How should Kaetzchen look like



Name: domestic cat

Class: Mammal

Size: up to 50 cm

Weight: 2 - 8 kg

Life expectancy: 10-20 years

Top speed: 50 km / h

Diet type: carnivore

Distribution: Worldwide

Enemies: foxes and larger birds of prey

Social behavior: loner


The cat has four legs, a round head, two small ears, whiskers on the muzzle, a tail and soft fur.

Cats have long canine teeth and carnivorous predatory teeth. Cats grow to be 30 - 35 cm (shoulder height).

Cats weigh 2 to 8 kg.

Colors / Pattern:

brown, black, white, tabby and red


The cats are common worldwide, especially in Europe. Domestic cats live in apartments, in houses, on farms, in cities, on islands or in the wild. Cats that live roughly in their natural habitat use the tomcat about 3.5 times more of the area than the females.


Domestic cats eat canned food, insects, rodents, small birds, brown bread, rice, cereal flakes, fish and meat.

                                        Communication / body language

Cats will clearly show what they like and what they don't. When you stroke a cat, it purrs. The cats put their ears up when they are attentive.


The sexual maturity of the cat is from the 12th month. The gestation period of the cats is 60 to 65 days. The litter size of the cats are 2 - 8 young animals. The mating season is all year round.


The cats can feel with their whiskers in the dark to see if there are any obstacles in the way. The eyes of the big cats reflect in the night. The original origin of the cats is East Africa.

                                             The wild cat      


Name: wild cat

Category: Mammal

Length: head to torso 40 - 80 cm, tail 20 - 35 cm

Weight: 3 - 8 kg

Life expectancy: 12-18 years

Diet: small mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and insects

Habitat: deciduous and mixed forests

Text about the wild cat

Our domestic cat does not look as robust as the wild cat.

The tail of a wild cat is very thick and bushy.

During the day she sleeps and at night she hunts. Wildcats hide in tree or rock caves. Because the cats are so rare and shy, you almost never see them. During the mating season from February to March, male wild cats can screech and meow violently.

The cat family includes lions, tigers, leopards, cheetahs and the leches.

(Pirkko & Marlene)

(The pictures are from Find das