Alley cats are a type of feline that spends most of its time underneath houses, in dark and moist areas. They are small in size, weighing up to ten pounds and having an average of fifteen pounds in their total weight. They have stocky bodies and short, curved backs that make them look more like they are bison than cats. Their heads are short like that of the Bobcat but it has a larger forehead and ears. Its tail is long and thick, probably used as a scent gland. Males have longer hair in comparison to the females.
Alley cats were once recognized as a distinct species, but in recent years it was rejected as a valid subspecies along with the Bobcat, Jaguar, and Golden Retriever. Because of their small size and isolated living arrangements, Alley cats are believed to be nearly extinct today. It is believed that they were either reintroduced to areas or were reintroduced from islands that they originally came from. Alley cats eat a variety of foods including small animals, fruits, insects, carrion and mice. The diet is dependent on the availability of prey in the area and they have been known to kill small livestock such as cattle and sheep.
Alley cats are not known for having much socialization, preferring to feed on their own. They live solitary lives and do not spend much time with members of their own litter. They also spend a lot of time hunting and eating. Most Alley cats have a low fertility rate and are not fertile during the year.
The name’Alley cat’ is based on the fact that these felines usually reside in an alley, beneath a home. They are frequently seen lurking around houses and tend to spend most of their time underneath or near shrubs and plants in alleys and backyards. This is believed to be where they get their natural predator instinct from. Other theories suggest that Alley cats are feral animals that were left out in the open due to a lack of homes.
Alley cats come in a number of different breeds. There is the Oriental, British Shorthair, Persian and the Bobcat among many others. Some Alley cat owners have even bred their cats to show their unique characteristics. A well-groomed cat with long hair would likely possess markings that would be very distinct. These cats are all considered to be outdoor cats.
One of the most common traits of this breed is their lustrous, silky coats. They typically weigh between ten and fifteen pounds and their hair length ranges from four to seven inches. Coat length varies between individuals, but a typical coat is up to eight inches long.
An independent living animal, the Alley cat will roam in search of food and will usually venture far from its usual areas. As a breed, this cat has a strong loyalty to its family and is often considered to be more of a family pet than a wild cat. They are often house pets and do quite well as such. The main problem that most owners encounter with an Alley cat is that they dig. They tend to dig tunnels and will often abandon their den if they become bored.
Although Alley cats can make wonderful pets, they are not without their problems. They are prone to disease, obesity, heart disease and stress. Their low life expectancy means that they are likely to suffer from fatal diseases when they are no longer around to defend themselves. Owners should take protective measures to prevent the death of their pet. Cats should be locked up in a secure fenced area and they should be observed regularly for symptoms of illness.