Sand Cats Habitat Description
The Sand cat hides leftover food in the sand.
Sand cats habitat description. Residential and commercial development biological resource use human pressures habitat loss and cross breeding with domestic cats. They manage to find food there where it is in principle very little. The Sand Cat is found in deserts and other very dry habitats with sparse vegetation.
They are sand-dwelling inhabiting dry plains and rocky valleys where conditions are extreme. They prefer flat or undulating terrain with sparse vegetation retreating into burrows during extreme conditions to. Conditions are extreme in the desert and temperatures can reach 124º F during the day and 31º F at night.
The tail is ringed and there are dark horizontal bars on the legs. Sand cats live in temperatures that sometimes rise to more than 40C 104F. Habitats Sand cats lived in small caves or burrows in deserts or steppes.
Velvet cats prefer to live in sand dunes but sometimes these animals are moving closer to the water. And allactaga tetradactyla and hamsters but also often takes sand grouse pterocles sp larks eg. Faint black stripes on its sides.
Also found in rocky valleys with shrubs and trees. It is one of few wild cat species that occupies true desert habitat. Sand cats like their food.
Number of sand cats decreased drastically in the past couple of decades due to habitat loss poaching recreational hunt and introduction of new species which compete for the prey and spread diseases. In Turkmenistan the sand cat was described as most abundant amongst extensive stabilized sand dunes and heavier clay soil habitats. They played an essential part in their local areas as they kept the population of rodents and vermin under control.
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