Just for fun on Friday, ten interesting cat facts I’m working with for a project… and there are so many more…
- Your cat’s nose print is as unique as one of your fingerprints.
- A cat can jump 5 to 7 times the height of its tail.
- A group of cats is called a “clowder”, a group of kittens is called a “kindle” (but can we read on them?).
- A cat’s eyes are always blue at birth and may not change to their final color for months.
- An adult cat has four rows of whiskers on each side and 30 teeth.
- Cats cannot taste sweets because of an incomplete gene.
- 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.
- Cats can sprint at about 30 miles per hour, but aren’t meant for long-distance running.
- Cats are capable of vocalizing about 100 different sounds, dogs about 10.
- Coat patterns in big and small cats seem to be derived from an evolutionary response to habitat.
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