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A clowder is a term used for a colony of cats; but you can also refer to a group of cats as a cluster, clutter, glaring, destruction, dout, clot, nuisance, or pounce. Alternatively, a group of kittens, or baby cats in that matter, is called a kindle; but you can also refer to a group of kittens as a litter.

Why is a group of cats called a clowder?[]

According to Teresa Keiger, self-proclaimed word nerd and creative director of the Cat Fanciers' Association, the word clowder is English. Its origins trace back to the word "clotern.”

How does a cat clowder work?[]

A single clowder could have up to 20 cats within it. Most clowders are in urban cities. A clowder could have started by one female and another male mated with her and made kittens and they mated and have since made a family chain.

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