Facts about cats
- 3 out of 10 US households own atleast one cat.
- If a cat lifts it tail and keeps it stretched all the way in the air, then that means that it is saying ‘hello’.
- 25% of cat owners blow dry the cat’s hair after a bath!
Strange cat facts
- The word cat refers to a family of meat eating animals.
- A cat sleeps for 16-18 hours in a day.
- A cat can jump 7 times as high as it is tall.
- Cats respond better to women than to men.
Cost of owning a pet
The annual food cost of owning a cat is $115 which is $5 less than the food cost of owning a dog. Owning a dog is more expensive than owning a cat. The annual total cost of owning a cat is $670 whereas that of a dog is $695.
The anatomy of cats
A cat can see about 6 times better than a human at night. They can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear and they can’t taste sugary foods due to a faulty sweet receptor gene.
The pet overpopulation challenge
There are about 77 million dog owners worldwide whereas there are 93 million cat owners across the world. There are an estimated 12 million to nearly 100 million feral cats roaming nationwide. It is a fact that only 1 in 10 domestic cars entering animal shelters are sprayed or neutered.
It is an estimated that tens of millions of feral and stray cats freely roaming the streets of the United States and breeding rapidly. Trap-neuter-return in the only effective method which is proven to be humane and effective in controlling free-roaming cat population growth across the world. A stray cat is a tame cat which has become lost or has been abandoned whereas a feral cat is one who has little contact with humans.
Some techniques of cat massage are scalp massage, shoulder blade glide, steamroller back stroke, facial exfoliation, walking massage, forearm pressure and finger massage.
Does your cat keep you up at night?
10% of the cats sleep all day and are active in the night whereas 25% of the cats are active at dawn and dusk and sleep through the day and night.25% of the cats sleep at night and take short daytime naps whereas 40% of the cats take periodic naps including during the night time.
Cat proofing your computers
About 97.2% of the cat owners say that their cat has deleted data by walking across the keyboard. One must avoid printers with exposed rollers remove any peripheral devices that is not in use. Keep the computer off when not in use and retract keyboard trays and letter trays.
Gold vs. cats
Gold might have high rate or return but one pair of cats and their kittens can produce up to 420000 kittens in just a span of 7 years. In the dark, one cannot see gold but cats can see in 1/6th the amount of light that humans require.