Facts about Siberian Cats "Scientific name for Siberian Cat is Felis Catus". The Siberian cats also known as the Moscow semi-long hairs are an ancient natural breeds of Siberia. The Siberian Cat are considered to be strong, powerful built, have rounded paws and are exceptional agile jumpers. The Siberian Cat weigh eight to seventeen pounds (3.6 to 7.7 cm) and have medium ears, broad foreheads, barreled chests and a slight ark to their body. The Siberian Cats have long thick protective coats that are believed to have been contributed by the forested subarctic climate in Siberia. The Siberian Cat have been known in this country for centuries and also the national cat of Russia.
The Siberian cats can be quickly recognized by their long tripled coats which includes a guard coat, awn hairs and the downy undercoat. The Siberian Cat also have numerous ruffs around their neck with thick fur on their britches and belly and thick shorter hair on their lower parts of the chest and shoulder blades. The Siberian Cat coat can be of any color or color combinations including or without the color white. During cold weather, they can have their undercoat thickening to protect it from the cold.
A Siberian Cats jaw can not move sideways, there for a cat can not chew large pieces of food. A Siberian 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 temperature of a Siberian Cat is 101.5 °F. The Siberian Cats heart beats at 110 to 140 a minute, that is almost twice as fast as a human heart.
A Siberian Cats has 30 teeth while a kittens has about 26 teeth that they will lose at about 6 months of age. A cat has the ability to jump up to six times its length.
The Siberian Cats have an alert powerful look with their head being broader at the stop and slightly narrow at their muzzle leaving their round green to copper to green-gold or green eyes that gazes out at the world with a beautiful sweet expression. The Siberian Cat are considered to be affectionate and friendly to people. The Siberian Cat love to seat on peoples lap and their fur being combed.
When pleased, Siberian cats can chirp, trills and interspersed with a few purrs and meows. The Siberian Cat are not shy and guest or strangers can find them to be a genial host. In addition to being attractive and loving, the Siberian Cat are also playful and active and they can find any item a play thing including jewelries or any other potential fascinating item. The Siberian Cat love playing with water including drinking from faucets or fountains and making puddles and splashing in its water dish.
A Siberian Cat rubs against a person to not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory. A Siberian Cat does not like water because its fur is not insulate it well when it gets wet. A Siberian Cat averages about 12 whiskers on both side of its face.
The Siberian cats are not prone to various health problems. They are only known to be prone to Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disease which causes their heart muscles to enlarge. And again, a week’s combing of their fur can help prevent mats or tangles. The Siberian Cat also require to be groomed more frequently during spring and fall when its coat sheds.
A female Siberian Cat is called a "queen or molly", male Siberian Cat is called a "tom" and the name "clowder" is called a group of young cats, baby cats are called kittens.
Siberian Cats have very sharp hearing and their sense of smell is fantastic.
Siberian Cats average life span is around 12 to 15 years. The reason why Siberian 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 Siberian 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.
Siberian Cats can see at levels of light six time lower than a human, this is why Siberian Cats can catch mice so easily at night. Siberian Cats outer ear uses 32 muscles to control it, and a human has only 6 muscles in its ear and a Siberian Cat can move its ears 180 degrees. A Siberian Cat can move their ears independently. Siberian Cats on average sleep 13 to 14 hours a day and when they are awake, the spend a lot of time licking themselves to keep themselves clean. Siberian Cats help control rodents like small rats and mice where they live such as farm homes, warehouse their houses ect.
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 Siberian Cat can climb up a tree well but can not climb head first down a tree, because all the claws on a Siberian Cat’s paw points the same direction, to get down from a tree, a Siberian Cat has to back down. A cat can run at a top speed of about 30 mph (48.2 km) over a short distance.