Cats are thought to be primarily, though not solely, responsible for the extinction of 33 ..... Unlike some big cats, such as tigers, domestic cats have slit pupils.

Why are tigers, lions, and other big cats not domesticated animals ...

Domestication is a process that takes several hundred generations of intentional breeding (or at least, favorable breeding to select for particular ...

Why Exotic Cats Don't Make Good Pets

"Pet" is defined as "an animal that is domesticated and kept as a companion. ... There are times when any cat, no matter how much it likes you, will impulsively ... Our professional opinion is that big exotic cats, such as lions and tigers, should ...

Ask Smithsonian: Are Cats Domesticated? | At the Smithsonian ...

Apr 30, 2015 ... This article is about cats as a species, not specific cats. .... The difference between your cat and a tiger is just a matter of a few hundred pounds.

11 Ways Big Cats Are Just Like Domestic Cats | Mental Floss

Jul 11, 2014 ... The cats at Big Cat Rescue are also into bags, though probably not in ... "If you are a 2-year-old male tiger and you're wandering through the ...

How Cats Became Domesticated | IFLScience

Nov 11, 2014 ... To digest their hypercarnivorous diets, cats need genes for breaking down fats; the team found lipid-metabolizing genes in cats and tigers (not ...

Are Cats Truly Domesticated? - Slate Magazine

Jul 5, 2015 ... “There's no difference between a domesticated cat and a ... much a wild animal, in a legal sense, as are its relatives—the tiger and the wild-cat.

Domestic Cat vs. Tiger - Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Have you ever wondered how similar a domestic house cat is compared to our big cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary? Believe it or not, they are very similar!

Semi-domesticated? House cats not far removed from wild, genome ...

Nov 14, 2014 ... Domestic cats are not that far removed, genetically, from their ... of an Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon with those of humans, tigers, cows, ...

Why Can't All Animals Be Domesticated? | Why Can't Zebras Be ...

Apr 30, 2012 ... Why not the rhinoceros, tiger, zebra, or any of the hundreds of other ... pet cheetahs, the large cats won't breed without elaborate courtship ...

Popular Q&A
Q: Why do domestic cats hate water, while tigers love to swim?
A: tigers haven't been sissified, yet !! Read More »
Q: Why can't tigers be domestic like regular cats?
A: Regular cats have been bred for thousands of years to become domesticated and it's not 100% successful. Plus look at the size. My cat scrates me occassionally a... Read More »
Q: Do domestic cats and tigers and jaguars get along?
A: hmm if they met in the wild the preditory cats would see the domestic cat as a source of nourishment, while and see other preditory cats as a threat and kill or... Read More »
Q: Why are domestic cats so mischievous?
A: In addition to Dan's answer about many common "mischievous" behaviors being akin to "hunting" behavior, I would like to add that "domestic" cats tend to be "neo... Read More »
Q: Why was it hard to domesticate cats?
A: Well if it was hard it is probably because they are so independent and free-spirited. Read More »