Fun Facts About Cats

Ever wanted to know more about our gorgeous feline friends?

Fun Facts:

  • Cats have the ability to jump up to five feet high without a running start
  • Only mammal that can’t taste sweetness
  • Cats need more protein in their diets than dogs or people
  • Their tongues are very rough and are covered in spines known as “papillae”
  • Cats can sleep up to 70% of the day, with an average of 15 hours a day
  • Whiskers help guide them through every day life
  • They also have whiskers on the back of their front legs
  • Their long tails help balance them on high platforms
  • Cats purr when they are happy, but also distressed or anxious
  • Purring can also occur when they’re self-soothing or managing pain
  • Cats, Giraffes and Camels all walk the same
  • Hissing is a defense mechanism
  • Meowing was developed just for communicating with humans
  • A wagging tail is a warning sign
  • Cats can be toilet-trained
  • Cats have 100 different vocalizations, where dogs only have 10
  • They also have a special and unique vocalization with their owner

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