20 Interesting Tidbits You Might Not Know About Cats

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1. House cats share 95.6 percent of the same DNA as tigers.

2. Cats are thought to be the only mammals that don’t taste sweetness.

3. Cats do have an extra organ that allows them to taste scents in the air.

4. Kittens are born with closed eyes but they are blue when they finally open.

5. Cats’ collarbones don’t connect to their other bones, as these bones are buried in their shoulder muscles.

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6. Cats have 230 bones, while human beings only have 206.

7. A cat’s average body temperature is 102.5°F.

8. Cats have the largest eyes relative to their head size of any mammal.

9. Cats are crepuscular, meaning that they’re most active at dawn and dusk.

10. Cats are said to typically sleep for 12 to 16 hours a day.

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11. Grapes, raisins, onions, garlic, and chives are all harmful foods for felines.

12. Many cats are actually lactose intolerant.

13. Female cats can get pregnant when they are only 4 months old.

14. Felines walk like camels and giraffes moving both of their right feet first, then moving their left feet. No other animals walk this way.

15. Male cats are more likely to be left-pawed and female cats are more likely to be right-pawed.

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16. Some felines are ambidextrous, but 40 percent are either left- or right-pawed.

17. Some cats have more than 18 toe beans. These felines are referred to as being “polydactyl” or Hemingway cats.

18. A green cat was born in Denmark in 1995.

19. A feline’s purr vibrates at a frequency of 25 to 150 hertz, which is coincidentally the same frequency at which muscles and bones repair themselves.

20. Cats can be toilet trained, but good luck getting them to flush.

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