Trivial Information ’bout Cats

March 24, 2006

Cats are either left pawed or right pawed.

When in a hurry, cats can run over 30 mph.

Cats don’t sweat.

Cats eyes comes in three shapes: round, almond, and slanted.

Cats lick themselves to calm down.

Cats that lack a certain gene will ignore catnip.

Cats were brought to North America by the Pilgrims.

All cats are born with blue eyes.

The first cat litter, a dry granulated clay, was “invented” by Ed Lowe in 1947.

Most cats do not have eyelashes.

A kinder is a group of kittens. A clowder is a group of adult cats.

Most blue-eyed white cats are deaf; cats with one blue eye are deaf in the ear closest to the blue eye.

Aspirin and chocolate are toxic to cats.

Cats’ jaws cannot move sideways.

Each kitten in a litter can have a different father.

The first cat to live in The White House was Tabby, who was one of Abraham Lincoln’s cats

Cats have a third eyelid (haw) which is rarely visible (usually when the cat is ill).

Cats should not be fed tuna on a regular basis as it lacks taurine, an essential nutrient.

Scientific studies show that petting a cat will lower a person’s blood pressure.

Sir Isaac Newton invented the swinging kitty door.

All cats are members of the Family Felidea.

A polydactyl cat is one with 6 toes (one more than the normal 5).

Cats’ whiskers are called vibrissae. They grow on the face and the back of her forlegs and…

The top two rows of a cat’s whiskers can move independently of the lower two rows and…

The whiskers act as a sensor, helping the cat to judge whether he can fit into a space.

Cats can’t see directly under their nose (making it seem they sometimes have trouble finding treats on the floor).

95% of all those who have cats talk to them.

Cats ears can pivot 180 degrees.

People who are allergic to cats are usually allergic to cat saliva or cat dander.

Cats can jump up to seven times their height.

Julius Caesar and Napoleon were among those who suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.

Cat urine glows under a black light.

Orange peels and lemon rinds are offensive to cats.

Besides using their noses, cats can smell with the Jacobson’s organ (located in the upper surface of the mouth).


6 Responses to “Trivial Information ’bout Cats”

  1. yskat said

    “Orange peels and lemon rinds are offensive to cats.” My cat likes to lick orange peels. I guess there are exceptions.

  2. CatDonna & Cats said

    Wow. This is awesome stuff. I never knew so many of these things.

    Trivia is cool. Loves it.

  3. purrsNswipes said

    “Aspirin and chocolate are toxic to cats.”

    Raisins too.

    Thanks for this compilation!


  4. purrsNswipes said

    oh, a great number of plants are too.


  5. Cat said

    Thanks Purrsnswipes.

    Am compiling another list of more trival stuff. Find them to be useful.

    Will add yours to the list.

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