23 Amazing Facts about Cats: Know Your Furry Friends!

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Cats, our furry companions have captured the hearts of many for millennia. Their self-sustainable nature and adorable looks have made them one of the top picks as pets for the human. If you too have a pet and think you know every fact about your cat, think again. Did you know that cats have an extra organ, called Jacobson’s organ (or the vomeronasal organ), that essentially lets them taste any scent or air? Shocked? We were too, hence we have curated a special article for you to read such interesting facts about cats.

  1.  The average lifespan of cats is 12-18 years.
  2. Cats were first domesticated by the Egyptians around 3,000 BC.
  3. Cats are amazing jumpers and can leap up to six times their body length!
  4. They are nocturnal creatures which means they are most active during the night and their eyes are adapted for low-light conditions, giving them a better vision than humans.
  5. Cat whiskers help them navigate tight spaces or to sense their surroundings.
  6. Cats can taste sweetness.
  7. Their soft paws are actually for sneaking up on their prey. 
  1. Cats can make 100 different sounds making for a wide range of a wide vocal range.
  2. They are meticulous groomers and can spend about 50% of their day cleaning themselves.
  3. Cats scratch posts to remove dead claw sheaths and mark their territory.
  4. In some culture black cats are seen as bad luck, but in others they are seen as a symbol of good fortune. 
  5. Believe it or not, a cat went to space in 1963.
  6. Cats normally purr when they want to show affection, they want your attention or they are relaxed. 
  7. According to some students keeping cat as a pet can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
  8. Cats have rough tongues, which not only helps them in grooming but also helps them lick bones completely clean. 
  9. The world’s oldest cat lived for 31 years!
  10. Cats are known to have a flexible feline spine and their spine is made up of 53 vertebrae, compared to only 34 in humans.
  1. A cat’s nose print is unique, just like a human fingerprint.
  2. Kittens are born blind and deaf but their sense of smell is well developed. 
  3. Cats bump their heads towards you to show you affection. 
  4. Cats are known to be independent creatures but also enjoy affectionate times with their owners. 
  5.  Cats are naturally clean animals and instinctively know how to use a litter box!
  6. Cats are known to have 9 lives due to their amazing agility and the ability to survive falls even from great heights. 

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