7 Incredible Facts About Cats
Cats are incredible and unique creatures in many ways. If you are not aware of that so let me remind you why these creatures are wonderful and amazing companions, here are 7 Incredible Facts that you have to know about your cat.
1. Cat can’t taste sweetness.
Cat is the only animal that can’t taste sweetness. Cats, including lions, tigers lack the amino acids that would make the DNA for the gene allowing them to detect sweet tastes.
2. A Cat is a better hunter than a dog.
A recent study of more than 2,000 fossils showed that members of the cat family (felids) were better hunters and more capable of survival than their dog (canid) counterparts. The study found that cats out-fought and out-hunted dogs, making the most of the available resources.
3. Cats’ eyes reveal the hunter inside.
Did you know that Scientists from the University of California studied the pupils’ different land animals and determined that the shape determined a lot about their lifestyles? especially when it comes to predatory behavior. Those with vertical pupils, like domestic cat, tend to ambush their prey. According to Martin Banks, “species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light, yet not get blinded by the midday sun.”
4. A Cat doesn’t only purr when it’s happy.
Every cat owner loves to hear their pet purring beside them, like a contented little Roomba. However, the idea that a cat purr because it’s happy or satisfied may not be entirely accurate because it also purrs in stressful situations. Researchers have determined that cat purr “can improve bone density and promote healing.” According to Leslie Lyons, a cat may purr as a way to stimulate its bones and muscles without expending any real energy or stressing their bodies. It is also a means of communication and a potential source of self-healing,”
5. The oldest living cat is 26 years old.
Did you know that the average domestic cat lives to be 15? However, According to Guinness World Records, a 26-year-old cat named Corduroy is currently the oldest living domestic cat.
6. Not all cats love catnip.
According to Scientists, a cat’s reaction to the herb is determined by its genetics. Between 20 percent and 30 percent of cats are immune to its effects. Also, catnip has no effect on cats younger than 6 months old. So not all cats can go out of their minds because of leaves and stems of the catnip plant.
7. Cats really don’t care to listen to you.
Researchers indicate that “Historically speaking, cats, unlike dogs, have not been domesticated to obey humans’ orders.” What’s more, they have mentioned that cats don’t care to listen or respond to you. They tested it by playing cats recordings of their names being spoken aloud by four strangers and their owners. Although cats displayed behavior indicating that they knew their names were being called, they still chose not to respond, even to their owners.
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