I read somewhere that people attempted to domesticate the cheetah and thats why they meow and arent super aggressive towards humans

I read somewhere that people attempted to domesticate the cheetah and thats why they meow and arent super aggressive towards humans
Is there any truth to that?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    that doesnt sound right to me

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day degenerates

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    They meow because they aren't panthers

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    What THEY don't want you to know: No cats are domesticated. We just get along with the ones that can't kill and eat us.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      moronic opinion of someone who could only ever have raised a single cat.
      I have two. If tomorrow my old girl were to wake up the size of a siberian tiger, literally nothing would change in my life except that I would have a new couch in the house.
      My younger girl, I'd be dead within 10 minutes. And probably not because she'd want to eat me, but because she'd want to play, and she already doesn't understand how much she hurts people when she plays, she'd gut you without even knowing. Then she'd eat you, because you are dead and bleeding in front of you.
      The trick is to pick up the female runt of the litter. Super fricking counter-instinctual, but I've done it 3 times by now, and every single time they end up being way more affectionate.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have in fact raised many cats and kittens and the males were always more affectionate
        I don't know how this personal anecdote is supposed to mean anything

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    You know why

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      homie at least post a cheetah's paw if youre going to shitpost

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        ALL big cats act the same around human men

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          piss off panthera cucks, you'd be mauled by your lions

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          piss off panthera cucks, you'd be mauled by your lions

          Even with the shitposting aside, you have to admit that its a pretty kino pairing.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Would... Would it even fit??
            Asking ironically for a friend ahah

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              According to some research figures it should be possible but I'm pretty sure nobody has had the balls to try it yet.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Hypothetically speaking, how would she react to smooth long human wiener that last more than a minute?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                You already know the answer to that, anon.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I don't know what you're talking about, please enlighten me

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                We need cuddy tigers

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I cuddled a lion when I was a kid.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >how would she react to
                Your face will be very tasty. You should look up a few videos of lions mating. The female usually takes a solid chunk out of the males face afterward, with great aggression. A human male is unlikely to survive that. Even if she doesn't use her claws, she can pretty much break your neck with just one paw swipe.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Imagine the bruises

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                That only happens because barbed penor

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >meows

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Some cats purr, some cats rawr, but no cats do both. It's due to an evolutionary split in the gene lines a few million years ago. Has nothing to do with domestication. Cheetahs purr, but cannot rawr.

    Each species has its own vocalization(s), there is not 100% crossover. Cheetahs (and caracals) chirp, among other things. My guess is that this applies to the classic meow of a domestic cat. Also keep in mind that different cats may "meow," but in their own way. It might be different enough that the human ear thinks they are different sounds when it's just a size difference and a small difference in configuration of the vocal cords.

    That said, cheetahs are cuddle bugs and can fall in love with humans every bit as much as domestic cats. They're actually quite fragile and headed toward extinction for several reasons (mostly due to humans).

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >when it's just a size difference and a small difference in configuration of the vocal cords.
      I like puma's powerfull meows.

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that Cheetahs are the easiest to tame of all the big cats but I still wouldn't suggest it to the average joe.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      GIWTWM

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only reason I'm OK with my own kitty is because she's tiny and when she switches from affectionate purring and cuddling to scratching and biting it doesn't hurt much.
      Imagine that cheetah acting like a typical housecat and randomly mauling you because her mood changed for five seconds.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's not very different from your cat.
        Your cat doesn't bite you at full strength (hopefully) and it's the same for cheetahs, they might chew you.
        Their claws are even a little duller because they can't fully retract them.
        The main difference is their tongue, it's way more painfull than a cat when they lick you.
        Of course if the cheetah is hostile you will be injured but they're mostly nice cats.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          cheetah kisses

          Some cats purr, some cats rawr, but no cats do both. It's due to an evolutionary split in the gene lines a few million years ago. Has nothing to do with domestication. Cheetahs purr, but cannot rawr.

          Each species has its own vocalization(s), there is not 100% crossover. Cheetahs (and caracals) chirp, among other things. My guess is that this applies to the classic meow of a domestic cat. Also keep in mind that different cats may "meow," but in their own way. It might be different enough that the human ear thinks they are different sounds when it's just a size difference and a small difference in configuration of the vocal cords.

          That said, cheetahs are cuddle bugs and can fall in love with humans every bit as much as domestic cats. They're actually quite fragile and headed toward extinction for several reasons (mostly due to humans).

          cheetah purrs:

          [...]

          (also some other cheetah vids just above my post)

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your cat isn't randomly changing moods, you're ignoring the warning signs. I guarantee the cat increases tail twitching and becomes more jittery before it goes from purr to bite.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >switches from affectionate purring and cuddling to scratching and biting
        You might be over-stimulating her. My cat literally tells me if I should keep cuddling her or stop. Yours probably does too. Try to pay attention.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I must have a dirty ass mind because that webm seems strangely sexual

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      normies must be deprived of cheetahs. they'll breed then to have stupid deformities.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    They were tamed but never domesticated, probably because they don't breed well in captivity. I guess domestic cats had the advantage of being able to live in a state of semi-feralness around humans long enough for them to adapt to us.

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why they meow
    Other big cats meow. Go look up videos of cougars meowing and chirruping, its adorable.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >attempted
    Yes, Egyptians tried. Failed because their immune systems are a joke and they take way too long to put out a litter. They are also apparently prone to incest
    >arent super aggressive towards humans
    They aren't ambush predators. Showing your back to them triggers nothing. They are also related to domestic cats iirc, they aren't big cats

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They are also apparently prone to incest

      It's more that they don't have much of a choice. They have such a small gene pool, both due to current threats, as well as historic population bottlenecks. The entire species has about as much genetic diversity as a typical 3 generation human family.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    So
    Excuse me

    But should we domesticate cheetah, puma, or bobcat?
    I need bigger cats

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cheetah and bobcat, Bob for the the classic cat experience, but now bigger, and cheetah for those who can't choose between cat and dog.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cheetahs are the sighthounds of the cats, both physically and psychologically. I love them.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't pumas actually eat people

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        They can eat you but they won't if they consider you their friend/parent/lover. Just look at Messi.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >lover

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        ignore the morons saying no, catamounts eat people all the time. Goes unreported due to dumb laws.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      A puma could murder you, and it isn't outside of the realm of things it can wish to do. There's a few fatal attacks across North America every decades (last 2 were 5 years ago). They ambush hunt much bigger preys then themselves or us, so there's always the odd chance a passing skier or hiker will trigger them. Bobcats usually only attack as a result of rabies and can't really do much more damage than a coked up house cat on roids (so, not much beside hurting you like hell and passing on the rabies potentially). I think they are very asocial and generally dislike interaction so I'm not sure what's the point of investing the time in domesticating a cat that's still on average smaller than a Maine coon.
      I don't think Pumas would be safe in any urban environment. A Puma that decided to run away would be a fricking b***h to catch before it decides to snack on some toddlers. I have no way of comparing to pits, but I can't think about it being much safer. I would be very surprised if they could ever be domesticated to the point of being any safer than Huskies.
      Obviously things are different for wounded/handicapped animals that get fostered early and learn to understand their place in relation to ours.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Huskies are one of the safest if not the safest large dog breed, alongside some retrievers (excluding any mastiff or pitbull admixture, which is the likely cause of the few severe retriever attacks), and if you managed to eliminate all the low content wolfdogs husky fatalities would drop to 0. They are unlike even collies because they have no nipping instinct, and their bite rate only correlates with confinement and abuse. They have no working instincts whatsoever aside from a cheetah-like variant of prey drive, just a high energy level. If not kept confined or abused, they only pose a danger to other animals because their hunting instincts are very fine tuned for quadrupeds running away. The majority of large dogs have higher requirements - they can tolerate confinement or abuse but need to basically be mindbroken or strong guarding and dominance instincts drive them to bite people.

        Domesticating a puma to be as safe as a husky is impossible. They are ambush predators and will always be able to see anything that isn't looking at them as prey. A cheetah, however, could work.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Not all Huskies. My mom lived in Greenland as a kid and has at least two seperate stories of kids getting eaten or attempted eaten by Greenland Dogs, being bit to shit in the process. Generally yiu don't wanna stumble near a group of them.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            greenland dogs aren’t huskies. huskies are 45lb siberian rats that go err eeeeeeeehhhhhr and AAAAAAAA.

            https://i.imgur.com/NKoeEsp.jpg

            What THEY don't want you to know: No cats are domesticated. We just get along with the ones that can't kill and eat us.

            no, housecats are very domesticated. the wild ones are so much better at life it’s unreal. literally triple the average lifespan without human aid and a higher hunt success rate on more wily prey.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              >literally triple the average lifespan without human aid
              LITERALLY, (You) are a liar. Feral house cats in the wild are lucky to make it 6 or 8 years. A domesticated house cat can be expected to live for 20 years, if the owner isn't a blithering moron and takes basic care of them and feeds them quality food.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Feral housecats average 5 years. In the wild and in town.

                Wild african cats averaged fifteen years. 20 in captivity. They last 3 times longer even when “ferals” have free fricking food. Then again feral cats cant even survive period where there aren’t cars unless its some place without numerous predators or winter.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >75kg on average
        I would frick a puma up

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I wanna frick a puma

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      A puma could murder you, and it isn't outside of the realm of things it can wish to do. There's a few fatal attacks across North America every decades (last 2 were 5 years ago). They ambush hunt much bigger preys then themselves or us, so there's always the odd chance a passing skier or hiker will trigger them. Bobcats usually only attack as a result of rabies and can't really do much more damage than a coked up house cat on roids (so, not much beside hurting you like hell and passing on the rabies potentially). I think they are very asocial and generally dislike interaction so I'm not sure what's the point of investing the time in domesticating a cat that's still on average smaller than a Maine coon.
      I don't think Pumas would be safe in any urban environment. A Puma that decided to run away would be a fricking b***h to catch before it decides to snack on some toddlers. I have no way of comparing to pits, but I can't think about it being much safer. I would be very surprised if they could ever be domesticated to the point of being any safer than Huskies.
      Obviously things are different for wounded/handicapped animals that get fostered early and learn to understand their place in relation to ours.

      Bobcats are killing machines, they don't see you as a prey but certainly not as a friend, they hate anything that moves and can absolutely kill you, it's their only skill. You'd better trust a divorced wife than a bobcat.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        So basically an overgrown housecat?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pumas are a Bad Idea, even though there are some pics circulating with one or two people who managed to pull it off, a puma is a full-sized lion-tier hunting machine. Very Bad Idea.

      Cheetahs are a possibility, but they require a huge amount of space and exercise, and their food bill can be $1000/week (or the equivalent, or more). Keep in mind, vet bills for large, dangerous exotics are astronomical. You will want to be a wealthy person and not care about writing $10,000 checks regularly. Cheetahs are also highly social, so one by itself isn't a good idea.

      Bobcats are fricking psychos, one of the least domesticable cats on the planet. Do NOT EVER attempt to domesticate a bobcat. They're more like some sort of wolverine hybrid, with a nasty temper that wolverines avoid.

      And this:

      A puma could murder you, and it isn't outside of the realm of things it can wish to do. There's a few fatal attacks across North America every decades (last 2 were 5 years ago). They ambush hunt much bigger preys then themselves or us, so there's always the odd chance a passing skier or hiker will trigger them. Bobcats usually only attack as a result of rabies and can't really do much more damage than a coked up house cat on roids (so, not much beside hurting you like hell and passing on the rabies potentially). I think they are very asocial and generally dislike interaction so I'm not sure what's the point of investing the time in domesticating a cat that's still on average smaller than a Maine coon.
      I don't think Pumas would be safe in any urban environment. A Puma that decided to run away would be a fricking b***h to catch before it decides to snack on some toddlers. I have no way of comparing to pits, but I can't think about it being much safer. I would be very surprised if they could ever be domesticated to the point of being any safer than Huskies.
      Obviously things are different for wounded/handicapped animals that get fostered early and learn to understand their place in relation to ours.

      >Bobcats usually only attack as a result of rabies and can't really do much more damage than a coked up house cat on roids (so, not much beside hurting you like hell
      Absolute bullshit. A bobcat will kill you. They will slice you up so fricking bad you will bleed out before you can call 911. DO NOT EVER frick with bobcats.

      And, because the moron who made this webm included an empty audio stream in it, I have to post it to /wsg/ for your education:

      [...]

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Absolute bullshit. A bobcat will kill you.
        Find me a single verifiable recorded death by bobcat.
        Not saying it'll be pretty in the end, a bobcat will probably mess you up worse than a Cheetah, and again, if it attacked, its probably because it has rabies.

        ?si=QM4XqyOd-sDeUJ5z
        > Grab the bobcat like you would any cat having a tantrum.
        > Chuck it on the ground
        > Problem solved.
        Funny how having hands, higher cognitive skills and being upright means you aren't the same kind of prey as a fricking deer, you fricking moron.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I think one anon is already in the process of domesticating bobcats.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >people attempted to domesticate the cheetah
    A lot of cheetahs have been tamed.
    >thats why they meow
    They meow because of the structure of their larynx and hyoid bone.
    >arent super aggressive towards humans
    We are not a prey nor a predator to them, they have no reason to be aggressive toward humans. They are just kind cats.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cheetahs are easily tamed but that's not the reason for meowing

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Egyptians would use them in conjunction with hunting dogs, the dogs would hunt the prey and the cheetah would kill them.
    They aren't aggressive *at all* toward humans. Only two deaths are on record and they were from captive animals and 100% the fault of the person and not the animal (someone sneaking in the pen after dark and trying to hug the cats, a baby falling in the pen, that kind of shit). They don't know how to fight us. They jump on your back/shoulders and bite at your hair. Grab a stick and wave it and that's it, problem solved.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >someone sneaking in the pen after dark and trying to hug the cats
      Y-yeah who would try something like that haha

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        A 40 years old German lady, apparently.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          good im glad she's dead

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          she probably mistook it for her husband

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I know the domestication part is true but I really doubt the human aggression has anything at all to do with that. Cheetahs' hunting methods are nothing like those of other big cats, they are weak and are constantly being btfo by just about every other predator on the savanna and they know this, they have no good reason to pick a fight with a hulking biped that towers over them.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I really doubt the human aggression has anything at all to do with that.
        I think it must be at least 90% cheetah never see human in a situation where the human registers as a prey, and about or less 10% historical domestication. Otherwise young children running around cheetahs would not be as safe (although to be fair its usually something you get warned about if you are short/young, just don't run around them, its just safer).
        Otherwise I'm sure at some point a Cheetah must have spotted a relatively short person running and could have told itself it could try and trip it and strangle it, which I've never once heard about. All attacks were freak outs by animals with mental issues, one death was clearly defensive (the german lady sneaking in the pen at night to go hug them), the other one was a baby falling into the pen... There just isn't much that one kill a baby that fell into its pen, its just how it is.
        If domestication made them popular we would probably hear of a couple of attacks/death every year, but it could very well end up much lower than even Huskies, let alone pits.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >the domestication part is true
        no

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the dogs would hunt the prey and the cheetah would kill them
      And then a hyena would steal the pray from the cheetah

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >They aren't aggressive *at all* toward humans. Only two deaths are on record and they were from captive animals and 100% the fault of the person and not the animal
      Bloodthirsty cheetah claws typed this post

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        no we didnt

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard that too, where they were bred as pets via some culture

    They can meow due to being really big versions of "small cats", probably not through artificial selection, though.

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    That doesn't feel real

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