By Sammy Guthrie

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Cats sleep 16 hours a day because they were night hunters when they lived in the wild, but now that they are in a house there is no need for the extra sleep except having an extremely full battery! How lucky! While we are at school or at work, our cats are asleep.

Cats most often live to be 12 or 15 years old, although there was a cat who lived to the age of 38! Wow, what a trooper! That cat must have had a great life. And I know how the owner got the cat to live as long as that cat did: the secret is the healing powers of PURRING! Yes, purring! It has the amazing ability to promote healing in the cat! Aw! ❤ cats don’t just purr when they are happy, they also purr when they are hurt.

Cats can’t taste sweetness, so there is no point in giving them cupcakes or other sweets. And also, don’t try to feed a cat chocolate because it will poison the cat, and probably kill it. It’s the sad truth! Even though your cat may beg, you must say “no” to your cat! How awful! But there are other options to make your cat feel special: give them catnip or other cat treats! 

IF YOU LOVE CATS YOU ARE CALLED AN AILUROPHILE.

In Greek, the word means cat lover! The scientific name for cats is Felis catus.

Cats can make up to 100 different sounds and tones with their voice, while dogs only make around 10. When the cat wants to be fed they will meow differently than when they want to be pet or be let outside.

If cats do not cover their poop, it means that they don’t respect your authority and that the cat thinks it is the owner of the house. Oh no! If you want to get your throne back, you have to say “no” to things that you don’t want the cat to do, so that the cat will know that they made the mistake.

Did know why cats have whiskers? It is so that they can feel whether or not they can fit through a small space! Speaking of whiskers did you know cats have about 24 whiskers! Some cats even have whiskers above their eyes, so it looks like eyebrows! So funny! When a cat rubs its cheeks or whiskers on you, they’re marking you with their scent. It’s a sign of affection, and your cat is essentially claiming you as its own!

And finally the last fact…

The oldest cat breed is the Egyptian Mau! Mau in Egyptian actually means cat!

 

Sources:

VetBabble, BuzzFeed, CatTime, FactRetriever, Science Kids