Matata alias "JOKER"


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Age: 5 Years   Sex: Male

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Sun Sign:
Birthday:
March 29th 2009

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

I've Been On Catster Since:
June 22nd 2009 More than 5 years!

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Catster Id:
1002910


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"Matata" a male kitten of "Matahari" added to Rudolph.a.Furtado's "Cat Family".


5 Year old "Matata" almost succumbs to "Shampoo Bathe- poisoning".

July 28th 2014 8:06 pm
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On Friday(25-7-2014) i gave tomcat matata a "Anti-Flea shampoo" bathe using "Bayo Pet Brand Bolfo Shampoo" recommended for both dogs and cats.After the bathe everything was normal and he got dried naturally.Next morning i found "Cat Vomit" and initially thought that it was cat "Matahari" that vomitted as she normally did, vomitting her hairballs.In the afternoon found vomit with traces of blood and realized that it was tomcat matata that was sick.He had vomited after a bathe once before and seems that the shampoo chemical ingredient was ingested into his system by "Fur Licking", a normal practise of any cat.I was worried as unlike cat matahari i could never ever take matata to the veterinarian as he was scared and vicious when caged or handled by strangers, akin to a wild cat.Aklin to a leopard the only method of examining him was by tranquilizing him, bizare for a pet house cat.I decided to treat him myself and kept him on a more liquid diet of mince meat/soup avoiding adding of carbohydrates like rice, his normal food.The "Blood Vomiting" gradually decreased although the vomiting didn't subside, jus became less frequent.In my deepest thoughts i thought that i would lose him to accidental poisoning hoping that he would recover with my feeding methods as cats are very resilient animals.Finally on Monday(28-7-2014) his vomiting stopped and he became his normal self, eating hearty normal rice/minced meat food and also passing normal stools.Cat Matata has used one of his 9 lives, the closest he had come to death due to accidental shampoo poisoning.Cat owners please beware of the "Anti Flea/Tick Shampoo" that you use for your pet cat as some shampoo's can be harmful and even kill your cat as it almost happened to tomcat matata.Most "Anti Fleas/Tick Shampoo's" are manufactured for dogs and are not meant for cats as their system is more delicate than dogs, besides, cats can't be thoroughly wiped dry after a bathe unlike dogs.At times some of the shampoo solution might remain on the cats fur and later licking of the fur by the cat causes the poisoning in the animal.

 

CATS ARE CARBON COPIES OF "BIG CATS" OF THE WILD JUNGLES.

May 29th 2014 1:33 am
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CATS ARE CARBON COPIES OF THEIR LARGER COUSINS "BIG CATS" :- In May 2014 had been on a safari to "Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve" and was blessed to see 7 tigers in 4 safari rides ! People normally see a single tiger with great difficulty unless billionaires and making up-teen safari tours inside the core forest area of a tiger reserve.I came across one such gentleman at Tadoba tiger reserve who stayed for a month and made almost 40 safari's inside the park with his Rs 10 lakh camera, a sheer hobby ! I was privileged to watch a tigress and her 4 cubs from a close distance and they reminded me of my cats back at home in Mumbai.The approximately 5 month old cubs were as playful as kittens, only larger in size. As for the mother "Madhuri", she seemed as protective as cat matahari was with her kittens and tomcat matata resembled one of the tiger cubs. Read the link:- http://tadobaandharitiger.blogspot.in/ .

 

CATS DO NOT RECOGNIZE EACH OTHER BY SIGHT BUT BY SMELL AND- SOUNDS .A observation in my cats.

May 1st 2014 7:31 pm
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Thursday(1-5-2014) :- Tomcat Matata almost mauled his dam Matahari with me intervening to separate them.and receiving serious injuries.I have observed that whenever cat matahari yells in a shrill voice then tomcat matata rushes furiously to attack her akin to defending his territory against a intruder.It has happened on numerous time but most seriously today.I was working on Matahari trying to remove some fur that had got entangled in her canine tooth due to grooming. She suddenly uttered a shrill "MEOW" to which tomcat matata instantly pounced on her.Luckily i grabbed him by the tail and in typical Wrestling style flung him across the room and chased him.In the effort i received a severe gash but providence and my quick reflexes saved cat matahari from severe injury.After a few minutes they both were back to normal and mingling with each other. This proves the fact that cats do not recognize each other by "SIGHT AND APPEARANCES" as we humans do but by "SMELL AND SOUNDS".Normally matahari has a soft purring sound which does not aggravate tomcat matata. Its only when the decibel level of matahari's purr is raised that tomcat Matata gets aggravated thinking her to be another cat,bizarre but true.Could fellow cat owners explain this phenomenon or their own personal experiences with their pet cats or have i made a new discovery in "CAT BEHAVIOUR"?

 
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