Did you know
Cats have more BONES than humans. Cats have on average 244 bones. It ranges between 230 - 250 depending on how long a cat’s tail is and how many toes the cat has. How many bones does a human have?
A house cat is genetically 95.6% tiger! Don’t mess with the cat!
Neutered males live 62% longer than unneutered cats, and spayed females live 39% longer than unspayed females!
Cats whiskers are the same width as their body. That’s how a skinny cat knows it will fit into a small space and a fat cat knows it won't!
Cats walk like camels and giraffes, both right feet then both left feet. Get down on your hands and knees and try walking like a cat!
A cat’s purr vibrates at a frequency of 25 to 150 hertz, which is the same frequency at which muscles and bones repair themselves. That’s why an injured cat purrs!
Black cats and Black & White cats are often overlooked at Rescue Centres because people want Tabby, Ginger, Grey or Tortoishell cats. Don't believe me? Go and look at some of the Rescue Centre websites.
What sort of cat?
A cat for your knee
I don't think that's me
A cat for your lap
I'm not the right chap
A cat for a cuddle
You're asking for trouble
But a cat with a spirit
and an independent streak
I do believe it's of me you speak!
Some cats go crazy for catnip
A mere whiff of the stuff can send a mild-mannered moggy into a crazed, manic, monster furball!
Most cats react to catnip by rolling, flipping, rubbing, and eventually chilling out. Some cats may meow or growl at the same time. Others can become hyperactive or aggressive if you go near them.
So, leave the cat alone to enjoy the catnip experience and if you have more than one cat, put their catnip a good social distance apart (2 metres!) or WW2 may break out!
Some cats like to eat catnip, don’t worry, it’s purr-fectly safe! They will just become very chilled and stare into space.
The effects only last about 5 to 15 minutes - but it is fun while it lasts!
Not all cats like catnip – it is an inherited sensitivity. About 30% of cats have no reaction. Kittens do not respond to catnip until they are about 6 months old.
Tigers like catnip too! But fleas don’t!
So, grow some the garden and you will find the cat rolling in the catnip patch applying his own flea treatment!
Humans can drink catnip tea – it is very calming and good for upset tummies. Luckily, humans don’t go wild like some cats do!