Just Some Fun Feline Facts for Friday

namir's nose close up
Namir’s nose was decidedly unique.

Just for fun on Friday, ten interesting cat facts I’m working with for a project… and there are so many more…

  1. Your cat’s nose print is as unique as one of your fingerprints.
  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?).
  4. A cat’s eyes are always blue at birth and may not change to their final color for months.
  5. An adult cat has four rows of whiskers on each side and 30 teeth.
  6. Cats cannot taste sweets because of an incomplete gene.
  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.
  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.
  10. Coat patterns in big and small cats seem to be derived from an evolutionary response to habitat.
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Mewsette knows many words, and uses them to great effect by using them sparingly.

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2 thoughts on “Just Some Fun Feline Facts for Friday

  • March 9, 2013 at 8:18 am

    so funny to read this while our normally quiet tuxedo cat has ventured out from under the bed to talk her head off at us. Like Mewsette, she only says something when it’s really important, so I better go check out what’s wrong under the bed.

    • March 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Well, if your tuxie’s missives are anything like Mewsette’s you are no more knowledgeable now than you were before you looked under the couch. Translation is still a bit of a problem.


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