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Cat Trivia 2

May 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Cat Food and Treats

cat trivia 2Cats see six times better in the dark and at night than humans.

A domestic cat can run at speeds of 30 mph.

The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled over the last fifty years.

Cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

Cats scratch to shed the sheaths of their old claws.

Cats use more than 500 muscles to leap, jump, and sprint. Cats with white fur and skin on their ears are very prone to sunburn.

Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America. There are approximately 66 million cats to 58 million dogs, with Parakeets a distant third at 14 million.

Americans spend more on cat food than on baby food.

If your cat is in the habit of rolling over and exposing his stomach, you can be sure he feels perfectly safe with you. It’s also a way of demonstrating his pleasure in your company.

An adult cat has 30 teeth, 16 on the top and 14 on the bottom.

A cat can be right pawed or left pawed

A cat cannot see directly under its nose. This is why the cat cannot seem to find tidbits on the floor.

A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.

A cat will spend nearly 30% of its life grooming itself.

A cat’s ear pivots 180 degrees.

A cat’s hearing rates as one of the top in the animal kingdom. Cats can hear sounds as high-pitched as 65 kHz; a human’s hearing stops at just 20 kHz.

A cat’s heart beats at 110 to 140 beats per minute, twice as fast as a human heart

A cat’s normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees F (38.6 C).

Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.

Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice, so talk to them often.

The cat’s tail is used to maintain balance.

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