Welcome to TICA University, the favorite school for finicky felines around the world and the largest school of feline educational courses and cat information. You are welcome to visit our schools and stroll our beautiful campus - watch out for Harry, he's the absent-minded cat physics instructor-and learn about cats and kittens! TICA U was founded by The International Cat Association, the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats and the first registry of household pets. ENROLL TODAY!

School of Science

Does a cat really have nine lives? What should I feed my cat or kitten? Why are white cats deaf? Is the cat I sleep with really related to the tiger? How is a kitten born? Do cats have thumbs? Professor Harry Purrsey will provide answers to these questions and teach you about more fun cat scientific facts about feline anatomy, colors, breeds, genetics and nutrition.

Keep Kitty In Your Disaster Preparedness Emergency Plans

You never know when something will happen. No matter if it's a natural disaster - tornado, storm, flood, hurricane, fires -- or another type of disaster, make sure you keep kitty in mind when putting together your emergency plan for your family!

The International Cat Association (TICA) works to preserve the welfare of cats around the world, and want to make sure you and your cats are safe from harm. Our disaster preparedness planwill help make sure you're not caught off guard.

Our disaster checklist will help you plan ahead and assemble an emergency plan and "kit" that you can have on hand all year round. Have peace of mind for you, kitty and your family by using TICA's downloadable checklist.

Take This Fun Cat Color Quiz!

What Color is Your Cat? Have you ever wondered what color your cat is? Did you know that there are red, white and blue cats? Or chocolate and cinnamon?

Read this fascinating and comprehensive survey recently published in the "Animal Behavior and Welfare" a section of the journal "Frontier in Veterinary Science" on the health and behavior of pedigree and non-pedigree cats, inclusive of more than 8,000 cats from 30 of the most popular breeds. The survey was conducted and analyzed by the Department of Veterinary Biosciences at the University of Helsinki, Finland and edited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Carin Sahlberg is thanked for insights about Finnish cats to develop the research strategy and Annukka Salo is thanked for the help with the development and management of the questionnaire data. This study was partially funded by the Finnish Cat Association, the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, and Biocentrum Helsinki.

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