Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and there’s a reason why. They’re cute, cuddly, and have a lot of personality. But there’s more to these furry little creatures than meets the eye. Here are 134 detailed facts about cats that you may not know.
1. Stubbs the Cat Was Mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 20 Years
He was originally adopted by the town’s residents in 1997 after he was found abandoned in a box near the local general store. He passed away in 2017 at the age of 20. In the small town of Talkeetna, Alaska, a cat named Stubbs held the honorary title of mayor for 20 years. Stubbs was known for his laid-back attitude and his love of napping in the sun.
2. Cats Spend A Whopping 70% Of Their Life Asleep
So, it’s no wonder that they spend the majority of their time resting. In fact, cats spend a whopping 70% of their lives asleep! They have to groom themselves, hunt for food, and take care of their young- all of which require a lot of energy. Cats are known for being lazy creatures- spending a majority of their lives asleep. While this may seem like a lot, it’s actually not that surprising when you think about all the things cats have to do when they’re awake.
3. Cat Whiskers Are the Same Width As Their Body
This is just one of the many fascinating facts about cats that you may not know. Did you know that cat whiskers are the same width as their body? Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and their whiskers are a big part of what makes them so adorable.
4. Feline Purrs Could Improve Bone Density and Promote Healing
Purring is one of the most iconic sounds a cat can make, and it turns out that this behavior may have some benefits for feline health. Studies have shown that cats who purr frequently have better bone density and heal faster from injuries.
One theory is that the vibration created by purring helps to stimulate bone growth. Another possibility is that purring helps to release endorphins, which can promote healing. So why does purring have these effects?
So if your kitty is purring away, you can rest assured that they’re getting some health benefits. Whatever the mechanism, it’s clear that purring is good for cats!
5. Cats Are The Only Mammals That Can’t Taste Sweet
This is because they lack the ability to taste a sugar called “fructo-6-glucose”. Cats are the only mammals that can’t taste sweet. Cats also have a very different digestive system from other mammals, which may be why they don’t have a sweet tooth.
6. You Can Communicate With Your Cat By Blinking
Cats are often thought of as aloof and uninterested in their owners, but the truth is that they are very communicative creatures. One way you can communicate with your cat is by blinking. When you blink slowly and deliberately, your cat will understand that you are trying to communicate with them. This is a great way to bond with your cat and to let them know that you love them.
7. Cats Have Been Living With Humans For At Least 9,5000 Years
This is based on the fact that the domesticated cat is a descendant of the African wildcat, which is thought to have been domesticated in the Near East about 9,500 years ago. Cats have been living with humans for at least 9,500 years. The first evidence of cats living with humans comes from the island of Cyprus, where a cat skeleton was found in a 9,500-year-old human grave.
In the 17th century, they began to be kept as pets in England. Cats spread throughout Europe, and by the Middle Ages, they were common in homes and churches. Cats were probably brought to Europe by the Romans, as they were thought to be good luck charms.
Cats quickly became popular in the New World, and were often used to control rat populations. The first cats in North America were brought over by the Pilgrims on the Mayflower.
Today, there are an estimated 600 million cats in the world, with around 60 million of them living in the United States.
8. A Group Of Cats Is Called A Clowder
A clowder typically consists of three to five cats, but can be as large as 20. Cats in a clowder will often groom each other and sleep in a heap. The word is derived from the Old English word for “clot” or “lump”. Clowders are usually led by a single alpha cat. A clowder is a group of cats.
9. Cat Tongues Are Covered With Tiny Barbs
If you have ever been licked by a cat, you know that their tongues can feel like sandpaper. However, they can also be a source of irritation for their owners. These barbs help to keep their fur clean and their skin healthy. Cats are known for their tongues, which are covered in tiny barbs.
They also need to be provided with a litter box for elimination. While most people think of cats as being low-maintenance pets, they actually require a fair amount of care and attention. In addition to regular grooming, cats need to be fed a nutritious diet and have access to clean water.
Some of the most common health problems in cats include upper respiratory infections, dental disease, and obesity. While cats are generally healthy animals, they are susceptible to a number of health problems.
10. Cats Can Be Clicker Trained
Cats are often thought of as aloof and uninterested in humans, but the truth is that they are very intelligent creatures that can be trained using positive reinforcement, just like dogs. This means that cats can learn to associate a particular behavior with a positive outcome, such as a treat or a toy. Clicker training is a popular method for training cats, and it is based on the principle of operant conditioning.
more enjoyable. It is also a great way to give your cat some mental stimulation and to help them burn off some of that excess energy. Clicker training is a great way to bond with your cat and to teach them tricks or behaviors that can make their life (and yours!)
11. The Worlds Fattest Cat Weighed 39.6 Pounds
It’s a wonder how this cat was able to survive. In this section, we’ll be discussing the world’s fattest cat. The cat was put down due to its poor health. This cat was so overweight that it could barely move. This is a cautionary tale about the dangers of overfeeding your cat. This cat weighed an astounding 39.6 pounds! Unfortunately, this cat’s story does not have a happy ending. Can you imagine?
12. The World Is (Sadly) FULL Of Fat Cats
And while we love our feline friends, there’s no denying that many of them are… well, a little on the heavy side. There are an estimated 600 million domestic cats in the world, with around 60 million of those in the United States alone.
That’s a problem not just for their health, but for our wallets too: obese cats cost their owners an estimated $1 billion more in vet bills each year than cats of a healthy weight. In fact, a recent study found that nearly 60% of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese.
In many cases, it’s simply because we’re overfeeding them. So why are our cats getting so fat? But there are other factors at play, including a lack of exercise and certain health conditions.
Here are a few tips on how to do that. Whatever the reason, it’s important to help our feline friends slim down to a healthy weight.
13. The Longest Cat Ever Was 48.5 Inches Long
In August 2010, a 48.5-inch-long cat named Stewie was entered into the 2010 edition of the Guinness World Records as the world’s longest domestic cat. Stewie was born on March 8, 2005, and his owner, Robin Hendrickson, of Syracuse, New York, USA, had him measured at the age of five.
14. Félicette Was The First (And Only) Cat In Space
She was launched into space aboard a Véronique AG1 rocket and reached an altitude of 107 kilometers (about 66 miles). In 1963, a French cat named Félicette became the first (and only) cat to go to space. After the mission, she was euthanized so that her brain could be studied further. Félicette was outfitted with electrodes that were used to study her brainwaves during the flight.
15. The Oldest Cat Ever Was 38 Years Old
In February of 2014, Creme Puff, a gray tabby, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest cat ever. Creme Puff passed away on August 6, 2005, at the age of 38 years and 3 days. Creme Puff was born on August 3, 1967, and lived with her owner, Jake Perry, in Austin, Texas.
16. Gumpy Cat’s Real Name is Tardar Sauce
She was born on April 4, 2012, and her owner Tabatha Bundesen says that her grumpy-looking face is due to feline dwarfism and an underbite. Tardar Sauce has appeared on numerous television shows, been the subject of Internet memes, and has even been made into a plush toy. Tardar Sauce is the real name of Gumpy Cat, a popular Internet meme cat.
17. Blackie Holds The Record for Richest Cat
Blackie’s owner, Mrs. Gough, had passed away and left him to her 15 cats in her will. The other cats were put up for auction as well, but Blackie was the only one to fetch such a high price. In 2007, Blackie, a black cat from London, was auctioned off for $80,000, making him the richest cat in the world.
18. Merlin The Cat Has The Record For The Loudest Purr
Merlin has been featured in the Guinness World Records, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and in National Geographic. Merlin the Cat, from Oregon, United States, has the record for the loudest purr by a domestic cat, at 67.8 decibels.
19. Cats Can’t Focus On Anything Less Than A Foot In Front Of Them
Cats can see in color, but their world appears to be “cat-gray.” Cats cannot focus on anything that is more than a foot away from them. This is why it is difficult to train a cat to do tricks. However, their visual acuity is not as good as that of humans or other animals, such as dogs. Cats have excellent vision and can see in near-darkness.
20. (Most) Cats Have 18 Toes
Most cats have 18 toes. This is because they have four toes on each front paw and five on each back paw. The extra toe on the back paw is called the dewclaw and is often removed.
21. Cats Have Whiskers In Places Other Than Their Face
They help cats to navigate their environment and to hunt. Cats have whiskers in many places on their bodies, not just on their faces. These whiskers are called vibrissae, and they are very sensitive. Vibrissae are also found on a cat’s legs, shoulders, and tail.
22. Male Cats Are More Likely To Be Left-Pawed
And according to a study done by the University of Vienna, male cats are more likely to be left-pawed while female cats are more likely to be right-pawed. While most cats are ambidextrous, meaning they use both their right and left paws equally, some have a dominant paw.
23. Your Cat Is Faster Than Usain Bolt
And in 2016, he again lowered the record to 9.58 seconds. But there’s one creature that can outrun Bolt: the cat. In 2012, he lowered that record to 9.51 seconds. In 2008, Usain Bolt set the world record for the 100-meter dash with a time of 9.58 seconds.
That means that if a cat were to race Bolt, the cat would win by a nose. So why can’t Bolt run as fast as a cat? The average house cat can run up to 30 miles per hour.
Cats are built for speed. They also have retractable claws that help them get a grip on the ground and push off quickly. They have long, powerful legs and flexible spines that help them accelerate quickly and change direction quickly. It all has to do with physiology.
His long strides help him maintain his speed over long distances. Bolt, on the other hand, is built for endurance. And his muscular build helps him generate the power necessary to maintain that speed.
But if you’re looking for the fastest creature on Earth, you’ll have to look elsewhere. So if you’re looking for a fast pet, get a cat. If you’re looking for a long-distance runner, get a dog.
24. Cats Spend An Average Of 5 Hours A Day Grooming
On average, cats spend 5 hours a day grooming themselves. Cats are known for their fastidious grooming habits, and they spend a significant amount of time each day keeping themselves clean. This includes licking their fur, cleaning their ears, and stretching.
Grooming also helps to keep cats cool in the summer months. It helps them to remove dirt and debris from their fur, and it also helps to spread their natural oils evenly throughout their coat. Cats groom themselves for a variety of reasons.
If your cat does not enjoy being brushed, it is important to respect their wishes and not force them. While some cats enjoy being groomed by their owners, others do not.
25. Cats Have Curved Claws Which Prevents Them From “Climbing Down”
Cats have curved claws which prevent them from “climbing down”. This allows them to grip onto surfaces and keep their balance. Cats are known for their agility and ability to climb trees, but did you know that their claws play a big role in this? When a cat wants to come down from a high place, they will use their claws to help them lower themselves down slowly and safely.
26. Your Cat Can Smell The Air (Like A Snake)
This is because they have a very strong sense of smell. Cats are able to smell very well, even better than dogs. In fact, your cat can smell the air just like a snake can. Cats use their sense of smell to help them find food, avoid predators, and even communicate with other cats.
27. Female Cats Can Become Pregnant At Only 4 Months Old!
Cats also have a very short gestation period, which is only about 63 days. This means that they can have multiple litters of kittens in a single year. Female cats can become pregnant at only 4 months old, which is much younger than most other animals. This is because they reach sexual maturity earlier than most other animals.
28. Cats, Camels, and Giraffes All Walk The Same Way
Cats, camels, and giraffes all walk the same way. This is because they are all four-legged animals with hooves. This gives them a smooth, rolling gait. When they walk, they place their left front leg and their right rear leg forward at the same time, then do the same with their right front leg and left rear leg.
29. Cats Hate The Smell Of Citrus
This is likely because the smell is so strong and overwhelming to them. Citrus fruits are also known to be poisonous to cats, so it’s best to avoid giving them any. However, it turns out that cats actually hate the smell of citrus. Cats are often known for their love of all things citrus.
30. Catnip Doesn’t Affect Cats Until They’re At Least Three Months Old
It turns out that catnip doesn’t affect cats until they’re at least three months old. If you’ve ever given your cat a sprig of catnip and watched them go crazy, you may be wondering why the plant has such a powerful effect on our feline friends. After that, it’s all downhill from there!
While the jury is still out on exactly how catnip works its magic, we do know that it contains a chemical called nepetalactone. This substance is similar to the active ingredient in marijuana, and it binds to receptors in a cat’s brain that are responsible for their sense of smell.
The effects usually last for about 10 minutes before wearing off. Once a cat smells nepetalactone, it can result in a whole range of reactions, from mild excitement to outright euphoria. Some cats will roll around in catnip, while others will chew on it or just rub their face in it.
So, if you’re wondering why your kitten doesn’t seem to be affected by catnip, don’t worry – they’ll grow into it!
31. Spaying and Neutering Can Increase A Cat’s Lifespan
Cats are wonderful, loving creatures that make great pets. One of the best things you can do for your cat is to have them spayed or neutered. This simple procedure can have a profound impact on their health and lifespan. They are relatively easy to care for and can provide years of companionship.
It also helps reduce the number of unwanted cats, which often end up in shelters or on the streets. Spaying or neutering your cat can help them live a longer, healthier life. The procedure eliminates the risk of certain cancers and other health problems.
It’s one of the best things you can do for your furry friend. If you’re considering getting a cat, or if you already have one, be sure to talk to your veterinarian about spaying or neutering.
32. Cat’s Use Meowing To Communicate With Us Not Other Cats
Cats use a variety of vocalizations, including meowing, purring, and hissing, to communicate with us. While some people believe that cats meow to communicate with other cats, this is actually not the case. When it comes to trying to communicate with their owners, cats meow for a variety of reasons. Whether they’re trying to get attention, food, or simply want to be left alone, this is their way of letting us know.
33. Cats Instintually Use The Litter Box
Once a cat has learned to use the litter box, they will typically continue to use it throughout their life. While some cats may require a little bit of training to use the litter box, most will take to it instinctively. Cats are often lauded for their cleanliness, and one of the reasons for this is their instinctive use of the litter box.
34. Issac Newton May Have Created The First Cat Door
34. Issac Newton May Have Created The First Cat Door
In 1687, Issac Newton published his groundbreaking work, Principia Mathematica, which laid the foundations for classical mechanics. But did you know that this same work may have also contained the first ever reference to a cat door?
In one of the book’s appendices, Newton includes a letter from a friend who describes a device he has built to keep his cats from entering his study. The device is essentially a small door that only the cats can use, and it seems to have been quite effective!
Whether or not Newton was the first person to ever build a cat door is impossible to say, but it’s certainly possible that he was. And if that’s the case, then we have one of the greatest minds of all time to thank for this convenient invention!
35. Cats Place Their Back Paw In The Spot As Their Front Paw When Walking
Cats have a unique way of walking that helps them keep their balance and move quietly. This helps them keep their footing and helps them move more gracefully. When a cat walks, they place their back paw in the spot where their front paw was just placed.
36. In Just Seven Years, A Pair Of Cats and Their Kittens Could Produce 420,000 Kittens
But if you do the math, you’ll see that even one cat can produce a lot of kittens in just a few years. In just seven years, a pair of cats and their kittens could produce 420,000 kittens. If you’re thinking about getting a cat, or you already have one, you might be wondering how many kittens they could have. The answer depends on a few factors, including how many litters the cat has and how many kittens are in each litter. That’s a lot of cats!
37. Chocolate Isn’t Just Bad For Dogs, It’s Poisonous For Cats Too
In severe cases, chocolate poisoning can be fatal. However, many people are unaware of the dangers that chocolate poses to their pets. Chocolate is poisonous to both dogs and cats and can cause serious health problems if ingested. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning include vomiting, diarrhea, tremors, and seizures. If you suspect that your pet has ingested chocolate, it is important to seek veterinary care immediately. Chocolate is a common household item that is often enjoyed by people of all ages.
38. Cats Have A Special Bone Structure That Allows Them To Be Extra Flexible…And Extra Athletic
Their bones are much more flexible than ours, and they have more joints than we do. And it’s not just their bones that are special – their muscles are also very flexible, which allows them to run, jump, and climb with ease. Cats are known for their agility and flexibility, and it’s all thanks to their unique bone structure. This allows them to twist and turn their bodies in ways that we could never dream of.
39. Cats Have Trouble Detecting Slow Movements
Cats are known for their quick reflexes and agility, but it turns out they may not be as good at detecting slow movements as we thought. A new study has found that cats have trouble detecting slow movements, which could explain why they sometimes seem to be oblivious to things happening right in front of them.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, found that cats only responded to slow movements 50% of the time, and they were more likely to respond to fast movements. The researchers believe that this is because cats are more tuned into movements that are potential threats, like a predator sneaking up on them.
So next time your cat seems to be ignoring you, don’t take it personally—they may just not be able to see you moving slowly!
40. Cats Have 22 Bones In Their Tail Alone!
Cats have 22 bones in their tail alone! This is just one of the many interesting facts about cats that you may not know. In this section, we will take a closer look at some of the more interesting facts about cats. Cats are fascinating creatures, and there is a lot to learn about them.
41. Cats Can Jump Up To 9 Times Their Height!
Cats are known for their agility and ability to jump high, and they often use these skills to escape danger or to catch their prey. But just how high can cats jump?
According to one study, the average domestic cat can jump up to six times their own body length. This means that a cat that is two feet long can jump up to 12 feet in the air!
However, other studies have found that cats can jump even higher than this. One study found that cats can jump up to nine times their own body length, which means that a two-foot-long cat could jump up to 18 feet in the air!
So, next time you see a cat jump, be impressed! They are truly amazing creatures.
42. Ancient Egyptians Shaved Their Eyebrows As A Sign Of Mourning When Their Cats Passed Away
This was seen as a sign of respect for the animal and a way to mourn their loss. When ancient Egyptians lost their beloved cats, they showed their grief by shaving off their eyebrows.
43. Cats Have A Wider Field Of View Than Humans
Cats have a wider field of view than humans, allowing them to see more of their surroundings at any given time. Cats also have excellent night vision, which allows them to hunt effectively in low light conditions. This gives them an advantage when it comes to spotting predators or prey, and helps them to avoid being ambushed.
44. Cats Are Obligate Carnivores
Cats have shorter intestines than omnivores, which helps them to better absorb nutrients from animal-based proteins. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that their bodies are designed to digest and use only animal-based proteins. This is in contrast to dogs and humans, who are omnivores, and can digest both plant and animal-based proteins.
45. There Are 75 Million Cats In The United States
There are an estimated 75 million cats living in the United States as of 2017. That’s a lot of cats! Here are some fun facts about our feline friends:
46. A Male Cat Is Called A Tom
The term tomcat may also refer to a male cat in heat. A tomcat is a male cat.
47. Your Cat Is More Than 95% Tiger
Here are some more fun facts about your feline friend that you may not have known. Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and their popularity is only increasing. Though they make loyal, loving, and tidy pets, many people don’t realize that their cats are actually more tiger than domestic feline. In fact, cats are only about 5% domestic, which means that your average house cat is about 95% tiger!
48. Cat’s Have Powerful Night Vision That’s 6 to 8 Times More Powerful Than Humans
Cats have powerful night vision that’s 6 to 8 times more powerful than humans. So, if you’re ever feeling like your cat is staring at you in the middle of the night, they probably are! Cats are known for their sharp vision, but did you know that their night vision is even more impressive? Their superior night vision is due to their large pupils and high number of light-sensitive cells in their eyes. This means that they can see in near-darkness and are able to spot prey that would be invisible to us.
49. A Cat’s Normal Body Temperature Is Between 100.5 °F and 102.5°F
A cat’s temperature can vary depending on the time of day and their activity level. A cat’s temperature will be lower in the morning and higher in the evening. A cat’s temperature will also be higher when they are active and lower when they are resting. A cat’s normal body temperature is between 100.5 °F and 102.5°F.
50. Cats Are Crepuscular Animals
Cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. Cats are also known for their love of napping, and they will often sleep for up to 18 hours a day. This is due to their natural hunting instincts; they are able to take advantage of the low light to stalk their prey.
51. Disneyland Is Home To Dozens Of Working Cats
One of the most popular places to find working cats is at Disneyland, where they help keep the park clean and free of rodents. Cats have been living and working alongside humans for centuries, and their skills and abilities have been utilized in a variety of ways.
There are dozens of working cats at Disneyland, and they each have their own unique personalities and skills. Some of the most popular working cats at Disneyland include Max, a black cat who helps keep the park free of rodents; and Jasper, a orange tabby who helps keep the park clean.
Working cats are an important part of the Disneyland team, and they help to make the park a safe and fun place for everyone.
52. On Average, Indoor Cats Live A LOT Longer Than Outdoor Cats
While most cats enjoy spending time outdoors, indoor cats typically live much longer than their outdoor counterparts. On average, indoor cats live 12-18 years, while outdoor cats only live 2-5 years. There are many reasons for this discrepancy, including exposure to predators, diseases, and traffic.
Indoor cats are also less likely to be involved in fights with other animals, which can result in injuries or even death. Furthermore, indoor cats have a more predictable and consistent food supply, which can help them to maintain their health and extend their lifespan.
So, if you’re looking for a feline friend that will be with you for many years to come, consider adopting an indoor cat!
53. Didga The Cat Holds The Record For Most Tricks In One Minute
Didga the Cat holds the record for the most tricks in one minute. The tricks were: sitting up, rolling over, high-fiving, playing dead, spinning around, and standing on her hind legs.
54. Cats Prefer Their Food Body Temperature
A diet consisting only of plant-based proteins is not sufficient to meet a cat’s needs. In the wild, cats eat their prey whole, including the fur, bones, and organs. The prey is typically eaten within minutes of being caught, which means that it is eaten raw and at body temperature. Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they require animal protein to survive.
A study conducted by the University of California, Davis found that when cats were offered both raw and cooked chicken, they preferred the raw chicken by a margin of 2 to 1. The study also found that when cats were offered both raw and cooked beef, they showed no preference. It is thought that the preference for raw chicken is due to the higher moisture content, as well as the higher protein and fat content of raw chicken as compared to cooked chicken.
The study’s lead author, Dr. Jennifer Larsen, says that the findings suggest that “cats are obligate carnivores with a strong preference for animal-based proteins that are raw and at body temperature.” She goes on to say that “this preference likely reflects their evolutionary history and their natural diet.”
55. Housecats Are The Only Felines That Can Hold Their Tail Vertically While Walking
This is because they are the only felines with the ability to retract their claws. When a housecat retracts its claws, the tendons in its legs and feet loosen, allowing it to raise its tail. Housecats are the only felines that can hold their tail vertically while walking.
56. Cats Have 32 Muscles In Each Outer Ear…Humans Have 6
That’s right, cats have 32 muscles in each outer ear while humans only have 6. This allows cats to move their ears independently in order to better locate the source of a sound. So the next time you see your cat’s ears moving around, know that they are doing more than just showing off their cute little faces. While cats may not be able to hear as high of frequencies as humans can, they more than make up for it with the number of muscles they have in their outer ears.
57. Cats Don’t Only Purr When Their Happy
While the exact reason why cats purr is still a bit of a mystery, it’s clear that purring is just one of the many ways that these amazing creatures communicate with us. In fact, cats will often purr when they’re feeling stressed or even when they’re in pain. Cats are known for their ability to purr, but did you know that they don’t only purr when they’re happy?
58. Cats Rub You With Their Cheeks In Order To “Mark” You
When a cat rubs its cheek against you, it is releasing a special scent from glands in its cheeks. This is known as ‘cheek rubbing’ and is the cat’s way of ‘marking’ you as part of its territory. This scent is unique to each individual cat and is used to mark you as its own. Cats have a very special way of showing their affection to their owners – they rub their cheeks against them.
So, if your cat ever rubs its cheek against you, know that it is showing you a great deal of love and affection.
59. Cats Can Retract Their Front Claws…But Not Their Back Claws
Cats are able to retract their front claws when they’re not using them. This is because their back claws are used for stability when they’re climbing. However, they can’t retract their back claws.
60. Cats Can’t See As Many Colors As Humans Can
Cats are most likely to be able to see blue and green, and they may also be able to see yellow and orange. Cats are often thought of as colorblind, but this is not entirely accurate. This is because cats have fewer cones in their eyes than humans do. Red is the least visible color to cats. Cones are responsible for color vision, and there are three different types of cones, each sensitive to a different range of colors. This means that cats can’t see the full range of colors that humans can. Cats can see some colors, just not as many as humans. Humans have all three types of cones, but cats only have two.
61. Most Cats Are Lactose Intolerant
This can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea. If your cat does drink milk, it’s important to give them a small amount and watch for any signs of stomach distress. Cats are often thought of as being able to drink milk without any issues, but the truth is that most cats are actually lactose intolerant. This means that they can’t properly digest lactose, which is the sugar found in milk.
62. Beware The Lillies If You Have Kitties
If you have cats, it’s best to avoid lilies altogether. All parts of the lily are poisonous to cats, and even a small amount can cause kidney failure. Lilies are a beautiful flower, but they can be deadly to cats.
63. Pretty Poinsettias Are Poisonous To Cats, Too
The sap from the plant can cause vomiting and diarrhea in cats, and the leaves can be even more dangerous. If you have a poinsettia in your home, be sure to keep it out of reach of your cat. Poinsettias are a popular holiday plant, but many people don’t know that they can be poisonous to cats. If your cat ingests a poinsettia leaf, they may experience difficulty breathing, an increased heart rate, and seizures.
64. You Can Toliet Train Cats
Cats are often thought of as finicky creatures that are difficult to potty train. With a little time and effort, you can have a well-trained kitty in no time. However, with a little patience and the right method, you can successfully toilet train your cat. The key is to create a positive association with the litter box and make it as convenient as possible for your cat to use.
65. Many Cats Are Intrigued By The Smell Of Bleach
Whatever the reason, it’s important to keep your cat away from bleach and other cleaning products to avoid potential health hazards. Others believe that the strong smell simply overwheltical and curious by nature, cats may be drawn to the smell of bleach because it’s so different from their usual smells. Although cats are known for their impeccable cleanliness, the smell of bleach can be irresistible to them. Some believe that it’s because bleach contains chlorinated compounds that are similar to catnip. If you’ve ever found your cat sniffing around the bleach container or rubbing their face on a freshly cleaned surface, you’re not alone. While the jury is still out on why they’re so intrigued by the scent, there are a few theories.
66. Cats Can Drink Seawater For Hydration
Cats are able to drink seawater for hydration, but they prefer fresh water. Seawater contains more salt than fresh water, so it is not as good for cats as fresh water.
67. Every Cat Has A Unique Nose Print (Like A Finger Print)
This can be used to identify them if they ever get lost. Cats are often thought of as low-maintenance pets, but there is actually a lot of care that goes into keeping them healthy and happy. One important aspect of cat care is understanding their unique nose prints. Just like human fingerprints, every cat has a unique nose print.
They can also give insight into a cat’s health. For example, a change in nose print shape can be an early indicator of kidney disease. Nose prints are not just used for identification purposes. So, if you notice any changes in your cat’s nose print, be sure to take them to the vet for a check-up.
68. Kittens Within The Same Litter Can Have Different Fathers
68. Kittens Within The Same Litter Can Have Different Fathers
While it is most common for all the kittens in a litter to have the same father, it is not unheard of for there to be multiple fathers. This can happen if the mother cat mates with multiple males or if she mates with a male and then is subsequently impregnated by another male.
69. You Can Use Blinking To Communicate With Your Cat
When you blink slowly at your cat, it’s a sign of affection. If you’re looking for a way to communicate with your cat that doesn’t involve meowing, you may want to try blinking. Cats communicate with each other by blinking, and you can use this method to communicate with your cat as well. If you blink quickly, it’s a sign of aggression.
70. Abraham Lincoln Loved Cats
He was known to have several cats throughout his lifetime, and even had one that slept on his bed at night. Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was known to be a cat lover. In fact, he once said, “I can’t say that I am in love with all cats, but I do like them.”
71. Kitty Cams Revealed That Cats Hunt Even When They’re Not Hungry
However, a study conducted using kitty cams revealed that cats actually hunt even when they’re not hungry. The study found that cats kill an average of two birds or small mammals per week. While this may not seem like a lot, it’s actually a significant number considering the size of the average cat. Cats are often thought of as lazy creatures that spend most of their time sleeping.
72. Hissing Is Not An Act Of Aggression- It’s Defensive
Hissing is also a way for cats to communicate their displeasure. If you are on the receiving end of a hiss, it is best to back off and give the cat some space. Hissing is not an act of aggression. When a cat hisses, it is trying to scare off the perceived threat. It is a defensive mechanism that cats use when they feel threatened.
73. The First Known Cat Video Was Released In 1894
The first known cat video was released in 1894. The video was a hit with audiences and helped to popularize cat videos in the years to come. It was a short clip of a black cat named ” Felix the Cat” that was shown at the Edison Kinetoscope Parlor in New York City.
74. There Isn’t Just One Reason Why Cats Knead
Whatever the reason, it’s clear that cats enjoy kneading, and it’s one of the many things that make them such special creatures. There are a number of reasons cats knead, and it’s not just because they’re trying to make bread. While that may be one reason, there are a number of others that are just as likely. Cats may knead to mark their territory, to show affection, or simply because it feels good.
75. Cats Can Get An Uncomfortable Condition Called Whisker Fatigue
The condition is caused by the whiskers being constantly stimulated, which can lead to the whiskers becoming sensitive and irritated. Whisker fatigue is a condition that can affect cats, causing them to feel uncomfortable. If your cat is showing signs of whisker fatigue, it is important to seek veterinary treatment to help them feel more comfortable. There are a number of things that can cause whisker fatigue, including rubbing the whiskers against something, having the whiskers trimmed, or even just having the whiskers touched too much.
76. Female Cats Could Be Called A Queen, Molly Or Dam
76. Female cats could be called a queen, molly or dam.
A molly is a female cat who has been spayed. A dam is a mother cat. A queen is a female cat who has not been spayed.
77. Cats Really Do Almost Always Land On Their Feet
While cats usually land on their feet, there are occasions when they don’t, and this can lead to serious injury. Cats have an innate ability to land on their feet, even when falling from high places. This is due to their flexible spine and righting reflex, which allows them to twist their bodies and rotate their legs in mid-air to land in the correct position.
78. A Group Of Kittens Can Go By Many Names
They’re also known as fur babies or little cats. Kittens go by many names, including kitty, kitty cat, and kitten. Kittens are some of the most adorable animals on the planet. No matter what you call them, kittens are sure to bring a smile to your face. Though they’re small, they have a lot of personality.
79. The Largest Litter Of Kittens Born To One Cat Is 19
They are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. Cats have been known to extend their social behavior to include humans, other cats, and even other animals. The domestic cat is a small, typically furry, carnivorous mammal.
One of the most interesting facts about cats is that the largest litter of kittens born to one cat is 19. This is an incredible feat, considering that the average litter size for cats is between one and six kittens. The record for the largest litter of kittens was set in 1970 by a cat named Dusty, who gave birth to 19 kittens in a single litter.
80. White Cats With Blue Eyes Are More Likely To Be Deaf
However, it is important to be aware of the potential for deafness if you are considering adopting a white cat with blue eyes. One interesting fact is that white cats with blue eyes are more likely to be deaf. Deafness in cats is not always a bad thing, and many deaf cats live happy and healthy lives. Cats are amazing creatures, and there are so many different things to learn about them.
81. The Health and Wellness Benefits Of Having A Cat Are Scientifically Established
Cats are known to be low-maintenance pets that can provide companionship and stress relief. There are many benefits to owning a cat, including the health and wellness benefits that have been scientifically established. They also offer many health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and asthma.
82. Cats Have More Nerve Cells In The Visual Parts Of Their Brain Than Most Mammals…Including Humans!
This allows them to process visual information more efficiently and react more quickly to movement. Cats are known for their sharp vision, and it turns out that they have more nerve cells in the visual parts of their brain than most mammals…including humans!
83. As A Committed Cat Person, You’re In The Minority
83. As a committed cat person, you’re in the minority.
If you’re a committed cat person, you’re in the minority – only about 30% of households in the United States have a cat as a pet. Cats are often thought of as aloof and independent, but the truth is that they can be just as loving and loyal as any other pet. There are millions of cat lovers out there, and we’re all united in our adoration of these special creatures. But that doesn’t mean you’re alone in your love for these furry friends.
84. The First Cat Video On YouTube Is Called “Pajamas and Nick Drake”
In 2007, the first cat video was uploaded to YouTube. Titled “Pajamas and Nick Drake”, the video featured a cat named Pajamas wearing a pair of pink pajamas and walking around to the tune of Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. The video quickly went viral, garnering over 1 million views in its first week.
In fact, a study in 2015 found that over half of all YouTube users had watched a cat video at least once. Since then, cat videos have become one of the most popular genres on YouTube, with billions of views collectively.
Another is that they simply tap into our innate love of animals. So why are cat videos so popular? One theory is that they provide a much-needed dose of cuteness and levity in our often stressful lives. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that cat videos are here to stay.
85. Scooter the Cat Was The Oldest Cat To Give Birth…At 30 Years Old
Her owner, Gail Floyd, had originally adopted Scooter as a kitten in 1980. In February of 2010, Scooter, a Siamese cat living in Texas, became the oldest cat to give birth- at the ripe old age of 30. Her litter of four kittens was delivered via C-section, and Scooter made a full recovery.
86. Cats Need Taurine To Survive
Taurine is an essential amino acid for cats that helps them maintain a healthy heart and eyesight. Taurine is found naturally in animal tissue, so it’s important for cats to eat a diet that includes animal-based proteins. Without taurine, cats can develop heart disease and blindness.
87. Cats Can Hear Ultrasonic Noises
Cats are able to hear ultrasonic noises that are outside of the range of human hearing. This ability allows them to communicate with each other and with other animals, such as bats and rodents. Ultrasonic sounds are also used by cats to locate prey.
88. Socks The Presidential Cat Was The Star Of His Own Video Game
88. Socks the Presidential Cat was the star of his own video game.
Socks was a black and white cat who served as the First Family’s pet during the Clinton Administration. He was named after his white paws, which resembled socks.
Socks became a celebrity in his own right and even had his own video game, Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill. The game was released in 1993 and featured Socks trying to stop a group of mice from stealing the nuclear codes.
Socks the Cat Rocks the Hill is a cult classic and considered one of the worst games of all time. However, this does not stop people from enjoying the game and its place in history. Although the game was not a commercial success, it is fondly remembered by those who played it.
89. High Pitched Noises Can Cause Seizures In Older Cats
Cats are known for their wide range of vocalizations, from the ‘meow’ of a housecat to the ‘roar’ of a lion. However, did you know that high-pitched noises can actually cause seizures in older cats?
While seizures can be caused by a variety of factors, including low blood sugar, head trauma, and certain toxins, in older cats, they are most often caused by high-pitched noises. These noises can be anything from a loud television or radio to a squeaky toy.
You should also avoid making any loud noises, as this can worsen the seizure. If your cat is having a seizure, it is important to remain calm and to keep them from injuring themselves. If the seizure lasts longer than a few minutes, or if your cat appears to be in distress, you should seek veterinary care immediately.
90. A Cat’s Heart Beats At Twice The Speed Of A Human
So, the next time you see your feline friend running around, remember that its heart is working hard to keep up! While this may seem like a lot of work for a small animal, it’s actually quite efficient since cats are able to extract more oxygen from each breath than we are. That’s right, a cat’s heart beats an average of 120 times per minute, while a human heart beats an average of 60 times per minute. This means that a cat’s heart is working overtime to pump oxygen-rich blood to all of its organs and muscles. Cats are known for their agility, speed, and gracefulness, but did you know that a cat’s heart beats at twice the speed of a human’s?
91. Cats Instinctually Prefer Smaller Meals Spread Throughout The Day
In the wild, cats would eat small prey items multiple times a day, rather than one large meal. This eating habits is a holdover from their days as wild predators. Cats are known for being finicky eaters, but there’s actually a reason behind their seemingly fickle behavior. Cats are instinctually programmed to prefer smaller meals spread throughout the day.
However, not all cats will thrive on this type of diet. Some commercial cat foods are designed to mimic a cat’s natural diet, with small kibble sizes and multiple daily feedings. While this instinctual behavior is no longer necessary for domestic cats, many still prefer to eat small meals throughout the day. It’s important to work with your veterinarian to find the best feeding schedule and food type for your cat. This preference can make it difficult to find the right food for your cat.
92. Some Cats Love Tuna So Much They Become “Tuna Junkies”
Too much tuna can lead to health problems like obesity and malnutrition. Tuna is one of the most popular foods among cats, and some become addicted to it. Cats are known for being finicky eaters, but some will go to extreme lengths for their favorite foods. These so-called “tuna junkies” will do anything to get their fix, including stealing food from other cats’ dishes and begging for tuna-flavored treats. While it’s not harmful for cats to eat tuna, it’s important to keep their diet balanced.
93. All Kittens Are Born With Blue Eyes
93. All Kittens Are Born With Blue Eyes – Kittens are born with blue eyes, which usually start to change color at around six weeks old. The final eye color is usually determined by the color of the kitten’s parents.
94. People Allergies Are A Real Thing For Cats
One important need of cats is a clean and allergen-free environment. Cats are known for being low-maintenance pets, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any needs at all. Just like people, some cats are allergic to certain things in their environment, such as dust, pollen, and even certain types of food.
While allergies are relatively rare in cats, they can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. If your cat is showing any of these symptoms, it’s important to take them to the vet to rule out other potential causes, such as a cold or infection. If your cat is diagnosed with allergies, there are a number of things you can do to help make their life more comfortable, such as using air purifiers and special hypoallergenic cat food.
95. Cats Have Contributed To The Extinction Of 63 Species
This is because they are predators and they hunt for food. When they hunt, they sometimes kill more than they can eat, which can lead to the death of other animals. Cats also spread diseases to other animals, which can cause them to die. Cats have contributed to the extinction of 63 species.
96. Cats Can Sweat When They’re Hot
However, they don’t have sweat glands all over their bodies like we do. Cats sweat when they’re hot, just like humans. When a cat sweats, it helps to cool them down. Instead, they have them on their paw pads.
97. Kittens Start Teething As Early As 10 Weeks
Teething can be a painful process for kittens, and they may drool and chew on things to help relieve the pain. This is when they start to get their adult teeth. Kittens start teething as early as 10 weeks. You can help your kitten by providing them with soft, chewable toys and plenty of water.
98. Cats Have An Amazing Ability To Find Their Way Home…And Scientists Can’t Explain How They Do It
Some believe that cats have a built-in GPS system that allows them to find their way home. Scientists have studied this phenomenon and have not been able to explain how cats do it. Whatever the explanation, it is clear that cats have an amazing ability to find their way home. Others believe that cats have a sixth sense that allows them to find their way home. Cats have an amazing ability to find their way home.
99. Black Cats Are The Least Likely To Be Adopted
Black cats are the least likely to be adopted from shelters. Another reason is that black cats are less visible in shelters and therefore less likely to be seen by potential adopters. In fact, black cats are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized. Whatever the reason, black cats are at a disadvantage when it comes to finding a forever home. One reason is that black cats are often associated with bad luck. There are a number of reasons for this.
100. Ailurophobia Is An Unreasonable Fear Of Cats
It is one of the most common animal phobias, affecting up to 3.5% of the population. Ailurophobia is usually treated with exposure therapy, which involves gradually getting closer to cats until the fear is gone. Symptoms include anxiety, panic attacks, and avoidance of cats. Ailurophobia is an unreasonable fear of cats.
101. Towser The Mouser Is The Worlds Greatest Mouser
She was born in 1963 in Scotland and died in 1987. That’s more than any other cat in history. Towser the Mouser is the world’s greatest mouser. In her 24 years, she caught an estimated 28,899 mice.
102. Male Tortie Cats Are Extremely Rare
In fact, only about 1 in 3,000 tortoiseshell cats is male. They’re usually very affectionate and loving, and they have all the same personality traits as female torties. But even if they can’t have kittens, male torties make great pets. Male torties are often sterile, which may be why they’re so rare. Tortoiseshell cats are usually female, but male torties are extremely rare. If you’re lucky enough to find a male tortie, be prepared to give him a lot of love and attention.
103. The Technical Name For A Hairball Is Called Trichobezoar
Hairballs are a common occurrence in cats, and while they are usually not harmful, they can sometimes cause vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems. A hairball, also known as a trichobezoar, is a clump of hair that forms in the stomach of a cat.
104. During A Lifetime, The Average Cat Spends An Estimated 10,950 Hours Purring!
Studies have shown that purring can help to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and even promote healing. In addition, purring is also believed to be a form of self-healing for cats, as it helps to strengthen their bones and muscles. Cats are known for their unique purring sound, which has been shown to have numerous benefits for both the cat and the owner.
This equates to around 15% of their total lifespan. While all cats purr, some do so more than others. The average cat spends approximately 10,950 hours purring during their lifetime. However, there are some individual cats that purr for much longer periods of time, with some spending up to 50% of their lives purring.
It is also thought that purring may have a calming effect on both the cat and the person they are around. Regardless of the reason, it is clear that purring is an important part of the feline experience. So, why do cats purr? While the exact reason is unknown, it is believed that purring is a way for cats to communicate their contentment and wellbeing.
105. Cats Can Make More Than 100 Sounds To Communicate
Cats are known for their meows, but did you know that they can actually make more than 100 different sounds to communicate? That’s right – your feline friend has a veritable arsenal of vocalizations at its disposal, and each one has a different meaning. Here are just a few of the things your cat might be trying to tell you:
106. Cats Can Possibly Detect Earthquakes Before They Happen
While there is no scientific evidence to support this claim, there are some interesting stories about cats that seem to suggest that they may have some sort of ability to sense these natural disasters. Cats have long been associated with having a sixth sense, and some people believe that they can detect earthquakes before they happen.
107. Siamese Cats Can Change Color Based On Temperature
So if you’re ever wondering why your Siamese cat looks a little different than usual, temperature could be the reason. What many people don’t know is that these cats’ coat colors can actually change based on the temperature. Siamese cats are known for their striking color points, which are darker colors on their faces, ears, legs, and tails. When it’s cold, their coat will lighten in color, and when it’s warm, their coat will darken.
108. The Most Popular Cat Names For Female Cats In The US Are Bella, Lucy, Kitty, Chloe, and Sophie
These names are all very common, and they are all very cute. In the United States, the most popular names for female cats are Bella, Lucy, Kitty, Chloe, and Sophie. If you are looking for a name for your new cat, these are all great options.
109. The Most Popular Male Cat Names Are Max, Oliver, Charlie, Tiger, and Smokey
And, according to a recent study, the most popular male cat names are Max, Oliver, Charlie, Tiger, and Smokey. Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and their popularity is only increasing. In the United States alone, there are over 86 million pet cats.
Interestingly, the most popular female cat names are different than the most popular male cat names. The most popular female cat names are Bella, Lucy, Molly, Daisy, and Lily.
So, why are these the most popular cat names? Max, for example, is a strong and powerful name, while Bella is a beautiful and feminine name. It’s likely because they are all short, easy to pronounce, and have positive connotations.
Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a popular cat name for your new feline friend, these are some great options to choose from.
110. A Cat’s Coloring Is Determined By A Set Of 8 Different Genes
These genes are responsible for the production of the pigment melanin, which gives color to the cat’s fur. The alleles of each gene interact with each other to produce the final color and pattern of the cat. Each gene has two alleles, or versions, and each allele is dominant or recessive. The eight genes are: A, B, C, D, Siamese, T, Tabby, and Tortoiseshell. Cats come in a variety of colors and patterns, and these colors and patterns are determined by a set of eight different genes.
111. Cats Don’t Actually Have Eyelashes
In the United States alone, there are over 86 million cats owned as pets.1 Though they make great companions, there are still many things about them that remain a mystery, even to their owners. Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and their popularity is only increasing. For example, did you know that cats don’t actually have eyelashes?
They are called “cilia” and their main purpose is to keep dust and other particles out of your cat’s eyes.2 So next time you see your cat’s cilia, don’t think of them as eyelashes, think of them as eye dusters! That’s right, those furry little things on the edge of your cat’s eyes are not actually eyelashes.
112. A Quivering Cat Tail Is A Good Thing
It means your cat is happy and content. When a cat’s tail is quivering, it’s a sign of contentment and happiness. A quivering cat tail is a good thing.
113. Cats Can Purr When Exhaling…OR Inhaling
This is because they have a unique ability to control the muscles in their vocal cords. If you’re ever unsure about whether your cat is purring out of happiness or pain, it’s always best to consult with a veterinarian. While the purring sound is generally associated with contentment, it can also be a sign of distress in some cases. Cats are able to purr when they exhale, but did you know that they can also purr when they inhale?
114. Ten Percent Of A Cat’s Bones Are In Their Tail
The tail also acts as a rudder when they are jumping or falling, helping them land on their feet. A cat’s tail is not just for show; it serves an important purpose. Ten percent of a cat’s bones are in their tail, which helps them balance.
115. Not All Cats Have “9 Lives”
Cats have long been considered to have nine lives, but this is more of a myth than anything else. This is likely what led to the myth about cats having multiple lives. In reality, cats only have one life, just like any other animal. However, cats are known for their agility and ability to survive falls from great heights.
116. Cats Can’t Move Their Jaw Sideways
This is due to the fact that cats have a single bone in their lower jaw, while dogs have two. While cats are known for their ability to contort their bodies into all sorts of shapes, they are not as flexible when it comes to moving their jaws. Unlike dogs, who can move their jaws up and down and from side to side, cats can only move their jaws up and down.
117. The First Cartoon Cat Was Felix Cat
He was created by Pat Sullivan and Otto Messmer in 1919 and quickly became a popular character. Felix the Cat is considered to be one of the first cartoon characters and is still popular today. In the early days of animation, Felix the Cat was one of the first cartoon cats to appear on screen. He appeared in a number of short films and was even featured in a few feature-length films. Felix was known for his mischievous nature and his ability to get into and out of trouble.
118. Eighty-One Percent Of Orange Cats Are Male
This means that the orange coat color is recessive in females, while it is dominant in males. Interestingly, 81% of orange cats are male. This is likely because the gene that determines orange fur is on the X chromosome, which females have two of (XX), while males have only one (XY). While the majority of cats are either black or white, orange cats are one of the most popular coat colors.
119. That Weird Glow That You See In Photos Of Your Cat Helps Them See At Night
That’s because the light is reflecting off of the tapetum lucidum and back into the camera. Cats are known for their excellent night vision, and that’s thanks in part to a layer of tissue in their eyes called the tapetum lucidum. This layer reflects light back into the eye, which gives cats the ability to see in low-light conditions. You may have noticed that your cat’s eyes sometimes seem to glow in photos taken with a flash.
120. The Position Of A Cat’s Ears and Tail Can Tell You A Lot About How They’re Feeling
So next time you’re trying to figure out how your cat is feeling, take a look at their ears and tail! If their ears are flattened against their head, they may be feeling scared or threatened. And if their tail is held high and bushy, they’re probably feeling happy and confident. However, their ears and tail can give us some clues about how they’re feeling. For example, if a cat’s ears are pointing forward, they’re likely feeling alert and interested in their surroundings. Cats are often thought of as mysterious creatures, and their body language can be difficult to read.
121. Black Cats That Turn Reddish Brown Should Be Seen By A Veterinarian
While this change in color could be due to a number of factors, it is always best to err on the side of caution and have your cat checked out by a professional. While black cats are typically associated with bad luck, there is one instance in which a black cat changing color can be cause for alarm. If your black cat begins to turn reddish brown, it could be a sign of a health condition and you should take them to see a veterinarian.
122. Declawing Removes A Lot More Than Just Claws
Clawing is a natural and important part of a cat’s life. It helps them mark their territory, hunt, and defend themselves. This is a controversial practice that removes a lot more than just claws. However, some people choose to have their cats declawed.
Declawed cats are more likely to bite, and they can also suffer from joint pain, arthritis, and behavioral problems. This is a major surgery that can be very painful and have long-term consequences for a cat’s health and wellbeing. Declawing involves the amputation of the last joint of a cat’s toe.
There are many alternatives to declawing, such as trimming claws, using nail caps, or providing scratching posts. These options allow cats to keep their claws while still protecting furniture and preventing injuries.
123. Siamese Cats Are One Of The Most Vocal Breeds
They are often described as being “chatty” or “gabby”. Siamese cats are also known for being very talkative. They are often described as being “cuddly” and “clingy”. Siamese cats are one of the most vocal breeds of cats. Siamese cats are known for being very affectionate and loving. They are known for their high-pitched meows and yowls.
124. Cats (Weirdly) Seem To Be Afraid Of Cucumbers
This is a natural instinct for cats, as they are predators of snakes. Cucumbers can also startle cats because they are not expecting them to be there. Cats are often afraid of cucumbers because they resemble snakes.
125. Scientists Believe They Figured Out Why Cats Eat Grass
Cats are known for their love of grass, but the reasons behind this behavior have been largely a mystery. However, scientists believe they may have finally figured out why cats eat grass.
However, grasses contain a type of plant protein that cats can actually use. It is thought that cats eat grass in order to fulfill a nutritional need. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means that their bodies are designed to digest and use only animal-based proteins.
In addition, grasses contain a compound called folic acid, which is important for a number of bodily functions, including the production of red blood cells. Folic acid is not found in animal-based proteins, so eating grass may help cats meet their needs for this important nutrient.
It is thought that this may be due to the fact that grasses can irritate the stomach lining. However, it is not clear if this is truly the case or if cats simply don’t like the taste of grass. So, why do some cats seem to vomit after eating grass?
Whatever the reason, it is clear that cats enjoy eating grass and it may even provide them with some important nutrients that they wouldn’t otherwise get from their diet.
126. National Cat Day In The US Is October 29th
In the United States, National Cat Day is celebrated on October 29th. This day is set aside to appreciate the companionship that cats provide and to promote their adoption.
There are an estimated 86 million pet cats in the United States, with 38% of households owning at least one cat. Cats have been domesticated for over 4,000 years and are one of the most popular pets in the world.
Cats are also relatively quiet and clean, and they don’t need to be taken for walks. They are low-maintenance pets that require little space, making them ideal for city living. Cats are known for their independent nature, but they can form strong bonds with their owners.
If you’re thinking of adding a feline friend to your family, October 29th is the purr-fect day to do it!
127. Somewhere Between 50-90% Of Cats Over 4 Suffer From Dental Disease
In fact, somewhere between 50-90% of cats over 4 suffer from dental disease. Cats are known for their cleanliness, but did you know that their teeth are often full of plaque and tartar? Regular brushing and dental check-ups can help keep your cat’s teeth healthy, but if you’re noticing that your cat’s teeth are looking yellow or brown, it’s time to take them to the vet for a cleaning. This can lead to a number of problems, including gum disease, tooth loss, and even infection.
128. Male Cats Have Nipples
Male cats have nipples because they are born with them, but they do not serve any purpose. While both male and female cats have nipples, only female cats will use them to feed their kittens.
129. Florence Nightingale Absolutely Loved Cats
Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was an avid cat lover. Nightingale believed that cats had a calming effect on patients and helped to create a more relaxed atmosphere in the hospital. She had a pet cat named Peter and often took him with her on her rounds at the hospital.
130. Many Famous Authors Were Also Cat Lovers
These authors wrote about their love for cats in their books and stories. There are many famous authors who were also cat lovers. Some of these authors include Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, and T. S. Eliot.
131. Scarlett the Cat Was An Amazing Feline Mom
She gave birth to a litter of six kittens, and she took care of them all on her own. Scarlett the Cat was an amazing feline mom. She was a great mother to her kittens, and she loved them all very much.
132. Nikola Tesla’s Cat May Have Inspired His Interest In Electricity
Nikola Tesla’s cat, Macak, may have inspired his interest in electricity. Tesla observed that when Macak rubbed against his legs, he would experience a static discharge. This led him to investigate the phenomenon of static electricity, which he eventually harnessed to create his famous alternating current motor.
133. The 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative Is Mapping The Feline Genome
The 99 Lives Cat Genome Sequencing Initiative is working to map the feline genome in order to better understand these amazing animals. Additionally, this initiative has also revealed that there are some genetic differences between domestic cats and wild cats, which could help to explain some of the behaviors of domestic cats. Some of the things that have been learned through this initiative include the fact that cats have a very high genetic diversity, which is thought to be due to their long history of domestication. Cats are amazing creatures, and their genome is even more fascinating.
134. Just Like Humans, Cats Can Dream
Cats are often thought of as aloof and independent, but they are actually very social creatures. They form close bonds with their owners and are very attached to their families. When cats are dreaming, they often make little chirping sounds. Cats are also very intelligent and can learn tricks and commands. Just like humans, cats can dream. In fact, they spend about two-thirds of their lives sleeping.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are some of the most popular cat breeds?
There are many popular cat breeds, but some of the most popular include the Siamese, the Persian, and the Maine Coon.
2. How do cats typically behave?
Cats are typically very independent animals, and they are often very affectionate with their owners. They are also known for being very curious and playful.
3. What do cats eat?
Cats typically eat a diet of meat, either canned or dry. They also need access to fresh water at all times.
4. How do cats reproduce?
Female cats typically have litters of kittens, which are born after a gestation period of around two months.
5. How long do cats live?
The average lifespan of a cat is around 15 years, although some cats have been known to live much longer.
6. How do cats clean themselves?
Cats have a special ability to clean themselves with their tongues. They also groom themselves by licking their fur.
7. What is the most popular color for cats?
There is no definitive answer to this question, as cats come in a variety of colors. However, black and white cats are some of the most popular.
8. What are some of the most common health problems for cats?
Some of the most common health problems for cats include obesity, diabetes, and respiratory infections.
9. Do all cats have nine lives?
No, cats do not actually have nine lives. This is just a myth.
10. What do cats use their tails for?
Cats use their tails for balance, and they also use them to communicate with other cats.
Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world, and it’s easy to see why. They’re cute, they’re cuddly, and they’re relatively low-maintenance. But there’s a lot more to these furry creatures than meets the eye. Here are 134 detailed facts about cats that you may not know.