A few fun cat facts

A few fun cat facts

  • Cats don’t like to drink water if food is nearby.
  • Cats have 5 toes on their front paws and only four on their back paws
  • Female cats can reach adulthood by 5 months, while males can take up to one year.
  • Cats spend 30% of waking hours grooming
  • The jaw of a cat cannot move sideways.
  • Siamese cats are temperature sensitive albinos which cause cooler body parts to be darker and warmer parts to be lighter.  As they age, color darkens because body temperature decreases.
  • 65-85% of all white cats born with two blue eyes are deaf, and if a cat is born with just one blue eye, only the hearing on that side is impaired.
  • Watching cat videos boosts viewer’s energy level and positive emotions and decreases negative feelings, according to a new study.
  • In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building.  Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice.  Instead, they found microphones hidden by Russian spies.
  • Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds, while dogs can only make 10 vocal sounds.
  • A female cat can have a litter of kittens every four months.
  • A male cat can begin mating between seven and ten months old.
  • A cat’s brain is more similar to humans than dog’s are.
  • A cat can recognize his owner’s foot steps from hundreds of feet away.
  • Petting a cat can instantly reduce stress.
  • Cats can sense an earthquake 10-15 minutes before people can.  This is because they are more sensitive to vibration.
  • Cat owners have a thirty percent lower risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.
  • The most popular breeds are Persian, Maine Coon, and Siamese.
  • Cat fingerprints are their nose print.  All are different

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