Greetings from Snoops and Kommando Kitty. Mom hasn’t been feeling well, so she said we could take over the blog this week. Unfortunately, it’s been really boring around here lately so we don’t have anything to talk about either. So we went to Mr. Google and asked about fun cat facts.
We found some interesting stuff. The information below is from https://www.quizbeez.com/blog/52-cats-fun-facts and https://laffgaff.com/cat-trivia-questions-answers/.
Approximately 25% of American households “own” a cat.
A group of cats is called a clowder.
A group of kittens is called a kindle.
If a human killed a cat in ancient Egypt, they could be put to death.
Félicette was the first cat launched into space (as part of the French space program in 1963). She returned safely to earth.
In the 1870’s a town in Belgium had cats deliver the mail. They put the mail in waterproof pouches around the cat’s neck and sent the cats out. It was not successful.
A cat’s nose print is a unique identifier.
The house cat shares 96% of her DNA with the tiger.
Cats have 230 bones in their bodies. (Humans have 206.)
All kittens are born with blue eyes.
Kittens from the same litter can have different fathers.
Trimming a cat’s whiskers will cause it to become disoriented. They help the cat determine whether a space is big enough to fit in and how far to jump to reach a certain spot.
Cats can either purr or roar. They cannot do both. Only the jaguar, leopard (except snow leopard), lion, and tiger can roar.
The average house cat can run up to 30 miles per hour (48 kph). Human athletes top out at about 27 mph.
Cats teeth can stab, anchor, and cut. But they cannot chew.
Cats cannot detect as many colors as humans. But they are far superior at detecting motion. Their eyes can also fully dilate which allows them to see in extremely low light.
Scientists have been unable to study cats’ intelligence to any great degree because cats are not interested in cooperating with the research.
A cat’s sense of smell is far superior to a human’s although not as good as a dog’s.
Cats like to attack human feet because they are roughly the size of the prey cats normally hunt. (Fuzzy slippers or socks make the resemblance more striking.)
Most cats don’t like cold food. They prefer something close to the temperature of their tongue.
Cats sleep an average of 15 hours per day, although kittens and seniors generally sleep more. The actual schedule will probably vary by the household routine of a house cat.
Cats prefer to drink running water. Possibly because it tastes fresher.
The Maine Coon is the largest domestic cat. They are not a hybrid with a wild cat.
Black panthers are not a specific feature. They are just large cats with extra melanin.
Turkish Van cats love water.
The Sphinx cat is the only breed native to Canada. It was formerly known as the Canadian hairless.
Bengal cats have fur that sparkles under the light.
Pictures courtesy of Google Images.