Learn how to keep your cat safe, healthy, and active. Topics include breeds, handling, grooming, feeding, budget, cat senses and behavior, the meaning of cat sounds, tricks to teach a cat, emergency situations, traveling with a cat, diseases, reproduction, genetics and showmanship.
Important project information:
- AnSci Updates for 2015 - posted March 12, 2015
- Animal science ID requirements and processes - updated to reflect meat goat ID change March 11, 2015
- Animal science projects lease fact sheet
- Animal science show requirements sheet for all species
- Animal science 4-H premise ID information
- Cloverbud information sheet
State & regional events
To view county or local club events, visit the county website.
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Cat Project resources
Beginning to learn about cats:
- Cat 1 - Purr-fect Pals ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
Some experience with this project:
- Cat 2 - Climbing Up! ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
Looking for a challenge:
- Cat 3 - Leaping Forward ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
Project leader resources
- Cat - Helper's Guide ($3.95 (40 pages) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Cat - Set of Four ($15.40 (40 pages each) Find this in the 4-H Mall)
- Cat Pet Activity Page
- Washington State Cat Project
4-H Youth record keeping
- Pets (small pets, dogs, rabbits) evaluation sheet (42 K PDF) Revised April, 2010
To get involved with the 4-H Cat Project, contact your county 4-H office.
All resources on this page have been reviewed by our faculty and included for their educational value. No endorsement is intended or implied. Minnesota 4-H does not profit from the inclusion of any commercial project resources.