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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cat Facts - Did you know that

Cat Facts - I did not know ...

• The cat's tail is used to maintain balance.

• Sir Isaac Newton is not only credited with the laws of gravity but is also credited with inventing the cat flap.

• Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.

• When a cats rubs up against you, the cat is marking you with it's scent claiming ownership NOT vise versa :)

• Cats must have fat in their diet as they are unable to produce it on their own.

• It has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for our health and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses.

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• Stroking a cat can help to relieve stress, and the feel of a purring cat on your lap conveys a strong sense of security and comfort.

• The ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to realize the cat's potential as a vermin hunter and tamed cats to protect the corn supplies on which their lives depended.

• The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled over the last fifty years.

• A cat has more bones than a human being; humans have 206 and the cat has 230 bones.

• A cat's hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.

• Cats see six times better in the dark and at night than humans.

• Cats eat grass to aid their digestion and to help them get rid of any fur in their stomachs.

• A healthy cat has a temperature between 38 and 39 degrees Celsius.

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