There are approximately 33 domesticated breeds of cats and over 500 million cats in homes across the world. The standard house cat descended from large predatorial cats such as the lion, tiger, lynx or the bobcat. It is believed that the domestication of cats started over 9,500 years ago. The ancient egyptians were some of the first people with evidence of having cats as pets.
Cats are considered carnivores, eating small rodents such as mice and rats, and other smaller creatures such as fish. Night vision is a sense that cats have to be able to help them hunt at night, which they have received genetically from their ancestors.