Most Amazing Facts About Cats
2024/02/22

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Prepare to feel warm and cozy with these fascinating cat facts! Cats cannot taste sugar. Despite being nearsighted, they have superior night and peripheral vision. They can jump up to 6 times their body length and have 230 bones, including an extra organ called the Jacobson organ. Cats also have whiskers on their front legs and use their tails for balance. Some cats are born with extra toes. They sleep 12-16 hours a day and are most active at dusk and dawn. Grooming takes up half of their waking hours.

Female cats can start mating at four months, and neutering/spaying can extend their lifespan.

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Cats use their tails to communicate - a question mark shape means they want to play, while draping it over you shows friendship. They hiss out of fear, knead when content, and flop to show they feel safe. Tail wagging indicates anger, while rubbing their face on you marks you as their territory.

Cats make different sounds for different occasions and prefer unusual water sources. They enjoy sleeping on items that smell like their owners and love boxes. Male cats are persistent in finding a female in heat, dislike citrus smells, and may steal small objects. They have a routine of waking their owners up at the same time daily.

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Purring helps in muscle and bone repair, and a group of kittens is called a Kindle. Cats can be toilet trained, survive on seawater in emergencies, and have unique nose prints like human fingerprints. The first cat video was recorded in 1894. If you have more interesting cat facts, share them on our Facebook page!

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