KidZone Animals
Cats: Domestic Cats

© written by Tasha Guenther

A man’s best friend?  Well, that’s a dog... but cats make great companions too! They are relatively easy to take care of – they spend most of their days sleeping, grooming, purring, and kneading… What is not to love?

The Egyptians considered cats to be godlike – however, intimate interaction between humans and cats is not recorded, which suggests that the Egyptians simply admired cats for their beauty. 


Domestic cats or household cats are very common throughout the world. They are a part of the species, Felidae, in the subspecies called Felinae (be careful… The names look similar!)

Cats can live anywhere between 7 and 14 years, and some cats have been known to live to the age of 30!