Interesting Cat Facts

I am a huge cat lover and have been since I was little. I’ve always enjoyed the company of a cat, they just brighten my day. Here are some interesting facts I found on the web I thought were worth sharing, some are pretty amazing and it makes me love my cat Tia even more. Check it out!

  • Ailurophilia is the “love of cats.”
  • “Sociable” cats will follow you from room to room to monitor your activities throughout the day
  • Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.
  • Your cat loves you and can “read” your moods. If you’re sad or under stress, you may also notice a difference in your cat’s behavior.
  • Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.
  • A cat will almost never “meow” at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.
  • The average age for an indoor cat is 15 years, while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3 to 5 years.
  • People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
  • Cats get their sense of security from your voice. Talk to your cats! And be mindful of your tone of voice. Cats know when you’re yelling at them (though they may not care).
  • The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak to you.
  • A cat’s ear pivots 180 degrees. They have 30 muscles in each ear, and use twelve or more muscles to control their ear movement.
  • Cats rub up against other cats, and people, in an attempt to “mark” them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.
  • Many experts report that cats will purr when feeling any intense emotion (pleasure or pain).
  • Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
  • Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping
  • 95% of all cat owners admit they talk to their cats.

-Julz xox


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