The domestic cat is a domesticated predatory mammal species belonging to the felidae family.

About 100 breeds of domestic cats are known.

Cats are the world’s most popular pets.

Domestic cat interesting facts

1. Cats were domesticated over 5,000 years ago in Nubia (a historic land in Northeast Africa).

2. The ancestor of the domestic cat is the Nubian cat (African wildcat).

3. A grave of a man buried with a cat was discovered in Cyprus, dating back to before 7500 B.C.E.

4. A cat’s brain has approximately 250 million neurons. For comparison, the dog has more than twice as many (530 million).

5. In ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred animals. They were equated with the goddess Bastet.

6. Many fairy tales and myths were created in which cats were the heroes.

7. In Christianity, cats were considered the embodiment of evil. They were associated with witches.

8. Cats smell 4 times better than humans.

9. The longest-lived cat named Creme Puff lived 38 years and 3 days (from 1967 to 2005).

10. A cat becomes independent at around 10 weeks of age.

11. At the age of 5 months, the cat gets rid of its milk teeth and permanent teeth begin to grow in their place.

12. The domestic cat is classified as an invasive species, which means that it spreads naturally or with human participation, posing a threat to the fauna and flora of a given ecosystem.

13. The cat cannot drink without the tongue. After losing it, it can live for a maximum of 2-3 days without assistance.

14. A cat’s heart beats much faster than a human’s heart, from 140 to 220 beats per minute.

15. Cats have a short small intestine, therefore their digestive system is adapted only to meat foods.

16. On February 17, World Cat Day is celebrated.

17. Traditional cat dishes are prepared in China.

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18. In Japanese culture, the Bakeneko cat is considered to be the embodiment of demons. It was believed that he could devour his mistress and then turn into her.

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19. In Anglo-Saxon culture, the cat was believed to have 9 lives.

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Domestic cat questions and answers

How many domestic cats live?

About 8 years in the wild, and up to 20 years of living at home.

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How big are domestic cats?

Body length from 45 to 80 cm, tail length from 30 to 50 cm, height at the withers from 30 to 50 cm.

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How much do domestic cats weigh?

The average weight of adult cats is between 3 and 7 kg. Some species exceed 10 kg.

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How did cats have 7 lives?

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Why do cats scratch so often?

Their claws keep growing. In order for them to function normally, they must wear them down.

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How many teeth does a cat have?

A young cat has 26 teeth, and an adult has 30.

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How many cats are sleeping?

On average, 13-14 hours a day. There are lazy people who sleep even 18-20 hours.

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When does a cat have a fever?

When his body temperature exceeds 39.5 ° C. A cat’s normal temperature ranges from 38 to 39 ° C.

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