Cats kill billions of small mammals, reptiles, and birds every year. In environments where cats have natural predators, like coyotes, this isn’t a problem. But left unchecked, cats can become an invasive species that damages local ecosystems. »
I vacationed in Europe last month. I don’t mean to rub it in—it just happened to be the perfect opportunity to test the Petzi Treat Cam. It’s a remote control treat dispenser with an internet connection and a camera, so you can play with your pet from anywhere in the world. »
If there’s one thing cats like more than catnip, it’s sprawling across a laptop while you’re trying to work. The only solution to the problem is to either trade-up to a dog, or buy your cat a laptop of its own made from scratch-ready cardboard. »
Outdoor cats get to massacre untold millions of mice per year, but indoor cats have to make do with balls of yarn and laser pointers. To try and bridge the gap, one man built a machine that would only feed his kitty when he ‘hunts’ down an RFID-chipped plastic ball. »
The war between cats and mice just took a chilling turn, as a team of Russian researchers announces that early exposure to a chemical in cat urine can condition mice not to flee from an approaching cat. This can’t end well for the mice. »
You probably don’t know your cat as well as you think you do. According to a recent survey of cat owners in the UK, most people are pretty clueless about their cats’ lives. »
Just another routine flight in this ultralight aircraft, ‘til a cat pops out of the port side wing and realizes why its sleeping spot got so noisy all of a sudden! Don’t worry, the plane and cat got down safely. »
Last weekend, CatCon took the internet by storm. 10,000 people descended on the convention in L.A., which featured appearances by celebrity cats, cat-centric panels, and all the cat swag you could shake a stick with a dangling feather at. »
A team of geneticists is ready to unlock the secrets behind Internet celebrity cat Lil Bub’s unique appearance.
Keeping a pet healthy requires resources and open space, and in the cities of the future both may be at such a premium that live pets will become a thing of the past. Australian researcher Jean-Loup Rault suggests robotic and virtual-reality pets may replace the real thing. »
Bobkitten or regular kitten? While both look cute nibbling on your finger, one might actually eat that finger. This is the latest litter born in the Santa Monica Mountains.
This video is an animation based on a Japanese woodcut called "Popular Hotspring Spa (of Cats)." It's from 1880, but artist Utagawa Yoshifuji's imaginary world of spa cats looks like something that's unfolding at the intersection of LOLcat and internetville. »
Most people look down on what's become known as 'crazy cat people' but it has less to do with the state of their mental health, and more about the impossible task of keeping a house full of felines clean. But what if those cats didn't need a litter box, never destroyed the furniture, and were immune to hair balls?… »
Many years ago the Bowlingual translator promised to finally bridge the communications gap between humans and dogs. But since a wagging tail and shredded toilet paper make it easy to figure out what a dog is thinking, it wasn't exactly a must-have gadget. Cats, on the other hand? That's a different story. »
England's version of Big Foot or just the logical result of new laws that forced exotic pet owners to free their animals in the 1970s? One thing's for sure: reported sightings of big cats are on the rise in the UK, while new studies seek to prove their existence. »
It may not leave a trail of destruction and pew-pews in its wake but NASA's newest atmospheric sensor, the laser-beaming CATS module, could afford researchers a fuller understanding of how our reliance on nonrenewable energy fuels climate change. »