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An orange tabby cat sitting in a sitting window. A gray curtain is to the left of the cat and there are stickers on the window to the right of the cat. The weather outside is sunny and the sky is blue.

Things to Know About Orange Tabbies

Caitlin Dempsey

Orange tabby cats are identified by their orange or reddish coat of fur. They are also known as ginger cats or marmalade cats.

Black cat drinking water from the sink.

How to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats can be finicky about where and how they drink water.

A black cat smelling a bouquet of red and pink colored flowers.

House Plants and Flowers to Avoid if You Have Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some plants and flowers to avoid having in your home if you have cats.

Bobcat Up A Saguaro.

How Do Bobcats Climb Cactus?

Caitlin Dempsey

Bobcats are adept climbers of Saguaro cacti.

Orange tabby cat eating green beans from a white plate.

Can Cats Eat Green Beans?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats are carnivores but a few carefully selected vegetables are a great way to provide them with some tasty treats.

A closeup of a senior cat with long gray hair staring off camera.

How to Read Your Cat’s Face

Caitlin Dempsey

The position and movements of a cat's ears and the dilation and focus of their eyes can tell you how they are feeling.

Drawing of a margay cat. From: Pets for Pleasure and Profit, Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, 1915

Which Cats Can Descend Trees Head First?

Caitlin Dempsey

Only three species of wild cats have the unique ability to rotate their hind ankles 180 degrees. This adaptation helps cats walk down trees head first.

Black cat standing in a box.

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Caitlin Dempsey

There are many reasons why cats love cardboard boxes.

A black cat and grey tabby lying next to each other.

Zoosemiotics of Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Zoosemiotics of cats is the study and interpretation of the vocal, body, olfactory, tactile, and visual cues that cats use to communicate their emotions and needs.

A charcoal gray cat with yellow eyes sitting the arm of a tree.

Why Cats Have a Hard Time Climbing Back Down Trees

Caitlin Dempsey

Getting back down a tree is a skill that cats learn by watching other cats do it.

Three British shorthair kittens, one black, one medium gray, and one light gray, against a dark brown highlighted backdrop.

Deciphering Cat Coat Colors

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about the vast variety of cat coat colors and the genetics behind cat coat colors.