Fun Feline Facts for Friday

Namir's nose was decidedly unique.
Namir’s nose was decidedly unique.

While we’re all running around rescuing and fostering and feeding and spaying and neutering the overflow of cats and kittens, it’s fun to take a minute and remember a few things about them that make them unique. Just for fun on Friday, here are ten interesting cat facts… and there are so many more…

1. Your cat’s nose print is as unique as one of your fingerprints.

Jelly Bean checks the paintbrush for edibility.
Jelly Bean checks the paintbrush for edibility.

2. A cat can jump 5 to 7 times the height of its tail.


3. A group of cats is called a “clowder”, a group of kittens is called a “kindle” (but can we read on them?).

eight kittens
All of Marshmallow’s kittens!

4. A cat’s eyes are always blue at birth and may not change to their final color for months.

In fact, the world does revolve around me.
In fact, the world does revolve around me.

5. An adult cat has four rows of whiskers on each side and 30 teeth.

    I can't stop yawning.....!
I can’t stop yawning…..!

6. Cats cannot taste sweets because of an incomplete gene.

Jelly Bean meets his namesake.
Jelly Bean meets his namesake.

7. People who would read this blog are probably ailurophiles, or lovers of cats, but those who are afraid of cats are called ailurophobes and likely will not.

My great-niece Cassidy greets 15-year-old Cream.
My great-niece Cassidy greets 15-year-old Cream.

8. Cats can sprint at about 30 miles per hour, but aren’t meant for long-distance running.


9. Cats are capable of vocalizing about 100 different sounds, dogs about 10.

Mewsette knows many words, and uses them to great effect by using them sparingly.
Mewsette knows many words, and uses them to great effect by using them sparingly.

10. Coat patterns in big and small cats seem to be derived from an evolutionary response to habitat.

Dickie and Girls
Dickie and Girls

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2 thoughts on “Fun Feline Facts for Friday

  • August 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Very cool! I don’t I knew any of these facts before reading. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • August 3, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Thanks for visiting! One of these days I’ll pull out photos of to illustrate a few more!


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