Wednesday, Cat facts day!
There are two cats commonly listed at the longest living. The first is Puss, who was born in 1903 and passed away on 29th November, 1939. The second is Granpa who lived to the ripe old age of 34. was a Sphyx adopted from the Humane Society in Texas.
- A falling cat will always right itself in a precise order. First the head will rotate, then the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing.
- The Maine Coon cat is America’s only “natural” breed of domestic feline. It is four times larger than the Singapura (the smallest breed of cat).
- Cats paw (repeatedly treading on a spot – often it’s owner) to mark their territory.
- Older cats can at times act aggressively towards kittens.
- The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled over the last fifty years.
- Most cats in Halifax (Nova Scotia) have six toes.
- Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats.
- Cats must have fat in their diet, because they can’t produce it on their own.
- Cats eat grass to aid their digestion and to help them get rid of any fur in their stomachs.