Amazing Cats Facts and Cats Information For Cat Lovers (Part 1)(interestingawesome.blogspot.com)
“Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.”
Cats are cute, adorable and furry. Time spent with cats is never wasted. They understand our feelings, emotions but they tend to be very lazy. But they are the most popular pets in western countries. Cats are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. There are so many cat facts, kitten facts, and cat information on this list. So cat lovers, here are some amazing facts about your beloved friend that you must know.
- Cats are the most popular pet in the United States: There are 88 million pet cats and 74 million dogs.
- On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life. Lazy, very lazy. Arn't they?
- Unlike dogs, cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor. Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.
- There are about 70 different cat breeds and a staggering 500 million pet cats in the world. And in every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia. Ek....:*)o_O
- There are cats who have survived falls from over 32 stories (320 meters) onto concrete. ), due largely to their “righting reflex.” The eyes and balance organs in the inner ear tell it where it is in space so the cat can land on its feet. Even cats without a tail have this ability.
- Female cats tend to be right pawed, while male cats are more often left pawed. Interestingly, while 90% of humans are right handed, the remaining 10% of lefties also tend to be male.
- A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
- A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions. And for more accurately they have a brain 90% similar to the human brain.
- Just as a dog’s bark has several different meanings, a cat may purr because it is nervous, happy or feeling unwell. Also Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs make around 10.
- Cats are often lactose intolerant , so stop givin’ them milk. But they are lovers of fish , but too much tuna can cause them to become addicted to this meat. So give them some tuna instead of milk.
- When cats are first born, they have blue eyes. Over time, the colour changes. Kittens also have much sharper teeth than adult cats. Their teeth become blunt when they are around 6 months old.Also cats which have blue eyes for the duration of their lives are likely to be deaf.
- Unlike many other animals, cats cannot produce fat on their own. It’s important to give your pet a balanced diet which includes good fats.They cannot survive eating a vegetarian diet, which is why it’s important to feed your cat meat.
- While it is commonly thought that the ancient Egyptians were the first to domesticate cats, the oldest known pet cat was recently found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. This grave predates early Egyptian art depicting cats by 4,000 years or more. Also, it was illegal to slay cats in ancient Egypt, in large part because they provided the great service of controlling the rat population.
- The first cat in space was a French cat named Felicette (a.k.a. “Astrocat”) In 1963, France blasted the cat into outer space. Electrodes implanted in her brains sent neurological signals back to Earth. She survived the trip.
- A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.Hearing is the strongest of cat’s senses: They can hear sounds as high as 64 kHz compared with humans, who can hear only as high as 20 kHz.Also,cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears which help them to move their ears separately .
- A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance which is faster than Usain Bolt.And also they can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
- A cat rubs against people not only to be affectionate but also to mark out its territory with scent glands around its face. The tail area and paws also carry the cat’s scent.That's tricky.
- Most cats give birth to a litter of between one and nine kittens. The largest known litter ever produced was 19 kittens, of which 15 survived. Also over her lifetime, a cat called Dusty had a total of 420 kittens while the oldest cat to give birth to kittens was called Kitty. She was 30 years old when she birthed her last kittens.
- A cat’s cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive information processing) has 300 million neurons, compared with a dog’s 160 million. Also cats have a longer-term memory than dogs, especially when they learn by actually doing rather than simply seeing. But basically,cats have a lower social IQ than dogs but can solve more difficult cognitive problems when they feel like it.
- The biggest wildcat today is the Siberian Tiger. It can be more than 12 feet (3.6 m) long (about the size of a small car) and weigh up to 700 pounds (317 kg).
- The smallest wildcat today is the Black-footed cat. The females are less than 20 inches (50 cm) long and can weigh as little as 2.5 lbs (1.2 kg).
- The record for the world’s longest cat was 48.5 inches.
- The heaviest cat on record is Himmy, a Tabby from Queensland, Australia. He weighed nearly 47 pounds (21 kg). He died at the age of 10.
- The lightest cat on record is a blue point Himalayan called Tinker Toy, who weighed 1 pound, 6 ounces (616 g). Tinker Toy was 2.75 inches (7 cm) tall and 7.5 inches (19 cm) long.
- The tiniest cat on record is Mr. Pebbles, a 2-year-old cat that weighed 3 lbs (1.3 k) and was 6.1 inches (15.5 cm) high.
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