20 amazing feline facts

Did you know ... cats have 280 degree peripheral vision, a cat's nose pad is ridged that is unique, similar to a human fingerprint. Find out more amazing feline facts here....

  1. There are over 100 different cat breeds
  2. Cats can see up to 120 feet away. Their peripheral vision is about 280 degrees
  3. The oldest cat known, lived to the grand age of 36
  4. The average age for an indoor cat is 15 years while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3-5 years
  5. Blue eyed cats are often prone to deafness
  6. Cats lap liquid from the underside of their tongue rather than from the top when drinking
  7. The largest breed of cat is the Ragdoll. Males weigh 12-20 pounds, with females weighing 10-15 pounds
  8. At birth, kittens can't see or hear
  9. Cats can see in colour - they are partially colour blind
  10. A quivering cats tail is the greatest sign of love a cat can give you
  11. A cat can jump 5 times as high as it is tall
  12. If a cat snores, or rolls over on his back to expose his belly it means it trusts you
  13. Cats respond more readily to names that end in an "ee" sound
  14. Compared to a dog's 10 vocalisation sounds (approx), cats have 100 different vocalization sounds
  15. Cats purr at the same frequency as an idling diesel engine, approx 26 cycles per second
  16. Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat flap
  17. A cat will almost never "meow" at another cat. This sound is mostly reserved for humans
  18. Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal in relation to body size
  19. Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend an average of 16 hours sleeping each day
  20. The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human

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