The Smallest Feline in the World – A Rusty-Spotted Cat

The Smallest Feline in the World – A Rusty Spotted Cat

He may look like a kitten or even fit in the palm of your hand, but this little male is nearly fully grown. What he lacks in size he makes up for endearing. Young cats are born curious. It is how they learn about their world, even if it gets them into trouble. His eyes are six times more powerful than humans. His senses are sensitive to the slightest of movements and today from Review Tales, I wish to discuss “The rusty-spotted cat” and hope that you enjoy reading it.

Even though they are to be unique in being small, not much is known about their ecology or behavior in the wild. These cats feed on rodents and birds. They also hunt lizards, frogs, and insects.

They can be located in India and Sri Lanka. How rare are they? Studies show that there are only 36 of them worldwide.

Nineteenth-century British physician and zoologist Thomas C. Jerdon kept a number of rusty-spotted cats in his home for research, and according to Wild Cats of the World by Swiss naturalist and writer Charles Albert Walter Guggisberg, he said of them, “I had a kitten brought to me when very young in 1846, and it became quite tame and was the delight and admiration of all who saw it. Its activity was quite marvelous and it was very playful and elegant in its motions.”

That’s it for now. What do you think of this little-spotted friend of ours? It must feel pretty lonely to know that there are such few of them around.

Written by Jeyran Main

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Some information was obtained from IUCN Wild Cats Book.

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Game of Cats or Game of Thrones?

Imagine how life would have been if cats were playing Game of Thrones? In my opinion, whenever you add cats to anything, things just happen to take a much different role. The first questions that pop into my mind are these: Can cats get along with dragons?

Would the characters still be as lovable or hated once they are seen as cats?

One thing is for sure, and that is that their motivations would be different. They definitely would not kill for the throne. They would be just as possessive over the people they care about, and things would be a lot less bloody to watch. What are your thoughts? Who is your favorite?

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Jeyran Main is a professional book editor, marketing adviser, and book reviewer. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

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Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, and a freelance book translator.

Any particular requests, guest hosting, advertising opportunities can be done through contacting her directly.

Her passion is to spread her positive energy to anyone that needs it and in return, she would love it if they gave it back to someone else.

Cats Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 3

Cats Psychology – Time to Understand – Part 3

In the next few months, I want to discuss the psychological understanding we have about cats and the way they behave. Most of you cat lovers may know some or all of the things I will discuss, however, I thought it would be an excellent idea to go over different aspects of cat’s behaviour and the reasons behind it.

Today I am going to discuss how sensitive cats are to us and our cues. Cats are domestic these days, and so you would think that they would have, by now, picked up on our cues, however, this is not the case with all cats.

Based on Miklósi et al.’s research study, it has been proven that cats actually follow human gestures in order to find food. The study similarly concludes that cats are not problem solvers and are unable to solve a task. They also do not turn to humans for help.

Another really interesting psychological fact about cats is that studies were conducted to see if they, like humans, turn to their owner when they are unsure about a situation. Meaning, if they feel scared or need reassurance, would a cat hide or run to their owner for protection? This term in psychology is called “Social referencing.” The results were fascinating. A higher percentage of cats did, in fact, run to their owner.

That’s it for today guys. If you liked this article, then stay tuned for more. Don’t forget to like and share.


Jeyran Main is a professional book editor, marketing adviser, and book reviewer. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and book reviews.

Hello !
Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, and a freelance book translator.

Any particular requests, guest hosting, advertising opportunities can be done through contacting her directly.

Her passion is to spread her positive energy to anyone that needs it and in return, she would love it if they gave it back to someone else.