30 facts about cats! It's impressive that you'll never know everything about the cats, and there are always facts you didn't know. Cats are as unpredictable and surprising as many knowledge about them.
Let's go to find out some interesting facts about cats:
1.Waiter, a glass of seawater, please!
It sounds weird, but cats can quickly drink seawater. Seawater is not dangerous for their kidney, which filters salt well. Cats on the shore are not thirsty. The ocean is turning out to be their favorite restaurant, from food to drink. In addition to delicious fish, freshwater is also available.
2. Grass eaters – with a reason
Cats do not eat grass for lunch but to facilitate digestion and expel indigestible substances. By eating grass and not having enzymes for their digestion, cats regain grass and hairballs. This keeps the digestive tract healthy and clean. If the cat is indoor, anti-hairball treats are still necessary, as outdoor cats independently take everything they need. Indoor cats depend on the care and awareness of the owner.
3. Thank you, but no chocolate.
If you've been wondering why cats don't eat sweets – it's because they don't have sweet receptors and don't taste sugar food. Sugar in food would bring many health problems to cats, and nature made sure it was unnecessary. Don't offer cats human sweets; they are not as fun or tasty as for us.
4. Purring is a self-healing process.
No matter what purring represents for cats, comfort or stress, it plays a vital role in cats' survival. Cats thus heal themselves and keep their body and spirit stable. What is purring to cats for humans is contemplation, meditation, and relaxation.
5. Some cat stole your lunch from the plate – take a Nose print!
A cat can be identified by a noseprint. Just as humans have a specific fingerprint, cats have a particular nose print. Sweet thieves are not so elusive in the human world.
6. Routine, please!
If your cat vomits, has indigestion, or refuses food, it is not necessarily related to anything tangible but to a change in routine. When something in a cat's daily life changes, the cat knows how to react to the disease. Changing daily habits upsets them, and they need more time to adjust.
7. Mirror, mirror, tell me, who is the cleanest animal in the world?
The cat is undoubtedly one of the cleanest land animals because it cleans itself. Grooming is a cat's daily routine, and the cats spend almost half of their lives licking their fur. Cats clean up after meals, after using a litter tray, and when they feel the need.
8. Why don't cats stink of sweat?
Yes, cats sweat like humans, only they sweat on paws and paws touch the ground. Cats do not carry the smell of sweat on their fur. While they do not leave the scent on their own, they feel all the other odors from the environment. That is why they are good hunters and hideouts because they are not betrayed by the smell.
9. Do cats always land on their feet?
Mostly do, but don't experiment with that. Falling from great heights for a cat can mean death or getting severe injuries. In daily jumps, runs, climbs, they will be greeted on their paws, but still, cats are not birds or hot air balloons…
10. It's time for a nap.
Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping because they can sleep 13 to 16 hours a day. If they spend half of their waking hours grooming themselves, you can never say your cat annoys you. She has a more brilliant job.
11. How old is your cat?
One feline year of life has no constant value. The first year of a cat's life corresponds to 15 human years. When a cat is two years old, nine human years are added to it, so it is 24 human years old. For each subsequent feline year of life, after being 2 years old, you have to add 4 years. For example, if your cat is 7 years old, it means that her age corresponds to a 44-year-old man. (15+9+4+4+4+4+4=44 )
12. Does a cat have 5 or 4 toes on the paw?
Cat has 5 toes on each front paw and four toes on their back paws. One cat has a total of 18 toes.
13. And the most giant cat breed is?
Maine Coon is the most giant domestic cat noted in Guinness World Records.
14. Which cat breed is the smallest?
Singapura is the smallest cat breed with 4 to 8 pounds or 1.8 to 3.6 kg.
15. Which paw is deft, right or left?
Like people, cats can also be right-pawed or left-pawed.
16. Why cats should not take a bath?
Cats do not need to bathe because they lick themselves daily with saliva and a tongue that has a brush structure. Cats are clean without bathing. Bathing is allowed to make the cat happy or necessary in special soiling situations: mud, oil, or stains from substances cats should not lick.
17. Do cats cry?
Cats don't cry. They show sadness or dissatisfaction by behaving, meowing but never crying.
18. Do cats dream?
Yes, cats dream, and cat owners can notice it. When they sleep, cats often move their paws as if they run, and it is visible to the eye that they are reliving a dream story.
19. What colors does a cat see?
Cats can see shades of blue and green but are blind to other colors. Color's hue and saturations are of lower intensity, and they see pink to red as blue and green.
20. How do cats see humans?
Cats see humans as giant cats and treat us like big friendly or hostile animals ;-).
21. Who invented a cat door integrated into regular house doors?
What a question! Isaac Newton in Cambridge. Sounds fantastic, but intelligent people love small cats 😉
22. Do you have a tiger in the house?
If you have a cat in the house, you always have a tiger because domestic cats and tigers share around 96% of the same genetic material.
23. Are cats selfish?
Cats are not selfish but relatively healthy and normal. They take for themselves everything they need to survive, and unlike humans, they are not greedy. A healthy cat will not eat more than it needs.
24. Can a cat be jealous?
Yes, she can! A cat can be jealous, and there are different personalities of cats. Some cats want to be alpha cats in the house and will do anything to prove it. Interestingly, cats are jealous of love and attention, and they fight for food without jealousy.
25. Why do cats move their ears?
Cats move their ears to hear better or to express their mood. Each cat's ear has 32 muscles, and one ear can be rotated 180 degrees.
26. Where was the first cat adapted?
Believe it or not, we take it as a fact according to physical evidence – In Cyprus, 9500 years ago.
27. Who brought the cats to the White house?
Abraham Lincoln was the first US president who brought the cats in the White House. He was the honest cat lover who adored cats and took cuddling with them as a stress relief. How sweet!
28. Who saves a Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA, from rodents?
Cats, of course! Feral cats live there and diligently guard the resort.
29. Are dogs humans best friends?
Certainly not. In Egyptian tombs, cats were often mummified along with their owners. And that's excellent proof of who's a human best friend. Dog lovers, we're sorry.
30. Was ever a cat sent into space?
Cat lovers would instead send dogs by rockets into space, but fortunately, the cat sent into space on 18/10/1963 landed neatly and was greeted on its feet. Her name was Felicette.
31. Who was the muse for the modern alternating current electricity supply system?
Nikola Tesla designed it, but his love for electricity was awakened by his cat. Once, while petting a cat, he noticed lights around the cat's body and felt electricity in his hands. Then he decided to explore electricity as his life mission.
As you can notice, cats are unique, and when you want to mention 30 facts about cats, you'll end up with 31 ;-).
Hope you enjoyed this article 🙂