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#16    redhen

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:20 PM

View Postealdwita, on 01 October 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

Looks like they've already started.....

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Good God! I'd like to see the original picture that was uploaded to photobucket. I'm having a hard time believing it's genuine.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:48 AM

View Postredhen, on 01 October 2013 - 09:20 PM, said:

Good God! I'd like to see the original picture that was uploaded to photobucket. I'm having a hard time believing it's genuine.

Well, real photo or not, there are some really big cats. According to the website "Cat World", "Himmy" of Cairns, Australia is the heaviest recorded domestic cat at 21.3 kg or 46.8 lbs. That's a lot of kitty.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:54 AM

View PostSundew, on 02 October 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

Well, real photo or not, there are some really big cats. According to the website "Cat World", "Himmy" of Cairns, Australia is the heaviest recorded domestic cat at 21.3 kg or 46.8 lbs. That's a lot of kitty.

View PostSundew, on 02 October 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

Well, real photo or not, there are some really big cats. According to the website "Cat World", "Himmy" of Cairns, Australia is the heaviest recorded domestic cat at 21.3 kg or 46.8 lbs. That's a lot of kitty.

View PostSundew, on 02 October 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

Well, real photo or not, there are some really big cats. According to the website "Cat World", "Himmy" of Cairns, Australia is the heaviest recorded domestic cat at 21.3 kg or 46.8 lbs. That's a lot of kitty.

That was an extremely obese cat...not "big" by any standard...


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 12:55 AM

So I guess 5% makes the difference between being pals or being din-din.

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Posted 02 October 2013 - 02:20 AM

View PostSundew, on 02 October 2013 - 12:48 AM, said:

Well, real photo or not, there are some really big cats. According to the website "Cat World", "Himmy" of Cairns, Australia is the heaviest recorded domestic cat at 21.3 kg or 46.8 lbs. That's a lot of kitty.

It's real that is a Main coon kitty, a large species of Cat. I want one! They are related to the Norwegian Forest cat.


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 06:50 AM

Meow, rowwwrrr!!

I used to love watching my 2 cats hunt their "kill" in unison... such teamwork until it was time to decide who gets the sunny spot by the window, or who gets the human mommy's lap.  Definitely "tigers"  :D

Edited by Lava_Lady, 02 October 2013 - 06:53 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:04 AM

loved the snow leopard pix at the start of the story.
  I have always wondered  why small cats are able to be domesticated  while the bigger cats  can not be. I would love to have a snow leopard as an animal companion.   ( They are wild and I am smart enough not to try but I would still love it. they are beautiful.)


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:21 AM

View Postmysticwerewolf, on 03 October 2013 - 04:04 AM, said:

loved the snow leopard pix at the start of the story.
  I have always wondered  why small cats are able to be domesticated  while the bigger cats  can not be. I would love to have a snow leopard as an animal companion.   ( They are wild and I am smart enough not to try but I would still love it. they are beautiful.)

Are you talking about this guy?

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He's a Siberian White Tiger, according to the caption in the article.
Unless I missed some other pics.  :)

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

No, snow leopards have spots, like these cubs.  http://s1.ibtimes.co...ow-leopards.jpg


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Everybody go "awww"

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:41 AM

View PostLava_Lady, on 03 October 2013 - 04:21 AM, said:

Are you talking about this guy?

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He's a Siberian White Tiger, according to the caption in the article.
Unless I missed some other pics.  :)
I don't know about Siberian, I am not That good at Iding tigers, but the above cat  is definitely a white tiger and no he isn't what I was talking about  when I read the UM home page story  this thread was linked to / started by  there was what looked to me like a snow leopard at the top of the story  they looked  very different from white Tigers, at least to me.
  the cubs in the post above this one are snow leopards, and they both look annoyed

Edited by mysticwerewolf, 03 October 2013 - 07:43 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 08:11 AM

View Postmysticwerewolf, on 03 October 2013 - 07:41 AM, said:

I don't know about Siberian, I am not That good at Iding tigers, but the above cat  is definitely a white tiger and no he isn't what I was talking about  when I read the UM home page story  this thread was linked to / started by  there was what looked to me like a snow leopard at the top of the story  they looked  very different from white Tigers, at least to me.
  the cubs in the post above this one are snow leopards, and they both look annoyed

Yeah, I don't think you would have mistaken them.  They have very different markings.  Perhaps the mistake was noticed and pic replaced?

Like most young of any species, they probably hate to sit still to take pics!  lol

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 07:37 PM

View Postg00dfella, on 02 October 2013 - 12:54 AM, said:

That was an extremely obese cat...not "big" by any standard...

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:27 PM

View PostLava_Lady, on 03 October 2013 - 04:21 AM, said:

Are you talking about this guy?

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He's a Siberian White Tiger, according to the caption in the article.
Unless I missed some other pics.  :)

The breeding of the white tigers has always been something that p***ed me off. They're inbred due to the gene that makes them white being recessive. Fathers bred with daughters and mothers with their sons. I mean, think about the chances of survival of a white animal in their natural habitat--the exception being animals in the arctic or colder regions of the globe. It just wouldn't happen. I've read circumstances of the mother abandoning the white cub because of how it stands out in its environment, making them both a target to other predators. Also, imagine should the white animal amazingly reach adulthood; as predators, the prey would easily be able to pick up on its presence. Zoos are culprits for over-breeding their tigers because of the draw of people who pay to come and see them. They're always cross-eyed since the optical nerve is usually always opposite of what it should be, along with other problems caused wholly upon the inbreeding. Ugh. End rant. And I wasn't targeting your answer in particular, but ever since I discovered this information it's kind of driven me insane to the point I can't keep my "mouth" shut xD

Here's a link if you're interested on something backing my argument:
http://bigcatrescue....s/white-tigers/

This is only one of many reasons why I really don't like the human species AS a species. We do more bad than good and the animals and the environment suffer for it. :(

But back to the actual topic here xD
I've always thought my cats were miniature tigers anyway. Though, I'm sure the human race will find a way to take advantage of the feline species even further. Maybe there'll be a new underground market where you can get a jumbo sized domesticated cat and we'll have no reason to appreciate the actual wild kin of our furry friends -_-

Edited by Novella, 14 October 2013 - 09:29 PM.





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