Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Cats

Fun Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Cats

Quirky, derpy, snuggly, aloof, playful, lazy, fuzzy, and frisky are all words that are often used to describe one of mankind’s favorite pets, Felis catus, the domestic cat. While each cat is wildly different with its own personality and unique features, these animals are a delight to live with and a wonder to care for.
So, to get to know your resident enigma a little better, here are a few fun facts about cats that you probably never knew!

10 Fun Facts About Cat

1. Carnivores through and through, cats’ taste buds cannot taste sweetness.
2. Other than kittens trying to get attention from their mothers, cats usually only meow at humans and not at each other.
3. Purring has healing powers for both cats and people. Their purrs vibrate at frequencies between 25 and 150 Hz, which creates ideal conditions for stimulating bone and muscle growth and repair.
4. Despite popular belief, cats are actually lactose intolerant and should not be fed any dairy. No more bowls of cow’s milk for those kittens!
5. Cats spend about 15% of the day grooming, 70% sleeping, and the remaining 15% on eating and antics.
6. A cat’s ears can move independently of each other and rotate 180-degrees, making them better able to hear the rustle of a pack of treats or catnip blowing in the wind.
7. On average, a cat’s hearing is at least five times sharper than most human adults’ hearing.
8. A group of cats is most commonly called a clowder, but it can also be referred to as a cluster, clutter, or glaring.
9. When your cat “boops” you, rubbing its head against you, this is not only a sign of affection but also a way for your cat to mark you as its territory.
10. When your cat gazes at you, blinking slowly, this is a sign of trust and affection.

Unravel Even More Feline Fun With Our Woodland Park Veterinarian

If you’re a lover of cats, and have one or a few of your own at home, then we encourage you to establish veterinary care at Compassion Animal Hospital in Woodland Park. Our veterinarian, Dr. Cooper, loves caring for felines of all ages by providing personalized care to each unique patient.
To learn more about caring for your cats or to schedule your cat’s next veterinary exam, we welcome you to contact our office today.