Here are six clues as to a feline's character, gleaned from the history of taming and purebred cats.
When it comes to relating to humans, cats truly reign supreme. Cats are one of the few creatures to have independently domesticated.
Generally speaking, kittens between the ages of 3 and 7 weeks old are very sociable and friendly.
The hairless sphinx cat, despite its menacing looks, is actually one of the most lovable of all cat breeds.
Kittens as young as 3 weeks old can form strong bonds with other creatures.
The vast majority of cats do best in single-cat homes, especially those that were raised outside the home.
The cats that were left outside at night became more nocturnal, adopting the habits of semi-dependent field cats.