Monday 10 January 2022

Your Incredible Cat

We all know cats are amazing! Here are some cat facts that prove the point:

  • A cat can make over 100 vocal sounds (dogs can make 10)
  • A cat sleeps around 14 to 18 hours a day on average
  • Cats are the only animal that walks on their claws, not the pads of their feet.
  • A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
  • A group of youngsters (kittens) is called a kindle; those old-timers (adult cats) form a clowder.
  • The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice.
  • People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to cat saliva or to cat dander. If the resident cat is bathed regularly the allergic people tolerate it better. Also, there are allergy shots available.
  • Besides smelling with their nose, cats can smell with an additional organ called the Jacobson's organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth.
  • Like birds, cats have a homing ability that uses their biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the Earth's magnetic field. A cat taken far from its home can return to it. But if a cat's owners move far from its home, the cat can't find them.
  • A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall.
  • America and the UK spend more annually on cat food than on baby food.
  • It has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for our health and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses. Stroking a cat can help to relieve stress, and the feel of a purring cat on your lap conveys a strong sense of security and comfort.

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  1. I had no idea they walk on their claws. I also had no idea that they have another smelling organ aside from their nose. Very interesting facts.

  2. I can believe cats are good for one's health.

  3. Our mom says I try to make all 100 vocal sounds a day! Well, I'm chatty, what can I say?

  4. Cats are God's best creation.

  5. I'm fascinated by the fact that camels and giraffes are the only other animals that walk with both left and right legs moving forward as one. ~grin~ As far as human baby versus cat food, one must remember that beloved housecats need never grow up.


  6. The average cat food meal is five mice? No wonder my babies are so ... value-sized!


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