All About Cats: Is Your Cat a Bush Dweller or Tree Dweller?

If you are a fan of Jackson Galaxy on Animal Planet’s My Cat from Hell, then you may be familiar with the terms he uses in references to cats: bush dweller vs. tree dweller. This is a distinction made between felines who enjoy being hidden or those who like to be up high. While not a specific scientific theory, there is some truth to the way certain cats enjoy spending their time that is distinct to them.

The cat veterinarians at Naperville Animal Hospital thought it would be fun to explore the questions of whether your cat is a bush dweller or tree dweller. Let’s explore!


A Brief History of the Domestic Cat

Cat basking in the sun

Domestic cats are a fascinating species. They resemble wild cats, in part, due to their instinctual drive to hunt prey and their overall mystique. Most cat owners love their feline friends for their affection but also their desire for some solitary time. 

Cats hold the title of most popular pet, totaling 4 million in communities across the US, but do you know much about how these former wildcats turned into the domestic snuggle-faces we know and love?

Our veterinarians at Naperville Animal Hospital would like to treat you to a brief history of the domestic cat. What could be more purrfect?