Cat Trivia

Did you know:

  1. Cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

  2. Cats scratch to shed the sheaths of their old claws.

  3. Cats use more than 500 muscles to leap, jump, and sprint. Cats with white fur and skin on their ears are very prone to sunburn.

  4. Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America. There are approximately 66 million cats to 58 million dogs, with Parakeets a distant third at 14 million.

  5. If your cat is in the habit of rolling over and exposing his stomach, you can be sure he feels perfectly safe with you. It's also a way of demonstrating his pleasure in your company.

  6. A cat can be rightpawed or leftpawed

  7. A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

  8. A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

  9. A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.

  10. A cat will spend nearly 30% of its life grooming itself.

  11. A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain than that of a dog.

  12. A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees.

  13. A cat's hearing rates as one of the top in the animal kingdom. Cats can hear sounds as high-pitched as 65 kHz; a human's hearing stops at just 20 kHz.

  14. A cat's heart beats at 110 to 140 beats per minute, twice as fast as a human heart

  15. A cat's normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees F (38.6 C).

  16. A cat's sense of taste is keener than a dog's sense of taste.

  17. A large majority of white cats with blue eyes are deaf. White cats with only one blue eye are deaf only in the ear closest to the blue eye.

  18. 95% of cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

  19. Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food.

  20. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year.

  21. Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.

  22. Cats can donate blood to other cats.

  23. Cats can get "age spots". These are black spots on the skin that are often seen around the lips, eyes, and nose; and usually start when the cat is three to five years of age.

  24. Cats have a third eyelid, called a haw, that is rarely visible. If it can be seen, it could be an indication of ill health.

  25. Cats have AB blood groups just like people. Cats have true fur, meaning that they have both an undercoat and an outer coat.

  26. Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice, so talk to them often.

  27. Cats must have fat in their diet, because they can't produce it on their own. Never feed your cat dog food, because cats need five times more protein than dogs do.

  28. Cats only need a sixth the amount of light that humans do to see. However, their daytime vision is only fair compared to that of humans.

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