25 Facts about Cats
Are you a cat lover? Then, it would help if you know more about your kitty.
Cats are adorable, lovable and cute pets to keep. Simply put the litter box outside and they know where to poop. They don’t need too much attention because cats have their own little world. Not only that, kitty knows how to clean and groom themselves. They are very easy to take care of. Now, let’s get to know your kitty-cat well.
Here are lists of facts about cats:
Cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping, which means a cat with nine years old has been awake for only 3 years of its life.
A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.
Cats sweat only through their paws, so it’s not advisable to declaw your kittens. Also, they can smell with their paws.
Believe it or not. Cats may get a little psycho about their water. They don’t want to drink from a water bowl with their food next to it. It has something to do back in the wilds that they don’t drink water near their prey because the water might have been polluted by their newly killed prey.
Cats make hundred different sounds while dogs only make 10 sounds.
Cats maintain their heads leveled as they chase their prey.
Cats were believed to be evil in the Middle Ages. Cats were used in witchcraft. Pope Gregory IX stated that devils transform themselves into cats so they were killed and burned. The absence of cats led to the increase of rat population and exacerbated the effects of the Black Death.
Cats hear better than dogs. They are able to hear high frequency sounds higher than humans could.
Cats rub against people not only to show affection but also to mark out its territory.
Cats can run over 31 mph over a short distance.
Disneyland owns over 200 feral cats and release them at night to keep the little Mickys and Minnies mouse population under control.
Old cats that suffer from Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome meow too much. The syndrome keeps them awake at night causing them to wander and cry around. You can comfort your cats at night by keeping them indoors and providing them extra blankets to sleep.
Cats can be your alert signal to possible earthquakes. They are very sensitive to vibration. They are able to detect earthquake tremors. So when you see your cat behaving oddly or running away, it might be because of the earth’s shaking.
Most cats don’t have any eyelashes.
A cat has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
Their eyes are like built-in flashlights. They are able to see very well in the dark because their eyes reflect light.
Cat’s pee glows in the dark with a black light or UV light. So if you smell cat piss at home, use black light to locate where your little, naughty kitty peed.
Just as how unique human fingerprints are, the cats have nose prints that are unique too.
Cats quiver their tails as they get near you to show their love and care.
Domestic cats hold their tails straight up while walking and wild ones tuck their tails between their legs.
When your cat hisses and thrashes its tail, you need to leave her alone and allow the cat to calm down. Cats have emotions too. They need some time alone when they get upset the same as when we get mad.
Cats squeeze their eyes shut when they are happy.
Cats have good hygiene but for some reason, they hate water. They resist when you try to bathe them. Although, their fur’s top layer is water-resistant, their fur gets waterlogged when they get drenched and could weigh the cat down.
Cats can give birth to a litter of between two to nine kittens.
Cats can’t sense any sweet tastes. Studies show that cats don’t show any response to sucrose and several other sugars.