- Cats sweat through their paws.
- Cats can jump up to five times their own height in a single bound.
- The lifespan of a cat is between 15-to-20 years.
- Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals; they sleep around 16 hours each day or 70% of their lives.
- Adult cats have 30 teeth.
- When a cat is falling, it will tuck herself into an umbrella shape, which enables her to always land on her feet.
- Cats dream just like us. During deep sleep their brain produces the same brain wave patterns that humans do.
- Cats have around 12 whiskers on each side of its face.
- Male cats are usually left-pawed; female cats are usually right-pawed.
- Because their eyes are so large, cats are not able to focus on things closer than a foot; in other words, cats are far-sighted. They use their whiskers to sense things they can’t clearly see.
- They also use their whiskers in the dark or while hunting to help them locate objects or prey. Whiskers also help cats gauge small openings.
- Cats have the ability to sense earthquake tremors 10-to-15 minutes before humans can.
- A cat’s tongue is divided into different parts, with each part responsible for differentiating specific tastes.
- Cats cannot taste sweets, and even chocolate can make them feel ill. They need meat, not sweets.
- Cats almost never meow at another cat. Their meow is reserved for humans.
- Cats spend 1/3 of their time grooming.
- Cats can run at 30-to-31 miles per hour (48 KPH).
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Amazing, Fascinating Facts about Cats
Here are 17 facts about our peculiar friends:
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