Interesting Facts About Cats

I enjoy reading interesting facts about cats. There are tons of fun cat facts. Indeed, I’m always learning something new about cats. Here you will find several feline facts I find interesting. Enjoy!



Cat facts...

  • The largest cat breed is the Maine Coon, which can weigh over 20 lbs.

  • Cats can reach a speed of 30mph. Fast paws!

  • Many cats can learn how to use the toilet.

  • Cats can help lower humans’ blood pressure.

  • Cats sleep more than most mammals (they sleep an average of 16 hours a day!)

  • The first cat show in the United States was held in 1895.

  • Indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats.

  • The average gestation period in cats is 63 days.

  • A female cat can have 3 to 5 litters in a year.

  • The lion is the only feline that lives in groups.

  • A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart.

  • The ear of a cat has 32 muscles.

  • The oldest cat on record lived to the old ripe age of 34.

  • More than 35,000 kittens are born in the United States every year.

  • Cats can’t distinguish details very well.

  • Cats dream! Kittens start dreaming when they’re a little over a week old.

  • The average cat weighs between 10 to 12 lbs.

  • Just like leopards and jaguars, domestic cats love high places.

  • In many cultures, black cats are symbols of bad luck.

  • The areas in the brain that are responsible for emotion are the same for both cats and humans.

  • A cat’s urine glows under a black light.

  • 32% of home owners also own a cat.

  • Most cats don’t like loud noises.

  • Cats reach puberty around six months of age.

  • A polydactyl cat has many toes. Acclaimed American writer Ernest Hemingway owned several polydactyl cats.

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