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Friday, January 29, 2016

29 facts about cats.

1. Cats can't taste sweets.

2. A cat's tongue consists of small "hooks,"which come in handy when tearing up food.

3. Americans spend more annually on cat food than on baby food.

4. In 1987 cats overtook dogs as the number one pet in America.

5. Black cat superstitions are as American as apple pie. In Asia and England, black cats are considered lucky.

6.Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.

7.Cats have true fur, in that they have bothan undercoat and an outer coat.

8. When a domestic cat goes after mice, about one pounce in three results in a catch.

9. Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

10.A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

11.Cats must have fat in their diet because they can't produce it on their own.

12. Cat's urine glows under a black light.

13.The heaviest cat ever recorded was 46 lbs.

14.Cats have a third eyelid called a haw and you will probably only see it when kitty isn't feeling well.

15.A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum, a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.

16.Adult cats with no health problems are in deep sleep 15 percent of their lives. They are in light sleep 50 percent of the time.

17.Cats are the only animal that walk on their claws, not the pads of their feet.

18.Newborn kittens have closed ear canals that don't begin to open for nine days.When the eyes open, they are always blue at first. They change color over a period of months to the final eye color.

19.Most cats have no eyelashes.

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

21.It is a common belief that cats are color blind. However, recent studies have shown that cats can see blue, green andred.

22.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. White cats with orange eyes do not have this disability.

23.Cats with white fur and skin on their ears are very prone to sunburn.

24.Abraham Lincoln loved cats. He had four of them while he lived in the White House.

25.Napoleon was terrified of cats.

26.Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.

27.Cats have AB blood groups just like people.

28.A form of AIDS exists in cats.

29.In ancient Egypt, entire families would shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.


  1. Woow

    What about cats having nine lives?

  2. Interesting. They have no eyelashes lol

  3. Wow. I don't like cats but good to know these facts

  4. Oh my! Amazing,Interesting and entertaining facts. Thanks Carina

  5. Their is just something odd about cats. Can't figure.

  6. i hate cats ...arrrgh! they look evil


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