Facts About Cats That We Didn’t Know

Have you ever wondered what does my cat thinks while she looks at me? What would be if my cat was two times bigger than me? Does my cat love me more than my dog? If I was not feeding her, is she going to leave? …

We can all agree that cats all mysterious creatures. That one of the reasons we love them so much. These facts about our cats are going to show us that these fluffy, soft ad furry things hide much more behind their eyes than we can imagine…

  •   A house cat’s genome is 95.6 percent tiger, and they share many behaviors with their jungle ancestors. These behaviors include scent marking by scratching, prey play, prey stalking, pouncing, chinning, and urine marking.
  • Cats have an extra organ that allows them to taste scents on the air, which is why your cat stares at you with her mouth open from time to time.
  • Cats use their whiskers to “feel” the world around them in an effort to determine which small spaces they can fit into. A cat’s whiskers are generally about the same width as its body. (This is why you should never, EVER cut their whiskers.)
  • Cats walk like camels and giraffes: They move both of their right feet first, then move both of their left feet. No other animals walk this way.
  • Male cats are more likely to be left-pawed, while female cats are more likely to be right-pawed.
  • There are cats who have more than 18 toes. These extra-digit felines are referred to as being “polydactyl.”
  • Cats are fastidious creatures about their “bathroom.” If you have more than one cat, you should have one litter box for each

Cats will refuse an unpalatable food to the point of starvation.

  • Grapes and raisins, as well as onions, garlic, and chives, are all extremely harmful foods for cats. Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure — although the reasoning behind that isn’t clear. Meanwhile, onions, garlic, and chives wreak havoc on your cat’s gastrointestinal system and can cause anemia.
  • It’s believed that catnip produces an effect similar to LSD or marijuana in cats. The effects of nepetalactone — the chemical in catnip that can makes cats crazy — wears off within 15 minutes, and won’t surface again for a few hours, even if your cat remains in sniffing distance.