The domestic cat is a small, usually furry, domesticated, and carnivorous mammal. It is often called a housecat when kept as an indoor pet, or simply a cat when there is no need to distinguish it from other felids and felines.


Scientific name: Felis catus

Gestation period: 66 d on average

Daily sleep: 12 – 16 h

Height: 23 – 25 cm

Lifespan: 15 y on average (Domesticated), 12 – 14 y (Newborn, Male, Domesticated)

Mass: 2.9 kg on average (Adult), 4 – 5 kg (Domesticated), 0.11 kg on average (Newborn)