Health, Feeding & General Cat Care,
Lifestage Care

Behaviour, training, communication,
intelligence and emotions.

Neutering and Medical.

Cat rescue, cat hoarders,
Feral Cat Control.

Moggy-breeding, Designer Breeds,
Extreme Typing, Breed Origins

Colours, Body Types, Tail Types,
Ear Types and Fur Types.

Basic Cat Genetics, Tortie &
Calico Tomcats

Cat Breeds & Types (A-Z) - Recognised,
Unrecognised, Current & Extinct

A decade-by-decade look at cat care.

Historical Cat Books

Old Newcuttings

Curious Cats and Medical Anomalies

Genetics Studies, Small Cat Hybrids, British Big Cats & Prehistory

General Interest

About Me

Messybeast is a non-profit library of cat-related resources. It is not affiliated to any registry, breed society, veterinary association or welfare society. To reproduce, translate or adapt articles for use elsewhere please contact sarah.hartwell[at] (remember to substitute "@" for [at]).

Sick cat or kitten?I DO NOT give veterinary advice. Sick cats and kittens need to see a vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.

What breed is your cat?90% of cats are random-bred. Without pedigree papers, a cat is considered random-bred regardless of looks.

Breed articles are not consumer reviews or endorsements of a particular breed or breeder.


Iíve contributed to the following books, either under my own name or as

Comments? Queries? sarah.hartwell[at] My day-job means I can't answer all emails. For other queries, please read the Messybeast FAQ.

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