Crazy Cat Facts!
Did You Know...
Cats have the ability to choose shapes, such as triangles, out of a group of circles. Other than primates they are the only species to have this ability.
Cats do not understand punishment like humans, they must be praised and rewarded for good behavior instead.
Scientists still do not know what creates the purring sound in cats, but it is believed that it originates in the cardiovascular system instead of the throat.
Cats can not taste sweets.
Contrary to belief, cats like human interaction.
Cats respond to names best when they end in an "ee" sounds.
Meowing is their way of speaking with humans, and they use different sounds to communicate with each other.
The smallest adult cat in the world was only 2.75 inches tall and 7.5 inches long and he named Tinker Toy.
The oldest cat documented is a female tabby named "Ma" and lived to be 34!
Cats have over 100 vocal sounds while dogs only have ten.
Cats not only smell with their nose but also with the Jacobson's organ which is located on the upper part of their mouth. That explains those weird faces they make!
Cats "knead" with their paws when they are content or happy.
The average lifespan of an indoor cat is 15 years, while an outside cat's average is only 3-5 years.
The cat is one of the only animals that can stare fixedly into the human eye.
Cats fit into tiny openings because they have no collar bone and a small chest cavity!
Purring means cats are happy, but can also mean they are in pain, sick or even dying. They use purring in the wild to hide their distress so they don't get eaten!
Calico and Torti cats are female, and occasionally can be a sterile male.
Cats have a third eyelid called a "haw" which you normally won't see extended unless kitty is sick.
When cats raise their tail and show you their rear-end that means they are friendly with you and are offering the opportunity to sniff their scent!
Sticking as close to possible as their diet in the wild will improve their health, skin, coat and also extend their life span.
When a cat is frightened, it's body hair stands up evenly; when the cat is ready to attack the hair stands up in a narrow band alone the spine and tail.
Cats do not need to blink regularly to keep their eyes lubricated like humans.
Because cats have an amazing hearing ability, they can sense bad weather before we have any idea it is going to happen.
Cats brains are more similar to humans than dogs are. Humans and cats have identical regions in the brain that are responsible for emotions.
When cats show you their belly, that means they fully trust you.
Because a cats nose is so sensitive, it is believed they can sense disease and predict death.
Spaying/Neutering your pet extends their life span!
Cats sure are amazing creatures!
- Oscar the Cat Predicts Nursing Home Deaths | Fox News
Oscar the cat is a furry grim reaper that seems to sense when death is near.