Picking whether to adopt a Male Maine Coon or Female Maine Coon can be difficult, as both these Maine Coon Cats offer up different traits and Characteristics that make them good pets for the family home. Male Maine Coon cat's are more outgoing and tend to love to play with one particular person they are living with. Female Maine Coon cat's are more calm but get along with more people, or busy households better than their Male Counterparts. When it comes to Male vs Female Maine Coon Cat's the only thing that is important is that you offer them a loving home!
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For the microscopic lab worm C. elegans, life equates to just a few short weeks on Earth. The bowhead whale, on the other hand, can live over two hundred years. Why are these lifespans so different? And what does it really mean to 'age' anyway? Joao Pedro de Magalhaes explains why the pace of aging varies greatly across animals.
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We did a Facebook challenge and asked the ICHC Facebook family this question..."Your last text message describe your cat... What was it?" And here are the top replies!
They were all hilarious and you can read more here
Join Didga and and her owner on a beautiful bike ride around their beach town of Coolangatta, Australia. This isn't just a boring "cat in a basket" bike ride... This is Didga and she doesn't know the meaning of the word "boring".
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Catnip- what does it do exactly? Are cats really getting high because of it? And why are some cats completely into it and others aren't? Enjoy a catnip party with Smoothie & Milkshake, and see how they'll react to it.
Did you know that only about 50 % of cats respond to catnip? And they all react in different ways: some cats are getting more mellow, others go hunting & some cats will just roll over the floor (like Smoothie does in this video). Usually the response will last 5 to 10 minutes, after which the cat becomes temporarily immune to catnip's effects for roughly 30 minutes. The chemical that gives the reaction is called "nepetalactone". Catnip is considered to be non-addictive and completely harmless to cats, so don't worry, it's not dangerous! Catnip plants are popular in herb gardens and grows widely as a weed.
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