Facts about American Wirehair Cats, "Scientific name for American Wirehair Cat is Felis Catus". "American Wirehair Cat" is a breed of domestic cats is believed to have originated in upstate New York. As of 2003, the American Wirehair Cat was regarded as one of the rarest breeds among the 41 that are registered under the Cat Fanciers’ Association. Only 22 were registered by then which was a significant drop from 39 that were registered in 2002. This has been attributed to several factors one of them being a slowed productive capacity while the one is contemporary extinction.
American Wirehair Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why cats can catch mice so easily at night. American Wirehair Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a cat can move its ears 180 degrees.
American Wirehair Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time liking themselves to keep themselves clean. American Wirehair Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where the live homes, warehouse, ect. A female cat is called a "queen or molly", male cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group and young or baby cats are called kittens. The American Wirehair Cat is similar in structure and form to the American Shorthair. The only difference that exists between the two is that the American Wirehair Cat has a coat that is wiry and springy coupled with whiskers and ear fur. The coat of the American Wirehair Cat breed has the same texture and appearance to that of some dog breeds for instance the terriers. From time to time, the fur requires grooming which is usually done either by the pet owners or by qualified pet experts. Lighter American Wirehair Cats may need sunblock.
In terms of physique, the American Wirehair Cat is moderately built with high cheekbones, round head and a muzzle that is conspicuous. The females are smaller in body when compared to the males. The American Wirehair Cat have one of the richest color spectrums although when it comes to competition, the Lilac, Himalayan and Chocolate are not allowed. Their wire hair coat trait is genetically dominant meaning any breeding done between a American Wirehair Cat and another type of cat will resulted into wired kittens. The American Wirehair Cat have golden eyes but there are others which have amber of blue eyes.
The temperament of the American Wirehair Cat is balanced and even. This makes it resemble that of American Shorthair. The American Wirehair Cat are fond of their owners and many times they will play and fall asleep right in the arms of their masters. The American Wirehair Cat are often regarded as humorous and cute and mostly prefer staying indoors.
American Wirehair Cat Facts
The fear of cats "Ailurophobia". There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world and 88 million in the United States Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually. Domestic cats have an average weight around 8.7 to 11 pounds (3.9 to 5 kg). Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic. American Wirehair Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why American Wirehair Cats can squeeze through very small spaces is that they have no collarbone and free-floating clavicle bones that their shoulders are attach to their forelimbs, that's why a cat can fit through a hole the same size as its head and they use their whiskers to determine if they can fit through the space.
A American Wirehair Cat can move their ears independently. The cat's hairball is called a "bezoar" (meaning a concretion or calculus found in the intestines or stomach of certain animals, in particular ruminants, formerly alleged to be an effective cure for poison). A American Wirehair Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a cat has to back down. A American Wirehair Cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance. A American Wirehair Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face. A American Wirehair Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food.
A American Wirehair Cats back is highly flexible because of its 53 loosely fitting vertebrae. The body of a cat has 230 bones. While a human body has 206. Compared to a humans who only have 34. The average American Wirehair Cat temperature of a cat is 101.5 °F. The American Wirehair Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, That is almost twice as fast as a human heart. A American Wirehair Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A American Wirehair Cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.