Pet Cat Trivia
Everybody loves pet trivia because you get to learn something new as well as have fun with friends and family!
» In 1888, an estimated 300,000 mummified cats were found at Beni Hassan, Egypt. They were sold at $18.43 per ton, and shipped to England to be ground up and used for fertilizer.
» In addition to using their noses, cats can smell with the Jacobson's organ which is located in the upper surface of the mouth.
» In ancient Egypt, the entire family would shave their eyebrows off as a sign of mourning when the family cat died.
» In cats, the calico and tortoiseshell coats are sex-linked traits. All cats displaying these coats are female... or occasionally sterile males.
» In general, cats live longer than most dogs. An average life span might be 12 to 14 years. Some cats are reaching 20 or more. A cat's longevity depends on feeding, genetics, environment, veterinary care and some other factors. It is also important whether or not the cat lives indoors or is allowed outdoors (outdoor cats live an average of eight years). The general consensus is that at about age seven the cat can be considered as "middle-aged", and at age 10 and beyond - old.
» In relation to their body size, cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
» In the 9th century, King Henry I of Saxony decreed that the fine for killing a cat should be sixty bushels of corn.
A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.
» A cat has four rows of whiskers.
» A cat in a hurry can sprint at about thirty-one miles per hour.
» A cat is pregnant for about 58-65 days.
» A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum , a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.
» A cat that bites you for rubbing his stomach is often biting from pleasure, not anger.
» A cat uses its whiskers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through. The whiskers act as feelers or antennae, helping the animal to judge the precise width of any passage.
» A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.
» A cat will clean itself with paw and tongue after a dangerous experience or when it has fought with another cat. This is believed to be an attempt by the animal to soothe its nerves by doing something natural and instinctive.
» A cat will never break a sweat because it has no sweat glands.
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