A male cat may roam as far as 900 meters from what he considers to be home and can have a territory of up to 69 acres. Female cats do not roam as far and have territories about one-tenth the size of male territories.
Gender and the amount of available food determine the size of a cat's territory. Territories are smaller in urban areas, and house cats have smaller territories than those of feral cats. Female cat territories often cluster around shelter and may overlap. Male cats may claim the territories of females within their own territories. Cats may travel further than their normal ranges if they have exhausted the food supply in their own territories.Learn More
A male cat is called a tom or a tomcat. If he is neutered, he is called a gib. If the male is kept for breeding purposes, he may be referred to as a sire.Full Answer >
The color gray can be associated with many good names for a male cat. Such names include Smokey, Mist, Cloud, Dust, Dusk and Gray. Lists of good names can be found on multiple online naming websites.Full Answer >
Cat breeds that don't shed as much tend not to be as popular or well-known as common house cats, but there are a number of them, including Rex cats and certain European and Asian breeds. Cats that don't shed much are known as hypoallergenic cats. While no cat is completely non-allergenic, there are a number of cats that don't shed enough to cause an allergic reaction in most people.Full Answer >
Cats primarily howl, or yowl, as a form of communication during breeding season. Female cats express their receptivity toward male cats by yowling. Male cats attempt to secure a mate when they yowl. Some cats also yowl for human attention.Full Answer >