The Sand Cat

sand cat

The Sand Cat

This cat survives on fluids on in its food with very small extra water. Even though it has blunt claws, this miniature cat digs well to search for its prey which consists of gerbils and similar rodents with the infrequent lizard or else snake. The cat is 45-57 cm or 18-22 ½ inches long with a tail of measuring from 28-35cm or 11-14 inches and weighs about 1.5-3.5kg which is equivalent to 3 ¼- 7 ¾ lbs. This species of cat is found in deserts of North Africa and West, Central and South Asia. It excavates a den for a daytime shelter. This cat is individual and will only come together to mate. In a litter 3 kittens can be born. The kittens grow quickly and will be self-sufficient in about 6 months. This cute cat is endangered because of illegal pet trade and being shot for a sport.



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