Interesting Cat Facts

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  • Cats have been domesticated for only half as long as dogs.
  • Cat hearts beat twice as fast as human hearts.
  • Cat nose pads are unique like fingerprints.
  • Cats are the only animals that purr.
  • Cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
  • Cats have 290 bones
  • Cats have 527 muscles.
  • Cats have five more vertebrae then humans
  • Cats have some of the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. If you often find your cat waiting for you at the door when you come home, it's because he or she can hear and recognize your footsteps from hundreds of feet away.
  • One pair of cats and their kittens can produce 420,00 new kittens in just seven years.
  • A falling cat always rights itself in the same way. First, it rotates its head. Second, it twists its spine. Third, it aligns its rear legs, and finally, it arches its back to lessen the impact on landing.
  • In relationship to their body size, cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
  • A cat born with one blue eye is often deaf in the ear closest to the blue eye.
  • Cats can't see as well in the dark as you think. Although they can't see perfectly in total darkness, they do see better than humans in semidarkness.
  • If a cat becomes so overweight that its sides stick out farther than its whiskers, it will lose its sense of perception and stability.
  • Cats almost never meow at another cat. They use this sound to communicate with humans.
  • Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat door.
  • Feeding a cat dog food can cause blindness. Dog food lacks taurine, a nutrient essential for cat health. Taurine keeps their hearts healthy and their eyesight sharp.
  • 32% of homeowners have at least one cat.

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