Interesting facts about cats

Collection of amazing facts about cats.

  •  Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.
  • Cats who fall five stories have a 90 percent survival rate.
  • A cat’s whiskers aren’t just for show – they help cats detect objects and navigate in the dark.
  • Cats cannot see in complete darkness, only at low light levels.


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  • Humans greet each other by shaking hands; cats greet one another by touching their noses together.
  • Cats have sandpaper-like tongues that they use to clean groom themselves.
  • Unlike humans, cats only sweat through their paws. This is why you may see them leave moist paw prints in the summer time!
  • The average cat sleeps 16-18 hours per day.

  • Calico cats are almost always female.

  • Most cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given cow’s milk.

  • Cats knead with their paws when they are happy.

  • A male cat is called a “Tom” and a female cat is called a “Queen.”

  • 6. Cats can get tapeworm from eating mice.

  • 7. Cats have more than 100 different vocal sounds.

  • An adult cat has 30 adult teeth.

  • Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

  • A cat can jump approximately seven times its height.

  • A female cat carries her kittens for about 58-65 days before they are born.

  • Cats cannot taste anything sweet.

  • A cat’s sense of smell is approximately 14 times greater than that of a human.

  • A group of kittens is called a kindle; a group of adult cats is called a clowder.

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