Super Pet Trivia
A group of cats is called a clowder.
Cats have over 20 muscles that control their ears!
Cats sleep 70% of their lives.
The technical term for "hairball" is "bezoar."
Female cats are typically right-pawed, while male cats are usually left-pawed.
Cats make more than 100 different sounds, but dogs only make around 10.
Cats have 1,000 times more data storage in their brain than an iPad.
Cats use their whiskers to detect if they can fit through a space.
A cat can jump up to six times its length.
56% of dog owners and 42% of cat owners buy holiday gifts for their pets.
70% of people sign their pet's name on greeting cards, and 58% include their pets in family and holiday portraits.
39% of pet owners say they have more photos of their pet than of their spouse!
Cat saliva contains a deodorizing agent which keeps cats clean and healthy.
95% of all solid white cats with both eyes blue are deaf. It is a dominant genetic trait linked to the white fur and blue eyes.
99.999% of calico (3 colors) cats are female. Only 1 in a million calico cats are male. Only 1 in 10 million calico males are fertile. The rest are sterile and cannot reproduce.
Cats can hear frequencies up to 50,000 cycles per second, more than twice that of a human.
Cats usually meow at people but rarely at other cats.
Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run. The only other animals to do this are the giraffe and the camel.
A cat's tail held high means happiness. A twitching tail is a warning sign, and a tail tucked in close to the body is a sure sign of insecurity.
The cat's equivalent of a kiss is to touch nose to nose.
A group of kittens is called a kyndyl.
Cat’s eyes often appear to glow in the dark, due to a reflective layer that possesses crystal-like reflective properties.
A cat has more bones than a human being; humans have 206 and the cat has 230 bones.
A cat's hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs. In addition, cats see six times better in the dark and at night than humans.
The cat's tail is used to maintain balance.
Cats eat grass to aid their digestion and to help them get rid of any fur in their stomachs.
Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
Ailurophile is the word cat lovers are officially called.
Purring does not always indicate that a cat is happy. Cats will also purr loudly when they are distressed or in pain.
When a cat rubs up against you, the cat is marking you with its scent and claiming ownership.
A domestic cat can run at speeds of 30 mph.
The average lifespan of an outdoor-only cat is about 3-5 years, while an indoor-only cat can live 16 years or much longer.