Orange cats were regarded as the friendliest by respondents, while white cats were labeled aloof, and tortoiseshell cats were thought to have too much "attitude." The subject was revisited in a University of California Davis study a few years later. This time, results were tabulated from 1,274 completed surveys.
Purple is a calming color and helps cats sleep better.
Black cats seem to be the most common coat color and sadly also the least desirable at adoption time. In fact, black cats are half as likely to find a home than a cat of another color.
Loyal: Black cats make loving family members. They love to cuddle and play. They might even meow to you over the phone when you are away from home. Black cats are wonderful at being both friendly to all and dedicated to their person/people.
Gray cats had the highest score for being as shy, aloof and intolerant, while orange cats had the highest scores for being trainable, friendly and calm. Tabbies the highest for bold and active, tricolor cats for stubborn, and bicolor cats for tolerant.
Black cats tend to be male.
While they can definitely be either male or female, due to some genetic mystery, there are more male black cats than females.
Tuxedo cats (black/white, gray/white) topped the rankings, scoring in the top percentile of all categories. Beautiful and loving, tuxedos enjoy humans, respect their surroundings, and never miss when nature calls!
One in 22. There are as many as 22 recognized breeds that can have solid black coloring but the only all-black feline is the Bombay cat.
As a general rule, cats are sensitive when it comes to smells, but there are a few scents they hate that might just surprise you. They can't stand citrus and as much as you might love the smell of fresh herbs, cats hate rosemary and thyme. Banana and mustard are a big no-no too, as well as lavender and eucalyptus.
The strange part of all of this is that cats actually view people as fellow cats. Some researchers believe cats look at us as big, slow, clumsy, uncoordinated cats, but others say they're not quite so judgemental. The good thing is, whether or not they're judging our balance and agility, they still love us!
Color really does make a difference! Cats only see a couple of colors, but more importantly they are drawn by natural instinct toward camouflage. If you have light-colored kitties, buy beds where the insides are pale. Dark pets prefer dark beds.
When choosing a cat, pick one that is active, inquisitive, and seeks affection and attention from people. Sometimes cats are uncomfortable in noisy or unfamiliar environments, so keep that in mind during your evaluation. An adult cat should allow handling and petting without hissing or scratching.
1. Maine Coon. The Maine coon, nicknamed "America's cat," sits at the top of the friendliest cat breeds list. Don't let the large size fool you: there's nothing to fear about this sweet-natured breed that is great for families, including those with small children.
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Myth: Male cats are more affectionate towards humans and bond really well with their owners. Female cats are aloof and, because of their mothering instincts, prefer other cats to humans. Reality: This usually comes down to your cat's individual personality.
Entirely or primarily black cats will be less likely adopted—and more likely euthanized—than cats of other colors.
Black Cats Are Very Good Natured
Perhaps it's evolution or part of being worshipped in other cultures for so may years, but black cats are very friendly. Those who have owned black cats report the silky felines being very easy-going, calm, and tolerant of children and other animals.
Persian – the black cat star
Their docile nature makes them perfect for homes with children or for seniors looking for a sweet and discreet kitten. But they can also be extremely playful and love to have fun with their owners.
Calming Colors for Cats
Blue and violet are the most calming colors to cats. These colors can actually help reduce stress in your cat. They are the preferred shades in veterinary offices because of how cats react to them.
The most common colours are brown, grey and orange but there are also variations of Tabby cat including spotted, mackerel, classical, patched and ticked.
Black cats are just like other cats. They can be loving and sweet or demanding and aloof. Lots of people claim black cats are more loving than other cats, and all of the black cats I've known have been very sweet.
5. Black cats have a mild personality. While there is no solid scientific evidence on the connection between coat color and personality, an owner-reported survey from UC Berkeley suggests that black cats have a mild temperament free of extreme personality traits.
Around the world, black cats have been associated with being lucky in love. British ladies believed that a black cat entering their home would bring many suitors. If newlyweds owned a black cat, it would frighten away evil spirits and bring a long, happy life of marital bliss.
Pairs Make Happier Pet Owners
Because two cats tend to live happier and healthier, there's less chance of bad or destructive behavior, which means less damage to furniture and belongings, and happier pet owners. But the best reason of all to adopt a bonded pair: double the affection.