This is closely linked to genetic inheritance, and different breeds lead to different tail lengths and body proportions. For example, the short tailed cat, also known as the red lynx and the North American bobcat, is short and strong, with a body length of about 72cm-98cm. The gene determines that its tail is very short
Excluding inborn inheritance, tail length is related to acquired experiences, such as fights and injuries, such as injuries caused by accidents
There is also the relationship between feeding. Due to insufficient nutrition, the growth of the cat is slow. Therefore, compared with cats of the same age of the same breed, the cat will appear thin and have a broken tail. However, the length of the tail is proportional to the body
Short tailed cat
Also known as red lynx, bobcat
The short tailed cat is short and strong with a body length of 72cm-98cm. Male bobtail cats weigh less than 15 kg. Their hair color ranges from light gray to reddish brown. The hair color in the middle of the back is usually darker, but it gradually becomes lighter after turning into the abdomen, but both are inlaid with black or dark brown spots. (1) It is 15cm in length, and its short hairy tail is dotted with some dark annular stripes, which turns black at the tip of the tail. The short tailed cats have strong limbs, and the hind legs are even slightly longer than the front legs, which probably indicates that their climbing and jumping ability should not be underestimated. However, with the differences in geographical distribution, the fur color and body shape of the short tailed cats in different regions are slightly different. Generally speaking, the short tailed cats in the northern part of the mainland are larger and lighter in size, while the short tailed cats in the south are darker in color and slightly smaller in size.
It has a long and slender body, but it is strong and muscular. Its tail is short and curved, about 10 cm in length. The tail hair is very thick, similar to the rabbit tail
As can be seen from the distribution map on the left, except for the northern part of the North American continent and the central part of the United States, the short tailed cats are almost all over North America. It’s hard to say whether it’s lucky or unfortunate. Because of their large number, people hardly feel guilty when they hurt their lives and take their fur. So they are raised in North America to be slaughtered (the only thing to be thankful for is that farmers in North America are not so poor that they need to encourage the promotion of this “economic animal”). But before modern civilization landed on the American continent (which I firmly believe) there were more short tailed cats, which seemed to be found all over North America, including rainforests, except in the frigid northern part of Canada. Today, their “territory” is not as good as before because of human greedy hunting, habitat loss caused by the expansion of human activities, and food shortage. They have not been found in many states in the central United States.
Short tailed cats are omnivores and feed on any animal they can catch, including rodents, birds, small mammals, frogs, reptiles, domestic animals and even carrion. Due to their predation on livestock, they have also become the targets of the farmers. In fact, their food source is more of the “harmful” animals that affect the local agricultural development. The short tail is not big, but it is still dangerous for larger ungulates. Deer, in particular, may be in danger once they stop and stand still for a while and encounter a short tailed cat nearby. Is the short tailed cat a tree climber or a swimmer
This situation may be caused by too close pedigree, that is, the so-called close relatives. In addition, it may be that the offspring left over from the early years with folded ears have been breeding again. A long time ago, in order to increase the probability of producing folded ears or the owners’ careless care, they may have such problems if they continue to breed, But at present, there are very few such cats. Another reason is that it may be caused by dysplasia when sitting in the fetus. It is mainly related to the female cat. The normal English short can reach more than two-thirds.