is a social animal, which uses a wide range of sound signals for communication, as well as pheromones and body movements.
Currently, there are about 600 million domestic cats in the world, about 200 breeds have been bred, from long-haired (Persian cat) to bare (Sphynx) cats recognized and registered by various felinological organizations.
For 10,000 years, cats have been valued by humans, including for their ability to hunt rodents and other pests. Cute cats