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Learn More about Pet Cats A pet is basically defined as species of animals that can be kept, owned and domesticated by the human beings and their families as their companion in life, and can provide them the protection that they need, and the various benefits that can enhance or improve their mental, physical, emotional and social health. Animals that are popularly selected by the people as their pets includes house rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, fancy rats, white mouse, chinchillas, guinea pigs, parrots, canaries, corvids, parakeets, hermit crabs, tarantulas, frogs, tropical fishes, gold fish, snakes, lizards, turtles, ferrets, dogs and cats, and the common reasons for such includes their appearances that can be appealing, attractive and charming in the eyes of the people, as well as their loyal, lovable and playful personalities. One of the most popular pets of the people in every parts of the globe, are cats, and this certain species are being valued and chosen by the people as their pets and companions in life for their various abilities, such as their hunting skills of any household pests or vermin, like mice, rats and cockroaches. The natural and physical skills, characteristics and attributes of domesticated cats includes sharp retractable claws, strong and flexible body, ability to see in near darkness, ability to hear sounds in both low and high frequencies, better sense of smell, quick reflexes, and teeth that can kill small preys such as pests. Pet cats are considered as social species and they tend to communicate with their owners or guardians by using the different kinds of vocalizations, such as growling, grunting, mewing, purring, trilling and hissing, as well as their body language and their pheromones. There are basically seventy different breeds of cats and their behavior may vary on their own breed, and those basically includes their body language, hunting, grooming, urine marking, face rubbing, communication, aggression, play and elimination habits. Cat intelligence is defined as the capacity and the ability of the pet cats to adapt to its environment; to acquire new behavior that can be applied to their previously learned knowledge to their communication needs; to respond to training cues; and to solve problems. Domesticated or pet cats have their own basic needs in life that needs to be provided to them by their guardians and owners, and those needs includes food, water, milk, enough sleep and rest, proper grooming and regular baths, regular visit to veterinarians or pet stores, and pet accessories and devices, like toys, beddings, wire and slicker brush, metal-toothed comb, carrier, collar, scratching posts, kitty litters, and food and water bowls. It is definitely the responsibility of each and every guardians and owners to provide their pet cats with various needs, such as multiple and separated key environmental resources, like their basic needs; a safe and secured place; the opportunity for predatory behavior and play; a consistent, predictable and positive human-cat social interaction; and an environment that tends to respect the importance of the cat’s sense of smell.