Description

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asian leopard cats for sale is a small wild cat native to continental South, Southeast and East Asia.The leopard cat looks like a miniature, long-legged and more slender version of a leopard. It has a round head, a short narrow muzzle and big rounded ears. they birth the bengal cat for sale.

Its fur varies highly in colour and markings according to the region. In the tropics, its fur is ochre or yellowish-brown with white underparts, while in the northern part of the species’ range, leopard cats have greyish brown thick fur and are also larger and heavier than the ones in the south.

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The size and shape of the black markings covering the body and limbs are also highly variable; the spots sometimes form lines along the neck and back. Often there is one stripe running along the length of the body. The tail is about half as long as the body, spotted and sometimes bears a few rings near the black tip. The ears have black backs with a white central spot and the face is marked with two dark stripes on the forehead. The cat has two narrow black cheek stripes enclosing a white spot. The irises are deep, golden brown to grey. Males are larger than females.

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Diet.
Leopard cats are carnivorous, feeding on a variety of small prey. including mammals, lizards, amphibians, birds and insects. In most parts of their range. small rodents such as rats and mice form the major part of their diet. which is often supplemented with grass. eggs, poultry, and aquatic prey. They are active hunters, dispatching their prey with a rapid pounce and bite.

HUNTING AND DIET
Asian Leopard cats are nocturnal and generally hunt at night and alone. They hunt both on the ground and in the trees. Their diet includes rodents, small birds, amphibians, fish, insects, reptiles, eggs and small mammals including small deer. Occasionally they also feed on fallen bats and swifts near caves.

An adaptive and skilled predator, the Asian Leopard Cat is a nocturnal hunter, and is arboreal as much as terrestrial, it can climb trees and has been observed at 4 meters hunting rodents ; it can also swim. These animals also make palm oil plantations their hunting ground where they prey on the abundant rats. A Korean study suggests rodents make up 90% of the diet ; though they also catch insects, birds,small mammals, small reptiles, amphibians, and even aquatic prey such as fish.

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Asian leopard cats are responsible for the existence of the very popular Bengal cat. Bengals are legal in most states, depending on the generation. Some subspecies of leopard cat are endangered and require permits that are difficult to obtain.

The leopard cat seems to be more tolerant to deforestation and habitat alteration than other Asian felids, with the exception of the jungle cat. The leopard cat uses also degraded forest and modified habitats such as oil palm plantations. However, the species is not invulnerable and in some parts of its range, populations are declining due to habitat loss or hunting.

 

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Kitten, Full Grown

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