The meowtastic anatomy of cats - Cat 101

Wag Wiki, last updated 05th, Aug 2015, Neha Manchanda

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.” - Garrison Keillor

Cats are one of the most amazing, adorable and absolutely furry darling beings. Their charm, poise and heart melting eyes have made them the most loved and treasured pets all over the world. Artisans and painters across the humanity have tried to capture their beauty and honor their companionship that dates back to thousands of years.

Historically speaking, cats were first domesticated to hunt mice and protect the stored grains and food. While the cats got their favourite meal of mice, the humans benefitted from a natural pest control method. In this article we bring to you some interesting facts about these amazing feline creatures and showcase the reason why they are our favorites

Most cats are lone creatures unless ofcourse it’s breeding season!

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A cat’s night vision is 6 times stronger than their human friends

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A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 49 hrs / hr over a short distance.

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Cats have a special organ called the Jacobson’s organ that is located on the upper surface of the mouth. This helps the cats smell along with their noses.

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Cats do not have a sweet receptor gene and hence cannot taste sugar in foods.

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A cat has about 32 muscles in each ear

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A cat has the capacity to jump up to 7 times its height

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Cats are unique. They can taste smell and smell tastes

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A cat’s tongue is unique and contains hooks / thorns that help them while grooming and tearing up food

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On an average a cat spends 2/3rd of a day sleeping. They just love to sleep.

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A cat has an amazing sense of hearing. They can hear frequencies ranging from 55Hz – 79 Hz

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5 mice – that’s all that an average healthy meal for a cat.

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The cats have the largest eyes in the world of mammals

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Cats cannot produce fat on their own. Therefore their meals require fat to help them function.

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Cats meow – but never at other cats. Meowing is reserved for humans only

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Cats have been known to fall about 20 meters and yet survive the fall.

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It’s a myth that cats love milk. Cats are lactose intolerant. Milk and milk products give them flatulence and diarrhea.

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Cats can flex their claws on will.

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Cats have a weak sense of taste as they only have 473 taste buds.

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Well, now you know why cats are special, meowtastically special!

Source: Sinriant Deviantart / / Open the magazine / Warren Photography / Good Wp / 1ms / Reddit / PetMD / Desktop wallpapers / daily cat facts / Fb research / Photography Blogger / Cat Natura /  Home Improvement / Pussington Post


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