Groups of kittens are “kindles,” while groups of adult cats are “clowders.”
A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down
Cats weigh an average of 12 pounds. The heaviest cat on record weighed nearly 47 pounds. The lightest was one pound, eight ounces.
A cat’s heart beats up to 140 times per minute, or about twice as fast as a human’s.
A cat cannot see directly under its nose.
Many people think that cats are colorblind, but it’s a myth. Now we know that cats can see blues, reds and greens.
Cats will spend about a third of the day grooming. The process is helped along by the backwards-facing spikes on their tongues. Now you know why it feels like being rubbed with sandpaper when they lick you.
They will also spend about 16 hours a day sleeping.
Ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning when their cats died. And if someone killed a cat, he or she could get the death penalty.
Cats rarely meow at other cats.
Kittens will start dreaming when they’re about one week old.
When kittens are born, their eyes are blue – but they often change color as the babies grow.
Cats can be trained to use the toilet as their litter box. Some can even be taught to flush when they’re done.
You might think it’s disgusting when your cat brings you dead prey (like a bird or mouse), but you should thank her anyway. She thinks that she’s bringing you a present.