The First Time, Studying the Behavior of Foreign Cats and Comparing Them with Local Cats in Iraq
Cats are one of the unique animals that have been domesticated by humans, as the history of their domestication extends back to thousands of years BC, this study is designed to investigate and record cat behaviors in Iraq for the first time, this present study took from the beginning of January 2020 to the end of July 2020. This study was done by designing a questionnaire to record the apparent behaviors of cats. This questionnaire was distributed to a group of veterinary clinics in the central Euphrates region in Iraq, the current study was interested in studying the behaviors of 70 cats, 30 of which were local breeds and the other 40 were distributed among foreign species. The most prominent results of this study were The percentage of males and females differed in this study, where the percentage of females was 68% and the proportion of males 32% also the variation of life style a significant relationship has been found between of life style with adaptation with litter box P Value was (≤0.05) while, bad behaviors were identified in 4% of the cats in this study, as they deliberately used to spend their droppings outside the designated area.