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Monday, 4 January 2010

Fun Feline Facts

As cats it is important that we educate our humans. What better subject then how fabulous felines are. Be sure to get your human to read this, proper human care is essential for a happy cat!

Cats are members of the Felidea family.

A litter of kittens is called a kindle, and a group of cats is called a clowder.

A cat's IQ is only surpassed by that of monkeys and chimps in the world of animals.

Cats are the only animals that purr. They can purr at around 26 cycles per second, which is the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

Purring doesn't necessarily mean a cat is happy. Sometimes cats will purr when they are scared or hurt.

A cat's nose pad is as unique as a human fingerprint. No two nose prints are identical.

Petting or stroking a cat has actually been proven to help in lowering one's blood pressure.

One way a cat shows s/he trusts you is by rolling over on his/her back.

A cat's hearing is much stronger and more sensitive than a dog's or a human's. Human hearing stops at 20 khz; a cat's at 65 khz.

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear and can turn their ear very quickly to catch noise. Much faster than a very alert watchdog.

A cat's sense of smell is about 14 times stronger than a humans.

Cats have five toes on their front paws and four on their back paws. If a cat is polydactyl, s/he has extra toes.

Cats have over 100 vocals sounds, while dogs have only 10.

Normal body temperature for a cat is between 100.5 F and 102.5 F.

Cats drink liquid from the underside of their tongue, not from the top.

Cats use their whiskers to determine if the space they are entering is big enough for them.

To calm a frightened cat put your hand over his/her eyes and forehead or let him/her bury his/her head in your armpit.

Only about 80% of cats have the gene that allows them to respond to the effects of catnip. The other 20% are not affected by it.

Domestic cats are the only cats that can hold their tails vertically while they walk. Wild cats hold theirs horizontally or between their legs.

The only "natural" breed of domestic cat in America is the Main Coon.

Cats get an average of 16 hours of sleep per day.

A cat lover is called an ailurophile.

We hope you human enjoyed todays lesson. Remember an educated human is a happy human.

Thomas O'Toole, Charlie O'Marley and Lola Fannola x


  1. Great cat facts, several of which I didn't know.

    Now that I've learned something new, may I go home? Think my boss would approve? ;-)

  2. Thanks much for the great facts! Our mom really learned a lot!

  3. Thanks for sharing those neat facts...we love to learn new things about cats!

  4. What a kewl post! Thanx for the info...

  5. We enjoyed the cat facts (and made mom read them too).

    Milo xx

    Hi Lola,
    Do yoo want to come owt and play? :blush:

    Alfie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. And a happy human makes for even happier kitties!!!!!!!!! :)

  7. There were 'items' I did not know. Thank You for the Monday Meowning Info ...

  8. Our mama knew some of them but not all. Good job on educating our humans!!

    Hugs and purrs from
    Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines

  9. Those are some great facts about us! Thanks for sharing them!

  10. Hello all at the Paw relations! We hope you had a great Christmas and New Years! Looking forward to reading your blog in 2010 :D

    Laura, Joplin, and Hendrix

  11. Ailurophile, huh? I'd never heard that before.
    ~Lisa Co9T

  12. GREAT facts
    (and soooooooo the truth :-)

  13. Hrmmm, I had never heard of a kindle or clowder...good to know (bound to be a jeopardy question one day!). And I am an ailurophile. Don't think I will put that on my business cards

  14. Lots of really fun stuff. We knew many of the facts but not all!

    Purrs (happy ones)
    Tama-Chan and her Kindle!

  15. Hey great facts there and I just love the picture.. Hugs GJ x

  16. Those were interesting facts! We didn't know our noseprints were as unique as fingerprints! We're gonna go put some on the window and see......

  17. a frightened cat cuddling in your armpit is not the best of ideas... mom's seen tons of people get bit that way! Sometimes it's better to let them alone.

    overall, we enjoyed this. :)

  18. That was pretty cool..we knew some stuff but not all.

  19. Great list of facts! Thanks for sharing! :)

  20. hahahaha! Knew it! We are smarter than our woofie Grete!

    shhhh...I won't let her know.

  21. We definitely learned some things today! We certainly did know that we were smarter than dogs, though :)

  22. My Mom is in cat training so this was a great lesson! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  23. Cuddling in armpits is also a lot of fun when you are not scared. Makes the humans do funny noises.

  24. Cats are the best animals in the world, aren't we? hee hee

  25. Another one: The vibration rate cats purr at has been shown to help migraine headaches.
    Mom keeps wanting to put one of us on her head when she gets one but so far we've avoided that!


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