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  •   Pet Health And Care >>  Cat Breeds >>  Safari  
     

    Safari Cat Breed:

    Cats are some of the most common household pets and are probably only behind dogs in the list because dogs can provide security for the house and are better known for their loyalty.



    However, this is not to say that cats are not completely loyal. The facts though are that cats will usually provide good company depending largely on their mood. Some of them can turn out to be very aloof.



    There are a number of different cat breeds bred all over the world. One of the rarest types of cat breeds is the safari cat. The safari cat is called so primarily because of its coat color which varies, depending on its geographic location, from black to silver grey to deep orange.



    They are extremely agile animals, just as with all cats, and are carnivorous that feed primarily on rodents, reptiles and insects on the ground or even on trees. Moreover, these animals are known to climb up on trees and ounce on their prey as a surprise attack. The safari cat is essentially a hybrid cross between a Geoffrey’s cat and another cat breed known as the Domestic Shorthair. The earliest cats were developed in the early parts of the 1970’s, but they are considerably hard to produce primarily because of the fact that the domestic shorthair cats have 38 chromosomes while the Geoffrey’s cat has about 37 chromosomes, resulting in the safari cats having 37 chromosomes and a significantly larger cat.

    Safari cats are more or less very low maintenance animals, much like most other cats, and do not require any additional attention or care. While they can eat normal cat feed, most owners prefer to feed them a special diet. When breeding first generation safari cats, also known as f1’s, care must be taken as some cases show that the male Geoffrey’s cat may attack the female domestic cat. Some breeders have had better and safer results by mating a female Geoffrey’s cat with a male domestic cat. When you have children around the house and are looking to house a safari cat, it is advisable to go in for a third generation safari cat as they tend to be a little more docile than heir predecessors. Safari cats have also been widely used in the scientific research field in order to study stem cells in animals. Some subjects of safari cats are known to be even more affectionate than the normal household variety.

     
      Submitted on May 7, 2010