Frieda, a tortoiseshell cat, sits on at cat scratching pad shaped like a chaise lounge. She is one of the foster cats up for adoption at the LapCats cattery in Sacramento, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Frieda's coloring suggests she may be a handful, according to a recent study by researchers at the UC Davis Veterinary school who probe the relationship between a cat's coat color and her personality. Turns out calicos and tortoiseshells are disproportionately described by pet owners as problematic.
Frieda, a tortoiseshell cat, sits on at cat scratching pad shaped like a chaise lounge. She is one of the foster cats up for adoption at the LapCats cattery in Sacramento, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Frieda's coloring suggests she may be a handful, according to a recent study by researchers at the UC Davis Veterinary school who probe the relationship between a cat's coat color and her personality. Turns out calicos and tortoiseshells are disproportionately described by pet owners as problematic. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com
Frieda, a tortoiseshell cat, sits on at cat scratching pad shaped like a chaise lounge. She is one of the foster cats up for adoption at the LapCats cattery in Sacramento, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Frieda's coloring suggests she may be a handful, according to a recent study by researchers at the UC Davis Veterinary school who probe the relationship between a cat's coat color and her personality. Turns out calicos and tortoiseshells are disproportionately described by pet owners as problematic. Lezlie Sterling lsterling@sacbee.com

UC Davis study: Calico, tortoiseshell female cats often most challenging

December 25, 2015 01:54 PM

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