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Calico: American term for tortoiseshell and white coloring; a three colored animal with black, orange and white. Any other combination is considered a tri-color.
Calling: a female cat's behavior during oestrus (ovulation)
Cameo-Chinchilla: shadded or smoked with red or cream tipping to the hairs
Castration: sterilizing a male animal
Cat flu: common term for feline upper respiratory virus
Catnip/catmint: a perennial plant (Nepta cataria) whose smell attacts cats
Cattery: any place where cats are kept. In America the term refers to breeding establishments; in Britain it's used for boarding establishments.