What does everyone think is a reasonable price for a cat?what would you be willing to pay? How do they do cat shows wont thay fight? Also why do cats fight so much all the time?Pick on each other?Even boys fighting females!
Think about it, with the exception of lions which group together to form a pride of lions, all wild cats are solitary creatures. They don't live in social groups, and generally speaking they avoid each other except when it is time to breed. Domesticated cats haven't been domesticated all that long, and probably prefer to be solitary creatures just like the ones in the wild do. We force them to live together in our houses. During cats shows, the cats are displayed in crates in general, I think the judges take the cats out for an inspection. They're not paraded around a show ring the way dogs are.
"Domesticated cats haven't been domesticated all that long, and probably prefer to be solitary creatures just like the ones in the wild do" Oh yeesss they have been. I read in a book once that they have been domesticated longer than dogs.....Just what I read don't quote me for that as a fact.
Historical data and archeology from more sources than I can even give say that cats have been domesticated about 10,000 years maximum. Most scientists claim that cats weren't domesticated until the Egyptians started working with them around 4000 BC. Either way, compare this to the 90,000+ years that dogs have been domesticated.. In fact, some wolf remains have been found with hominid remains in settlements, and are dated to be more than 400,000 years old! That's a freaking long wolf/dog/man association compared to cats. Cats are 'babies' in domestication.
90,000? People haven't even been around 90,000 years. Think....In Christian beliefs (Not trying to convert you, this is my own faith) It has been 2000 AD four years ago. Then there was about 2000 BC. Which makes about 4000 years, mabey +.
whatever the adoption fee at the local shelter is that is a fair price to pay for a cat. cats are one of the most recently domesticated animals. they are not completely domesticated that is why cats can do very well if left outside to fend for themselves. a cat can turn back to being feral much more easily than can a dog.
I agree with scout, I would pay whatever the adoption fee was for a cat. I would never buy a cat. With dogs there's all different breeds and purposes, and a Great Dane, for example, is much different from a Pomeranian (in temperament, size, looks, everything!). Don't get me wrong, I have a cat and love them very much..but they are generally much more similar than dogs, and there are SO many that are euthanized every year.