Cats dare not catch mice, dogs dare to catch – why don’t dogs catch mice and catch cats?

       Legend has a story, cat to buy a house, no, asked the dog to borrow, and signed a note, after a long time did not return, the dog came to the cat, asked him to pay back the money, the cat did not agree, asked the dog whether there is a note, the dog found that the note was missing, it was stolen by the cat and torn, since then, the cat and dog day under a deep hatred, the dog now saw the cat hit

       Why do cats eat mice? First of all, we should start with the cat’s diet. Unlike omnivore dogs, cats are purely carnivores, which are well reflected in the structure and physiology of cats. The most obvious structural features are the cat’s teeth and digestive system. In terms of tooth structure, the canine teeth of cats are particularly thick and long, which is suitable for catching prey. Moreover, the shape of upper and lower molars in the rear of cats is similar to that of scissors. When the upper and lower teeth are closed, they can cut prey effectively. However, compared with “cutting and crushing”, the chewing function of cat teeth is much worse

       Therefore, for cats, high fiber indigestible plants can not be preliminarily decomposed in the mouth. From the point of view of the digestive system, the cat’s intestine is very short compared with human beings, and there is not much storage space, so it requires that the food is easy to digest and has high energy, which is very suitable for protein digestion. It is related to the digestive enzymes produced by cats. Cats can produce a lot of digestive enzymes for protein and lipid, as well as digestive enzymes for all kinds of sugars (starch, fiber, etc.), but cats can’t completely rely on the latter to provide enough energy. Moreover, cats can’t take certain substances, such as taurine and vitamin A, from other animals. Therefore, in terms of dietary needs, the structure and physiological characteristics of cats need high protein food, and all kinds of small animals, including mice, are very good choices.

       The results showed that mammals accounted for 69%, birds 24%, amphibians 4%, reptiles 1%, fish and invertebrates. In mammals, rodents account for about 2 / 3, which is 44.3% of all animals. What’s more, the researchers found that younger and lighter cats caught more birds back than older and heavier cats. It can be seen that although rats account for a large part of cat’s prey, cats still have many other choices besides them.

       Moreover, from the perspective of the domestication process of cats, it is likely that “mice eat” makes wild cats become domestic cats, which makes us ask “why cats catch mice”. Because domestic cats are evolved from wild cats, which are carnivorous like other large cats, they are “lonely predators” – they don’t hunt in groups, so they only catch animals much smaller than themselves. Because there is no group, people can not be “leaders” to domesticate cats. Cats are not of great practical value to humans. They can not be domesticated to help hunt like dogs, nor can they provide animal protein in captivity like pigs and sheep. Therefore, it is more likely that when human society develops to a certain stage, grain storage and other surplus grain attract groups of mice, and some “opportunistic cats” also enter human society because of rich food sources, and begin to catch old rats under human eyes and develop various good-looking varieties.

       Therefore, generally speaking, cat catching and eating mice is in line with its own predatory behavior and nutritional needs, but mice are not the only food source for cats – all kinds of birds and reptiles may become the prey of cats. Moreover, it is probably because of the rampancy of mice in human society that cats take the initiative to enter and live with us.

       Cats like to hunt mice at night, and have a set of superb “equipment” to catch mice. The cat’s beard is like a “radar” antenna, which is the most sensitive organ on the cat. Especially at night, it can detect the size of the cave according to the whisker, and then determine whether it passes through. When a cat sleeps in a place, it always sticks its ears under its forelimbs close to the ground. Once a mouse moves around, the cat will wake up immediately, because the sound from the ground is much faster than that from the air. Everyone thinks that cat’s eyes can see things clearly. However, do you know? In the night when you can’t see your fingers, it still needs to rely on your beard and ears to help you! The cat carries a hunting “weapon”, which is its fierce and sharp claws. When it catches a mouse, once it catches the mouse, the claw will shrink tightly, which is stronger than the iron pliers. Interestingly, there is a thick meat pad in the middle of the cat’s paws. Walking up silent, easy to attack mice suddenly. “No cat doesn’t like fishy food” is a comment on cat’s eating habits. That is to say, cats love to eat both mice and fish. It’s very interesting to say that if the cat can’t get the fish’s flattery for a long time, it can run to the river in the evening to “do it” by itself, and get live fish from the water to eat it! So why do cats like fish and mice so much? Scientists have studied and analyzed this problem. Originally, the cat is in the night activity, its body must have taurine, which can improve night vision material. If cats are not supplemented with this substance for a long time, their night vision ability will be reduced and they will not be able to perform their duties. Fish and mice contain a large amount of taurine, and cats must extract taurine from them to supplement nutrition. Therefore, cats like to eat fish and mice.

       I think dogs like to catch mice. Although cats are small, they are quick to reach out. But because the living conditions of domestic cats are better now, since the living conditions are good, why catch mice to eat? Therefore, cats have become “lazy cats”. Compared with dogs, dogs are more curious, so they like to chase and bite when they see something, but they won’t eat it. So I think dogs are more effective at catching mice.

       This involves a topic, that is, employees only have the right to work in the company, and have no obligation to participate in the management of the company? Is the fate of a company only related to the boss? It has nothing to do with the staff. I wonder if you have watched the TV series Hong Kong sisters. What’s the difference between Zhu Xiuling’s actions and dogs catching mice?

       Dogs are relatively good animals and like to play with other animals. However, the meanings of dogs and cats in many actions are opposite. For example, dogs want you to stretch out their paws and invite you to play with them. But in the eyes of cats, they are attacking them, so they will immediately put on a posture. So people often say that dogs and cats are enemies.

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