Sand Cats

Some articles on sand cats, cats, sand cat:

Sand Cat - Ecology and Behavior
... Sand cats live solitary lives outside of the mating season ... They make vocalizations similar to domestic cats, but also make loud, high-pitched barking sounds, especially when seeking a mate ... Since the sand cat obtains all the water it needs from eating its prey, it mostly stays far away from watering points where other predators may harm it ...
Sand Cat - Conservation - In Captivity
... Captive sand cats are highly sensitive to respiratory diseases and infection of the upper respiratory tract ... With sand cats being very susceptible to respiratory infections, they have to be kept in very arid enclosures where humidity and temperature do not fluctuate ... As of January 20, 2010, there are 26 sand cats in captivity in the United States ...

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