Interesting facts about cats.

Cats do strange things and behave in some very interesting ways. Read through the following interesting facts about cats and you will be amazed by the meaning behind some cat behaviors. You will also find some lesser-known information about cats.

Note: All the facts on this page applies to domestic cats.

Very interesting facts about cats and there behaviour.
The cat was seen as a sacred animial in ancient Eqypt, and the history of domestic cats dates back to as early as 8000 years.

The biggest breed of domesticated cats are called a Maine Coon cat and weighs up to 11 kg.

Cats are some of the smartest animals and can interpret a human's mood and feelings.

The average cat sleeps between 12-14 hours a day.

Cats paw (repeatedly treading on a spot - often it's owner) to mark their territory. Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws and rub this off as a marking mechanism.

Cats can be tought how to use the toilet. Click here to see how.

White cats with blue eyes are quite often born deaf.

Cat urine glows in the dark if a black light is shined on it. This is a good way to detect cat urine in your home.

Interesting facts about the anatomy of a cat

Cats have 220° field of view where humans only have 180°.

Cats' sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of humans.

Cats have 30 permanent teeth, while adult humans have 32.

Cats have 30 vertebrae, while humans only have 25.

Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, this is 24 more than humans.

Cats have a body temperature of between 101 and 102.2 °F (38 and 39 °C).

The lifespan of cats are usually between 15 and 20 years.

Cats have a heart rate of between 120 - 240 beats per minute. (This varies highly between different breeds cats)

Cats take between 20 - 40 breaths per minute in an inactive state. (This varies highly between different breeds cats)

The print on a cat's nose is like that of a fingerprint of a human, each is unique.

Cats have a top speed of about 30 mp/h (48.28 km/h).

Cat records according to Guiness World Records

The oldest cat ever and still living is Creme Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 and turned 37 in 2004. Creme Puff lives with her owner, Jake Perry in Austin, Texas, USA.

The world record for the cat with most toes belongs to Jake who has 28 toes, with 7 on each paw. (Cats with more than 5 toes on a paw is called polydactyl cats)

The longest whisker on a cat measured 17.4 cm (6.8 in) on July 30, 2004 and belong to Mingo, a Maine coon (also the biggest breed of domesticated cats), who lives with her owner, Marina Merne in Turku, Finland.