Re-posting a few cat facts that I posted when I started this blog!
- In ancient Egypt, killing a cat was a crime punishable by death.
- In multi-cat households, cats of the opposite sex usually get along better.
- The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking.
- The ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to realize the cat’s potential as a vermin hunter and tamed cats to protect the corn supplies on which their lives depended.
- Almost 10% of a cat’s bones are in its tail, and the tail is used to maintain balance.
- Cats must have fat in their diet because they can’t produce it on their own.
- A cat has two vocal chords, and can make over 100 sounds.
- A cat can jump 5 times as high as it is tall.
- Cats come back to full alertness from the sleep state faster than any other creäture.