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75 Reasons Why Cats Are The Most Fascinating Creatures

Scottish Fold

It’s not surprising that cats are without a doubt, the internet’s favourite animal. They are also the most popular pet in Europe and the United States. These adorable little fuzzballs are truly incredible creatures, and if you’re feeling a little down in the dumps, watching a cat video can be truly therapeutic.

For your reading pleasure, we’ve put together a list of interesting facts that make cats the most fascinating pets.

  • Cats are brave animals, and will do anything to save and protect their offspring.
  • They are social animals and genuinely love people and other animals.
  • Cats are sweet and cuddly.
  • They are naturally curious and love to explore.
  • They are very clean and love to groom themselves.
  • They have a highly tuned sense of balance and flexible backbones that allows them to flatten out their bodies to survive falls from very high places.
  • They are very funny and entertaining.
  • They have the capacity to connect with human emotions and can tell when you need a cuddle.
  • Most kittens are born with blue eyes. Over time the colour changes except for Siamese cats who naturally have blue eyes.
american bobtail
American Bobtail
  • There are 70 cat breeds, and it is estimated that there are over 600 million pet cats in the world.
  • Cats have five toes on their front paws, but only four at the back.
  • They are independent, and do not need the presence of humans to feel safe and secure.
  • They love to stare and for reasons unknown to humans, are fascinated with staring outside the window.
  • There is evidence that Alzheimer’s disease can be found in cats, just like in humans.
  • They are tenacious and resilient, and tend to hide their injuries even when they are in a lot of pain.
  • Cats’ hearts beat at a rate of 110-140 beats per minutes, which is about twice as fast as the average human.
  • Unlike humans, cats are able to drink seawater without damaging their health. This is because they have kidneys that can filter out salt before drinking it.
  • In the 1930’s, Russian scientists found that Siamese kittens that were kept in very warm rooms did not develop the dark patches that are unique to the breed.
siamese cat
Siamese Cat
  • They have a need for warmth and security, and love to leave their scent on anything that belongs to their owner because it makes them feel more secure.
  • When cats do not cover their poop, they do it as a symbol of aggression to let you know they have no fear of you.
  • They are beautiful and come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
  • If your cat’s tail is vibrating, that means it’s excited to see you.
  • They are remarkably intelligent and natural survivors.
  • They are territorial and will stake out a claim and let other people and animals know about their claim by marking it with a variety of methods and at many levels of intensity.
  • Abraham Lincoln loved cats and kept 4 in the White House.

    Persian Cat
  • They are creatures of habit, and follow strict timetables for their movements around their territories.
  • They are very organized and can be quickly trained to use a litter box.
  • Every cat in the world has one of 5 different personalities.
  • They are absolutely terrified of cucumbers.
  • They are very active and energetic with a strong passion for playing games.
  • They are natural hunters with a short term memory of 16 hours compared to that of dogs which is only 5 minutes.
  • Neutering your cat will add around two to three years to its life.
  • Cats love to listen to classical music.
  • When they sweat, cats only do so through their foot pads.
  • The ridged pattern on your cat’s nose is as unique as a human fingerprintkitten
  • They have an incredible sense of smell, and the color of a cat’s nose is directly related to the color of her fur.
  • They make you feel welcome when you get home from work.
  • They’ll protect your home from spiders, lizards, mice and other nasty creatures.
  • They are particularly agile and possess great dexterity which allows them to land gracefully on their feet even when they leap or fall from some high shelf or piece of furniture.
  • They make you feel warm and fuzzy when they snuggle up to you.
  • They help humans live longer and healthier. Cat owners are 40% less likely to suffer from a heart attack than people in cat-free homes.
  • They develop a strong, emotional connection with their adoption family.
  • Cats are able to move their ears 180 degrees.
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Scottish Fold
  • Even kittens learn to master the skill of falling without fear by the time they’re just 7 weeks old.
  • They know what they like and don’t like, and can let you know.
  • A cat was responsible for detecting his owner’s breast cancer.
  • They love cool, running water.
  • They are nocturnal animals, and need only one-sixth of the amount of light that we need to see in the dark.
  • They are able to negotiate huge heights whilst being able to land on their feet because they have a righting reflex that allows them to twist around very quickly in the air if dropped from high places.
  • They love to scratch surfaces to keep their claws sharp.kitten and puppy
  • They are very affectionate and love to give kisses.
  • When you talk to them, they listen and make you feel like they understand you.
  • A cat’s brain is 90% similar to a human’s – more similar than to a dog’s.
  • No two cats’ nose prints are the same, and their nose tells them about other cats in the area.
  • They can jump as much as 5 times their height.
  • Cats and humans have nearly identical sections of the brain that control emotion.
  • Cats have 1,000 times more data storage than an iPad.
  • At short distances, they can run speeds up to 30 miles an hour, faster than the 23mph achieved by the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.
  • They sleep in weird positions and can sleep anywhere.
  • According to evidence, house cats have been around since 3600 B.C.
bengal cat
Bengal Cat
  • They are known to make about 100 different sounds.
  • The largest known litter of kittens produced 19 kittens.
  • They are very affectionate and give unconditional love.
  • Cats have free-floating clavicle bones that connect their shoulders to their forelimbs, and allows them to squeeze through tiny spaces.
  • Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.
  • They are confident and regal creatures with strong composure and quiet dignity.
  • They are never afraid to let you know how they feel.
Scottish Fold
Scottish Fold
  • They are natural foragers and love to hunt for their food.
  • They love to nibble on plants, especially grass.
  • Cat owners who are male have a tendency to be luckier in love, because they have a perception of being more sensitive.
  • The oldest cat lived up to 38 years old, the equivalent of 224 human years.
  • They have more vertebrae than humans which allows them to be extremely flexible, enabling them to have fantastic poise, balance and reflexes.
  • They can easily distinguish between angry and friendly tones of voice.
  • They are the most popular pets in Europe.
  • Even though cats are fans of milk, many of them are actually lactose intolerant. This means they are allergic to milk.
  • The world’s richest cat is worth $13 million after his human passed away and left her fortune to him.



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