Cats have lived in the world of humans ever since anyone can remember. Certainly, they had to come from a place and researchers from all over the world are trying to determine such interesting facts about domestic cats. The same as nature, these pets had a lot to say in their own destiny since it is unthinkable for these creatures to have evolved in other ways.
Every household cat in all parts of the world has originated from merely 5 lineages from the Fertile Crescent.
According to scientists who analyzed the DNA of about a thousand domestic and feral cats, there is not much variety among domestic ones.
1 scientist said that based on their research, cats weren’t trained as house pets in any other part of the world. They were domesticated by those who lived in the Fertile Crescent even before they were brought by people to other places worldwide.
Domestic cats of today have evolved from wilder predecessors 130,000 years ago however they’ve only been tracked back about 12,500 years. These pets may have more ferocious relatives but long ago, they’ve diverted from these big cats.
Cats aren’t like any other domestic pet because they have the ability to domesticate themselves, which isn’t surprising at all.
People with pet cats know that felines will rarely do anything except when they wanted to. Cats started to show their willingness as soon as they become faithful companions. They protected the crops of humans from rodents and insects. When people realized the benefits of having cats like keeping the vermin away, they wanted to keep them on purpose.
Cats can be quite useful and because of this, individuals take their cats along whenever they traveled to other distant regions. Cats, realizing the value of human and pet relationship, cooperated.
Cats with the Egyptian lineage dominated the modern cats of today.
Moreover, in ancient Egypt, when a person is proven to have killed a cat, he will be sentenced with death. Egyptians have a high esteem for cats that is why they keep them as pets. Probably, the majority of the cats today come in the Egyptian cat lineage.
According to scientists, Egyptian cats may have become the most popular lineage since they were highly admired. In addition, they consider these cats to be better pets since they’re tamer and more social.