Friday, February 25, 2011

A purr facts..

I always saw cats in my hostel and I kind of like the cuteness of these creatures.I found out that almost everywhere we can found cats. :-) At my house, we called an adopted cat of us by the name, Chemong. Hehe. The term we borrowed from P. Ramlee's movie, Do Re Mi. Cats quite fascinates me.I browse the internet and found few facts about them. Let's share about them! 

Ailurophilia is the "love of cats."

Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.

There are three body types for a cat.   Cobby type is a compact body, deep chest, short legs and broad head.  The eyes are large and round.  Muscular type is a sturdy body and round, full-cheeked head.   Foreign type is a slender body, with long legs and a long tail.  The head is wedge-shaped, with tall ears and slanting eyes.

Sometimes your cat will find it difficult to find the treats you throw him on the floor. The reason is because cats can't see directly under their own nose.

A cat will amost never "meow" at another cat.  This sound is reserved for humans.

The average age for an indoor cat is 15 years, while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3 to 5 years.

A falling cat will always right itself in a precise order.  First the head will rotate, then the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing.

Cats are born with blue eyes. They change at approximately 12 weeks of age.

A cat uses it's whiskers to tell if the space they are trying to enter is big enough for them.

In English, cat is "cat."   In French, cat is "Chat."  In German, your cat is "katze."   The Spanish word for cat is "gato," and the Italian word is "gatto."  Japanese prefer "neko" and Arabic countries call a cat a "kitte."

A cat that bites you after you have rubbed his stomach, is probably biting out of pleasure, not anger.

Ailurophobia: the hate or fear of cats

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whitecappuccino said...

interesting facts! tq.Cats are adorable!

Shafiq said...


Ayuni said...

I love cats!

padlie said...

nice facts.

have 4 kittens now.. still learning how to take care them.....