You will seldom find a person who would be completely indifferent to cats: their independence, grace and freedom are able to get any testing at least sympathy. It is believed that domestic cats, regardless of color, breed and physical structure come from the so-called steppe cats (Felis silvestris lybica), which live in mountainous and desert areas of Asia and Africa. It is not known what exactly drew one of these steppe cats of ancient man, but the friendship between people and cats currently has more than 10 000 years. Despite such a considerable period, scientists have only recently discovered the incredible feature felines: cats live in symbiosis with special bacteria that helps them in hunting and warding off enemies.
How cats communicate among themselves?
Is it possible to understand the language of animals? Yes, it is possible! In order to understand cats, was designed a science — felinology. In order to make his master (but is it the owner?) his wish, a pet may resort to all available means: different variations of gestures, postures and sounds. The most important participant of such interspecies communication is the tail, with the help of movements which your pet can talk about their emotions. So, it is believed that a raised tail animal expresses a greeting or pleasure; angry, the cat lashing them to the sides, showing their dissatisfaction, and getting ready for battle with its counterpart, the tail is usually pressed against the body.
Meanwhile, cats, being social animals, communicate with each other on a much more complex language than when referring to a person. Sometimes, in order to Express a particular emotion, these Pets are captured such a range of heights, which is not perceived by the human ear. In addition, cats use another type of very original communications, while using bacteria.
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Cats can communicate with bacteria
Before cats were domesticated by humans, these animals had to protect themselves, their offspring and their territory against unexpected enemies. To facilitate them life, evolution gave the cats an unusual ability to live in symbiosis with special bacteria that live them in the anal glands. In order to indicate the inviolability of its territory, the bacteria living in the body of cats, secrete a special secret that is used last as a way of communicating.
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This method of interaction between two living organisms in nature, called symbiosis, in which both organism benefit. So, except for a pair of cat — bacteria in nature are also common cases of symbiosis between sharks and fish-hangers, zebras and ostriches, and even crocodiles and birds!
In addition to the cases of symbiosis between completely different animal species, a similar phenomenon takes place in the plant world. Surprisingly, the symbiosis of plants on the planet is incredibly common! The most common example, which can often see the residents of Central Russia, is considered to be a symbiosis of the birch growing near her mushrooms — boletus. Birch in this case gets helpful to the growth of mineral salts, which produces the fungus, and the fungus, in turn, can forget about the “search for food”, as birch provides his neighbor of all kinds of organic substances.