Interesting Cat Facts

  1. People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
  2. The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak to you.
  3. Cats love high places.  They share this love with leopards and jaguars, which sleep in trees.
  4. A cat eats grass as it helps in digestion and also gets rid of fur in its stomach.
  5. A cat is unable to taste sweet.
  6. A domestic cat can run at speeds of about 31 miles per hour
  7. A cat is able to jump 5 times as high as its height.
  8. Cats are the only animals that purr. They purr at about 26 cycles per second
  9. The average cat sleeps for 12-14 hours per day.
  10. Cats sweat through their paws. But the surface area of their paws is relatively small so in the big picture, this is not an effective cooling mechanism. Cats generally seek out shady spots and rest. They may rest on cool surfaces such as tile or hardwood floors, or in the shade under bushes. When in distress in extremely hot conditions, cats will pant.