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INFORMATION AND CURIOSITY ON CATS

  1. The cat’s ears consist of 32 muscles and 12 are used regularly.
  1. Cats can rotate their ears at almost 180 degrees. Please be careful when sharing secrets in their presence! ;)
  1. The sense of smell of cats is 14 times more acute than in humans. Therefore, if you forget the ham sandwich in your bag – even if it is wrapped in a plastic bag – you can be sure that your kitty will find it! XD
  1. The average life expectancy of a domestic cat is 15 years. When he does 3 it is as if he had 20 humans; at 8 it is as if he had 40 humans; at 15 he will be like a shining 70-year-old human.
  1. Ragdoll male cats require an area (in terms of territory) almost ten times greater for their sustenance than female specimens.
  1. Cats cannot live full lives unless fed with animal protein. This is because the meat contains a specific amino acid (arginine) which is vital to them.
  1. Cats prefer warm or room temperature foods, but never cold or hot.
  1. It has been read about some people who have treated their cats with human medicines. An interesting note to never forget is that cats can be fatally poisoned even with ordinary aspirin.
  1. Do you know how many beats a minute makes a cat’s heart? Approximately 140. By comparison, the average human heart rate is around 80 beats per minute.
  1. It is a known fact that every human being can be identified by fingerprints, as these are totally unique and different for each individual. Well, the same thing applies to “the imprint” of a cat’s nose.
  1. It is interesting that cats are able to hear sounds transmitted at a frequency of 60 kHz. The canine correspondent is 40 kHz, for humans 20 kHz. Of course, even the quietest rustling of a mouse that we consider silent can be heard distinctly by the cat.
  1. It’s amazing, but cats can produce more than 100 different sounds, while dogs can only emit about 10 sounds.
  1. Many children wonder why cats do not react to the “delicacies” that are slipped under their nose. The truth is that cats have difficulty seeing at a short distance. The most comfortable area for their vision ranges from 75 centimeters to 6 meters.
  1. In general, cats have 12 mustaches on each side. In other words, these wonderful animals can be called 24-mustache creatures!
  1. Another interesting fact is the scientific proof that cats retract their claws during sleep. This applies to the entire feline family; the only exception is the cheetahs: their claws are drawn all the time.
  1. Cats never use meow to communicate with each other. Their language of communication consists of hissing, snorting, and purring. When cats meow, they turn exclusively to people, surely thinking of expressing their thoughts perfectly in the human language!
  1. If the cat’s whiskers were cut, he will completely change his behavior. This happens because the mustache is a very useful tool through which they perceive the world. The correct term for this part of the body is not “whiskers”, but vibrissae, since with this word the long “hairs” are described that have ultrasensitive nerve endings and that transmit impulses to the brain.
  1. Some people believe that vibrissae are the sixth sense of cats. Indeed, this unique part of the body allows the animal to move freely in space even in complete darkness. In other words, vibrissae can almost completely replace ears and eyes.
  1. Another interesting fact about cats is the cliché that they are terribly afraid of water. But in reality, under normal conditions, cats can even fish. However, in conditions of forcing (if you took the cat and put him in water), he can show strong aggression. Whether the explanation derives from a popular legend about cats or that it is a pure survival instinct, these reactions should be taken into account.
  1. Do you know why cats lick each other? Cleaning may not be the most correct reason. Cats simply lick the substance secreted by their body, which normalizes their mental activity. So, to put it simply, if the cat is not licking itself, then he is probably a psychopath! Seriously, this behavior is really important, so that depriving him of a condition of serenity that causes him to do so could even mean putting him in conditions that are dangerous for his life.
  1. Unlike what is believed, cat allergy is not caused by their hair. The real source, the allergen, is the FEL D1 protein, which is spread with the help of hair. It is interesting to note that male cats are more allergenic than females.
  1. To show their affection for humans, most cats literally “sit” on their feet or rub their heads. This is indeed a demonstration of great love, even though the superficial eye may appear to be a common behavior.
  1. If you are wondering why cats rub their noses against their human legs, as well as against a wide variety of other objects, then you must know that the truth is that these animals have special glands on both sides of the head, on the trail and near the genitals. When they rub against you, they are actually labeling you, saying “you are mine”.
  1. When cats are in the territory of another cat and when they meet other cats, they slow down their steps. This happens because they do not want a conflict to be established, a struggle with other specimens. Slowing down, they declare their intent to not fight.
  1. Almost all cats love valerian. Its smell is a source of great attraction for them. It is interesting to note that they somehow become dependent when they smell it. In the event of an overdose, however, it is good to know that the cat can also meet death. Careful attention must be paid and therefore always be present when proposed.
  1. If a cat shakes its tail (like a whip), it means that it has a dilemma that shakes it and does not know how to overcome it. For example, standing in the doorway, not knowing whether to go out on the street in the rain or stay indoors in the dry, the cat will vehemently beat its tail.
  1. If the cat’s tail “trembles” when you’re nearby, you can be sure of one thing: you’re one of the most precious and important things for him. This is the most instinctive expression of their tender sentiment towards you.
  1. Cats don’t like sweets. The fact is that they simply do not “understand” the sweetness due to the lack of taste buds able to identify their meaning.
  1. When the cat flaps its legs, it is feeling very unpleasant.
  1. The eyes of cats shine in the dark because the light is reflected on their retina. This is why they really only need one-sixth of the light that a human being needs to orientate himself in space.
  1. Cats are naturally “hypermetropic”, so it is difficult for them to focus on objects that are too close.
  1. The urophilia (from the Greek ” failures ” – cat – and ” Philos ” – love) is excessive love for cats. Excessive is exactly the right word since the term was coined in psychiatry. Usually, this mental disorder affects older women, who can get to hold a few dozen of these pets in a small apartment.
  1. Cats sleep two-thirds of the day and use the rest of the time to take care of themselves.
  1. In Australia, cats are present in 90% of homes. It’s kind of a “feline state”!
  1. Even kittens have falling milk teeth, just like humans.
  1. All cats love to play with boxes. And “cats” means the whole family of cats.
  1. Cats were considered sacred animals in Egypt. So much so that in the event of the death of a specimen, all the “human” members of his family shaved their eyebrows in mourning.
  1. It may seem surprising, but the felines do not sweat. The only part of their body that can get wet is that which includes the pads’ bearings.
  1. Especially skilled cats can easily stay alive even after falling from a height of nine floors.
  1. And finally, the last fact. Did you know that a cat can meow for hours on end? Yes ok, I think you know this !!! :)

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