Interesting, Random Cat Facts

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Jul
7
2010

Cat Facts

Cat Fact #1: A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.

Cat Fact #2: Cats, unlike dogs, do not learn tricks to win your approval. Cats can be taught to perform tasks such as retrieving toys and jumping through hoops Рbut it may take patience and perseverance…and quite a few yummy treats for your feline.

Cat Fact #3: A cat uses its whiskers as feelers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.

Cat Fact #4: A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.

Cat Fact #5: A cat can jump as much as 7 times its height.

Cat Fact #6: Cats cannot break a sweat because they have no sweat glands.

Cat Fact #7: A cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain than that of a dog.

Cat Fact #8: A cat sees about 6 times better than a human at night.

Cat Fact #9: A cat’s tongue is scratchy because it’s lined with papillae – tiny backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place.

Cat Fact #10: A fifteen year old cat has probably spent ten years of its life sleeping.

Cat Fact #11: A frightened cat can run at speeds of up to 31 mph, slightly faster than a human sprinter.

Cat Fact #12: All kittens are born with blue eyes.

Cat Fact #13: Ancient Egyptians believed worshiped cats were sacred animals.

Cat Fact #14: In Asia and England, a black cat is considered lucky.

Cat Fact #15: Cat families usually play best in even numbers. Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible.

Cat Fact #16: Cats can see color. Studies have shown that cats can distinguish between red and green; red and blue; red and gray; green and blue; green and gray; blue and gray; yellow and blue, and yellow and gray.

Cat Fact #17: Cats have a third eyelid that is rarely visible. If it can be seen, it could be an indication of ill health.

Cat Fact #18: Cats lack a true collarbone and can generally squeeze their bodies through any space they can get their heads through.

Cat Fact #19: You should talk to your cat often. Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice.

Cat Fact #20: Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America.

Cat Fact #21: Human painkillers such acetaminophen (Tylenol) are toxic to cats.

Cat Fact #22: Chocolate is also poisonous to both cats and dogs.

Cat Fact #23: A female cat may have three to seven kittens every four months. This is why having your pets spayed and neutered is so important.

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