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In 1888, an estimated 300,000 mummified cats were found at Beni Hassan, Egypt. They were sold at $18.43 per ton, and shipped to England to be ground up and used for fertilizer.


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Siamese cats originated in Siam—modern day Thailand. Legend has it that they were the companions of kings and priests and that they guarded temples. Some trace Siamese origins to Egypt and Burma, but many dispute this idea. Siamese were first brought to England in the late 1800s.


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The female cat reaches sexual maturity at around 6 to 10 months and the male cat between 9 and 12 months.


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If left to her own devices, a female cat may have three to seven kittens every four months. This is why population control using spaying and neutering is so important.


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In Siam, the cat was so revered that one rode in a chariot at the head of a parade celebrating the new king.



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