Ca-Ci Terms

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What is a cattery?

Ca-Ci Terms

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.

   

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