Do you give ancient Egypt credit for the domestication of cats? That’s what many people think! But, with some new evidence, it seems that cats became our cuddly counterparts a little further east and because of an emerging pest problem.
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Egyptian Tomb Carvings: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sarcophagus_of_Prince_Thutmose%27s_cat_by_Madam_Rafa%C3%A8le.jpg
Fertile Crescent: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fertile_Crescent_map.png
African Wild Cat: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AfricanWildCat.jpg
Wild Cat 2: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Felis_Lybica_Sarda_05.JPG
Leopard Cat: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard_Cat_Tennoji.jpg
Leopard Cat Night: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Leopard_cat_India.jpg
There is a possibility that more ancient domestic cat origins still may manifest. It would be interesting to trace the genome of cats to find out if there was any successful interbreeding of various self-domesticated/ing cats from disparate locals.
Have there been any meaningful studies on the genome of Crazy Cat Ladies? I wonder when they first appeared and how far back can they be traced. Is there any evidence of continuing evolution,or is the behaviour and development static?
1:28 I was in the waiting room of my local vet several years ago when a woman brought in a cat with no carrier, no box, no harness, not even a pillowcase. The cat promptly freaked out and bit the woman all over her hands and wrists. The cat was quite easily contained in one of those disposable cardboard carriers, but the woman needed to go to the ER to get antibiotic shots for her hands.
I don't think anyone has ever been around cats. They go wild in ONE generation. And will literally bite the hand that feeds them. Even if your domestic cat has kittens you can put them in a barn And then check on them and they will hate you. There's a few week window after they're born you MUST handle them before they become irredeemable
As I have always said for all of my life "No human being has *ever* adopted a cat. Cats adopt people. That's how it is, that's how it has always been since the beginning of time."
And this true. Cat's domesticated themselves. We did not adopt the cat, the cat adopted us.
2:12 "Which kind of means, that the rise of cat videos..." ...was part of the cats' plan all along. All those conspiracy theorists out there scared of alien lizard people? Yeah, it ain't the lizards you should worry about...
So did Felis sylvestris get it's name from Sylvester the Cat from Loony Tunes, or vice versa? Maybe you think that's a dumb question, but since there are definitely species out there today which were officially, scientifically named after the likes of Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson, I really don't think it's a dumb question.
If cats were domesticated outside of Egypt, they cannot have been too common. Translations from the hieroglyphs tell us that it was a crime to export cats & occasionally, military expeditions were launched for the explicit purpose of returning domestic cats to the Two Lands.
"by this time we think humans had domesticated other animals"?
Have you READ Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs & Steel?!
30 domesticated animals came from this region!!!...
Kinda throws a wrench in yer presuppositions, don't it...
I believe cats was domesticated from multiple areas of the world because there was so many different people in many different areas and the reason that we find this common ancestor is probably these cat was transported and bred with other domesticated cats all over the world
The Chinese "domestication" sounds far me like a symbiotic relationship that died out for whatever reason as opposed to what we call domestication today. I've had cats but not because of rodents in my millet.
I've always liked the idea that cats domesticated themselves. "This human is around where I hunt dinner and seems to like me eating the small food that eats it's food. I wonder what would happen if I walked up to it and asked for more food." That or "this furry predator eats the rats that eat my grains. I'm going to give it more food so it stays around and because IT'S SO CUTE!"
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