Facts about cats

21 Incredible Facts About Cats

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Cats can jump up to 6 feet in the air.

Cats can also make high-pitched sounds because of the shape of their larynx and vocal cords, which is unique in mammals.

Cat’s eyes have horizontal slit pupils that give them excellent night vision while appearing round during daylight hours.

Cats use their ears to measure distances as well as detect sounds.

A cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than a dog’s.

Cats have an incredible sense of balance, which is what they use to walk on two feet.

A cute red cat balancing

A group of cats is called a clowder or a glaring.

Cats can be left or right handed, and some studies suggest that they have a preference to use one paw over another.

Cats always land on all four because they have a flexible spine that allows them to bend their back and forward or backward. Cats can also rotate their hind legs in order to get the most out of each step.

Cats can jump up to six times their height.

A funny cat jumping on the garden

A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing and a signal that they feel content and safe. When cats purr, it sends vibrations through their body which releases muscle tension as well a calming them down. Cats also purr when in the company of other cats or humans because this is an indication that all parties are feeling safe together Purring also aids in healing by increasing blood flow to damaged tissues while lowering stress.

Some cats have been known to survive falls from as high as 65 feet without any injuries.

Cat fur is great at keeping them warm in cold weather, and cool in hot weather.

A small cute grey kitty

Cats are the most popular pet in the world with over 350 million living with humans!

Cats have a sense of humor — they love playing with string and crumpled paper. They also enjoy playing with mice and other animals.

Cats have a very keen sense of hearing.

Cats can see in near total darkness.

Cats can smell things up to 16 feet away!

Cat is smelling flowers

They can also be very affectionate – rubbing their heads on your leg or purring when you pet them.

When cats rub their faces on people, they are marking you as an important part of the family.

Cats have a type of natural sunscreen in their coat that protects them from sunburn.

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QUOTE:
"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."
-- Terry Pratchett

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