Science Facts About Cats
Cats have been around longer than humans, and they have a long history of having been treasured as pets and worshiped by humans as gods. Yet despite their long history, we still know very little about them—how they live, what they eat, how they communicate with each other, and even how they sleep.
Cats are popular pets all over the world, but they can also be quite a challenge to take care of. In this post, I will provide you with some interesting cat facts, which will hopefully make your job as a cat owner a little easier.
Cats are the most popular pets in the world today, and for a good reason. They are great companions that are easy to care for, low — maintenance, and they just love a good cuddle. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there about cats. Here is a list of facts about cats that are not widely known but should be.
Citrus Is Not Their Favorite
The unfortunate truth is that many cats hate the smell of citrus, especially lemons and limes. This is why many people either place a lemon or lime behind the cat’s litterbox or leave a bowl of fruit out for the cat to eat. There is an alternative to these methods, though: making a citrus-scented spray for your kitten.
Your cat might hate the smell of citrus, but it doesn’t have to stop you from using lemon, orange, or grapefruit in your kitchen. It’s true, cats do have a very strong sense of smell, but that doesn’t mean that the citrus fruit should be ignored. In fact, cats need the scent for some part of their natural diet as an essential part of their dietary intake. Cats are carnivores, which means they need a certain amount of protein, sodium, and calcium in their diet.
Cats Dream Like Us
Cats are extremely intelligent animals that exhibit a wide range of complex behaviors, including play, bonding, hunting, foraging, and sleeping. The cat’s brain is thought to be much larger than that of other animals, which is why it is often referred to as the “thinking animal.” Cats, like people, dream. In the first study to look at cat dreaming, researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, asked a group of cats to sleep in a sleep-testing facility for around 40 hours. They monitored the cats for around 10 minutes every hour. The cats were normally awake during the night, but after they had settled down to sleep, their brains showed a sleep pattern similar to that of humans.
230 Bones Make Up Their Body
As you may have guessed by now, this post is about cats having 230 bones. Some of these bones are super tiny and don’t even need to be counted. There are 230 small bones, so they are stupendously small, although some are tiny and difficult to see (gasp)! Not all cats have 230 bones, and some are missing some or most of these bones, but there are still a lot of cats out there that have them (on average, 123 of them).
First Video Of A Cat? 1894!.
The first known recorded video of a cat dates back to 1894, but it wasn’t until 1968 that the first cat video was actually broadcasted on television. This wasn’t the first time that a cat video had been recorded, though.
It is an odd coincidence that the first known cat video, made by Thomas Edison himself, was recorded back in 1894. While most of us think of Edison as the inventor of the first motion picture camera, his contribution to the video-making community was not limited.
Indoor Cats Live Longer
Cats are known for their long life spans, but many people believe that they benefit from a much longer life if they remain indoors. This is true, but it only works if the cats are fed a healthy diet and kept away from toxins and parasites. If your cat lives indoors and eats a healthy diet, it is likely to live longer than those whose diets consist of many processed foods and processed pet foods.