Did you know that October 29th is National Cat Day?! I had fun celebrating with my family. Now I want to share some fun facts about cats with you all.
Cats are the second most popular household pets in America. Fish are the most popular pets and dogs ranked third most popular.
Cats are usually left paw dominant. In comparison, most humans are right hand dominant.
Cats sleep an average of 15 hours per day, and up to 20 hours out of a 24 hour period.
A group of cats is called a “clowder.” A litter of kittens is called a “kindle.” A male cat is called a “tom,” a female cat is called a “molly” or “queen.”
Calico cats are not a specific breed of cat. Calico is used to describe a unique color pattern of white, orange, brown, and black. 99.9% of Calico cats are born female.
On average, a cat can jump 8 feet in a single leap, which is 5 times its body length.
When a cat’s pupils dilate—get larger and more round—the cat is angry or feels threatened. Cats squint and blink to show appreciation and comfort.
A cat’s sense of smell is its most powerful attribute, 14 times more powerful than a human’s sense of smell.
Most indoor cats are “crepuscular,” meaning they are active mostly at dawn (morning) and dusk (nighttime).
Cats have 3 eyelids and most cats have no eyelashes.
When cat's meow, they are not speaking to other cats, they are speaking to humans.
Share these fun facts with your friends. I hope you celebrate your relationship with your cat everyday!