Top 5 Interesting Facts About Cats
If you're a cat lover, you must have played with cats before. It doesn't matter if you have own a cat or not. You can always find yourself learning something new about cats. Read on for some interesting facts about cats that may surprise you!
1. Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.
While you may not even know that humans have six muscles in both of the outer ears, cats have 32 muscles in each of theirs! These muscles certainly give our furry friends the ability to swivel and rotate their ears to locate the exact source of sounds.
2. The hearing of cats is at least five times stronger than that of human adults.
Cat hearing is extremely sensitive and can hear tones at much higher pitches than humans. This gives them an advantage in nature, as most of their prey, such as rodents or birds, make high-pitched sounds.
3. Most cats have no eyelashes.
4. Domestic cats spend about 70% of the day sleeping and 15% grooming.
Cats are evolved to sleep most of the time—save up their strength to catch their dinner. Even though house cats don't need to hunt, these evolutionary traits have carried over. Adult cats can sleep from 16 to 20 hours a day. Kittens and older cats sleep almost 24 hours a day.
5. Meows are not innate cat language—they developed them to communicate with humans!
Cats do not live with humans have their own ways to communicate. They communicate with one another through scent, facial expression, complex body language and touch. Domesticated cats meow at humans to tell us their needs.