37 Random Facts About Cats You Probably Didn’t Know

  1. Most don’t like sweet things. However, I know my cat loves ice cream

  2. When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level and its eyes focused.

  3. TO bezoar is the real name of a hairball.

  4. A group of cats of more than 3 is called “clown. ”

  5. Why do they get stuck in the trees? This is because a cat’s claws curve in the same direction, making it easy to go up but impossible to go down.

  6. It is said that cats can produce around 100 different sounds. Comparing it to a dog that can only produce around 10. #stupiddog #catsrule

  7. Cats could have prevented the Black Plague!

  8. In 1963 the first feline was in space. Felicette he was a french kitten with a nickname of Astrocat. France feels the cat in outer space. She survived the trip.

  9. Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by felines in the United States each year.

  10. Cats are the most popular pet in North America. More than 30% of households in North America have a kitten. “Which means that cats are better than dogs”

  11. The hearing of a feline is extraordinarily better than that of a dog. A cat can also hear sounds that humans could never hear.

  12. A feline can run at a maximum speed of 50 km / h.

  13. When you think your kitty is rubbing against you to be sweet, think again! It actually marks it as its territory by releasing it which is sent to it through the sebaceous glands in its head and tail.

  14. Felines can purr up to 25 times per second!

  15. Most cats give birth to an average litter of one to nine kittens.

  16. Smuggling a cat out of ancient Egypt was punishable by death. When someone was caught smuggling a dog out, the Pharos expelled the person who forced them to take the dog with them. (I just did that last part, it seems right)

  17. The brain of a cat is biologically similar to a human brain and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions. Dog brains were better like carrots.

  18. In Great Britain and Australia, black cats are considered lucky and in America and Europe the black cat is a symbol of bad luck.

  19. The largest domestic cat breed is the main Coon.

  20. The smallest pedigree cat is the Singapura.

  21. Cats can survive falls over 65 feet.

  22. A cat can jump up to five times its own height.

  23. The Turkish van is a kind of cat that really enjoys swimming. This is due to the unique skin layer that makes them waterproof.

  24. The oldest species of cat is called The Egyptian. Mau, it is so old that the name Mau means cat in the Egyptian language.

  25. A cat generally has 12 whiskers on each side of its face and the cat uses whiskers as a way to measure whether it can fit between something. (Dogs generally see if they can fit between something running in front of them, the popular item of choice is usually a car.)

  26. Cats don’t see colors as well as humans. In fact, scientists believe that the grass appears red to cats. (I don’t believe this because I have deuteranomaly color blindness disorder and once bought green pants because I thought they were a light tan)

  27. Cats can spend up to 2/3 of each day sleeping.

  28. A cat’s ability to find its way home is called a “psychic journey.” Experts believe that cats use the angle of sunlight to find their way or that cats have magnetized cells in their brains that act as compasses.

  29. A cat’s jaw cannot move sideways

  30. Cats only meow at humans and not at each other.

  31. A cat lover is called ailurophilia. (Consider me THE Ailurophilia)

  32. Typically, a cat can live up to 20 years, which is equivalent to about 96 human years.

  33. A cat’s normal body temperature is between 100.5 ° and 102.5 ° F. Like humans, you can tell if your cat is sick if its body temperature is outside of this range.

  34. A cat’s nose has a texture that acts like the equivalent of a human’s fingerprint.

  35. Cats only sweat through their paws only.

  36. Cats are so sensitive to vibrations that they can detect earthquake tremors 10-15 minutes earlier than humans.

  37. A cat is called a queen or molly. (What’s the name of a bitch again?)

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