Wednesday , 24 April 2024

50 amazing facts about cats

Facts about cats

1.  Do you know that cats can drink sea water to re-hydrate themselves!!  Their kidneys have the ability to expel the salt, while allowing water to re-hydrate the feline.

2.  Are you having a cat?  Did you observe whether your cat is left pawed or right pawed?  If you are having a female cat then it will be mostly left pawed and if it is a  male cat it will be right pawed.

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3.  Do you know that your cat’s brain is similar to you?  Yes, cat’s brain is more similar to human brain.

4.  Your cat can outrun Usain Bolt!!  Yes your cat can run at a speed of 31 mph, and the speed of Bolt is 27 mph.

facts about cats

5.  Do you know that cats have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species??

6.  Cats sweat through their paws, they don’t have sweat glands on their bodies like us.

7.  Cats don’t want to drink water from the water bowl next to their bowl because they think that it might be contaminated.

8.  Did you ever observe for how much time your cat sleeps? Cats sleep for more than 70% of their lives, which is 16 hours per day.

9.  Have you ever been to Disneyland? Did you find any rodents over there? Most probably you might have failed, Disneyland owns more than 200 feral cats and they are released in the nighst to feed on hundreds of rodents.

10.  Did you ever observe your cats toes?? It has five toes in the front paw and four in the back paw.  But if  you are living in Boston, US., your cat may be polydactyl, which means your cat will have extra toes.

11.  In Egypt, in ancient days, cats are used to protect crops from rats and other rodents.

12.  Did you ever observe that your cat has not got  impressed by cupcakes or other sweets?  This is because cat’s taste buds cannot detect sugar.

13.  Do you use the cat flap door in your home?  Issac Newton invented it.

14.  Did you ever observe your cat roaming in the house, even when all lights are off!!  This is because your cat can see at even one-sixth of the light level required for human vision.

15.  If you had a chance to meet Adolf Hitler and Dwight D. Eisenhower with your cat then they would have killed it, as they hate cats.  But if you meet Abraham Lincoln or Robert E. Lee then they would be happy, as they love cats.

16.  Your cat purrs around 26 times a second, which is same as an idling diesel engine.  And your cat purrs continuously.

17.  Cat’s can hear ultrasonic sounds, whereas dogs and humans cannot.  Rodents use ultrasonic sounds to communicate.

18.  Do you know that cat uses its whiskers to gauge whether it can fit through an opening or not!!

19.  Cats need Taurine, an amino acid.  Without it, your cat would go blind.

20.   There are more than 5oo million domestic cats in the world, making them as one of the popular pet in the world.  There are around 33 breeds.

21.  Humans and cats have been associated for nearly 10000 years, which is a very long time.

22.  A male cat is called tom, and a female one is called molly or queen while a group of young cats are called kittens.

23.  Your cat usually weighs around 4 kilograms to 5 kilograms.

24.  21.297 is the weight of an heaviest domestic cat.

25.  Cats life span is 12 to 15 years.

26.  Be careful on roads with your pet, it is illegal not to report a accident involving dog, or even a farm animal, but not cats.

27.  Cats express their feelings by using their tails.  If your cat quivers her tail, it indicates that she loves you.  If your cat is thrashing its tail, stay away from it, it is in bad mood.

28.  Cats meow rarely at other cats, they usually do it for humans.

29.  Did you ever notice whether you cat has eyelashes or not? because most cats don’t have eyelashes.

30.  Your cat can make more than 100 sounds, where as a dog can make only 10.

31.  In US, residents spend four billion dollars on cats and dogs.

32.  Did you try to speak to your cat? It seems weird but, the more you talk to your cat, the more it will speak to you.

33.  In 1750’s  cats came from Europe to America as pest controllers.

34.  A group of adult cats is called a “clowder”.

35.  Kittens lose their needle-sharp milk teeth after six months.

36.  A cat’s heart beats at a rate of 110 to 140 times per minute, which is almost double the rate of  human heart.

37.  Cats have more bones than humans, they have 24 more bones.

38.  There are only three Marbled cats still in existence worldwide, of which one is in the United States.

39.  Make sure before you feed your cat, that it is neither too hot nor too cold.  Cats prefer their food at room temperature.

40.  Most kittens are born with blue eyes.

41.  Cats actually have dreams. They start dreaming when they are a week old.

42.  Maine Coons can weigh up to  24 pounds.  They are the most massive breed of house cats.

43.  Nose print is unique in cats.

44.  Cats greet one  another by rubbing their noses together.

45.  About 50 million cats are overweight.

46.  The outer layers of cat’s hair are called, the guard hair and the awn hair.

47.  Your cat can reach heights, up to five times of its own height per jump.

48.  Your cat can survive drops, even from heights above 20 meters.

49.  “Bezoar” is the technical name for a cat’s hairball.

50.  Nearly four million cats are born in Asia every year.

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