Time for some cat facts everyone! I know I can’t bore you enough with long stories about kitties and litter boxes. But it’s time for something short and simple. Facts!
A cat has about 60 to 80 million olfactory cells (a human has between 5 and 20 million).
- A cat has two vocal chords, and can make over 100 sounds.
- The first breeding pair of Siamese cats arrived in England in 1884.
- The average lifespan of an outdoor-only (feral and non-feral) is about 3 years; an indoor-only cat can live 16 years and longer. Some cats have been documented to have a longevity of 34 years.
- Never give your cat aspirin unless specifically prescribed by your veterinarian; it can be fatal. Never ever give Tylenol to a cat. And be sure to keep anti-freeze away from all animals – it’s sweet and enticing, but deadly poison.
- The oldest cat still living is a Burmese called Kataleena Lady who lives in Melbourne, Australia. Kataleena Lady was born on March 11th, 1977.
- Cats are attracted to the cave-like appeal of a clothes dryer.
- A cat will kill its prey based on movement, but may not necessarily recognize that prey as food. Realizing that prey is food is a learned behavior.
- The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments does not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses
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