There are so many interesting facts about cats that you probably haven’t heard of, from the world’s largest cat, to the surprising way they walk. Their mysterious personalities and adorable looks have made them an incredibly popular pet.  Approximately 94 million cats in the United States are the proud owners of humans, and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Many of us cat lovers are intrigued by all things feline, so we’ve done the homework for you and dug up some purrfect cat facts.

Just as you know sharing with you the most amazing and fun facts about everything and anything is what we’re really good at, we can’t miss the chance to share with you the most interesting facts about cats, one of our most trusted animal friends in the universe, prepare to get your mind blown by the interesting cat facts you’re about to discover are really true about cats.

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#1. Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping

10 Less-Known Facts About Cats

 

#2.  A cat has the power to sometimes heal themselves by purring.

The Healing Power of the Cat Purr | Mental Floss

 #3. In 1963 a cat went to space

The first cat to fly in space and live to meow about it is getting ...

On October 18th 1963 Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat’ was the first and only cat to go to space.

#4. House cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers

Your Cat Is Over 95% Tiger Inside - The Purrington Post

#5. Didga the cat can perform 24 tricks in one minute

GuinnessWorldRecords on Twitter: "A cat that does tricks? Why yes ...

Didga completed a series of tricks from rolling over, to even jumping a bar whilst on a skateboard!

#6. Cats only use their meows to talk to humans, not each other.

Cat experts reveal the meaning behind different meows | The ...

The only time they meow to communicate with other felines is when they are kittens to signal to their mother.

#7.  According to the Guinness Book record belongs the longest living cat lived to the ripe old age of 38 years and 3 days!

25 Interesting Facts About Cats You May Not Have Known - Cole ...

#8. A house cat can reach speeds of up to 30 mph

How Fast Can a Cat Run, How High Can a Cat Jump & More! | Petfinder

#9. Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows when their cats died

Ancient Egyptians Believed Cats Had 'Divine Energy' | HowStuffWorks

Herodotus wrote in 440BC that when a pet cat died in Ancient Egyptian times the family members would shave off their eyebrows in mourning.

 

#10. Cats walk like camels and giraffes

Cats walk with a pacing gait...they move both legs on one side in ...

Their walking sequence is both right feet first, followed by both left feet.

 

#11. The richest cat in the world had £7 million

The Richest Pet in the World Is Worth $375 Million

When his millionaire owner passed away he refused to recognise his family in his will and instead gave his 7-million-pound fortune to Blackie!

#12. A cat’s cerebral cortex contains about twice as many neurons as that of dogs.

Which are smarter, cats or dogs? We asked a scientist | PBS NewsHour

You might want to see some amazing facts about dogs.

#13. The average cat can jump 8 feet in a single bound–nearly six times its body length!

How high can a cat jump? - Quora

 #14. Sir Isaac Newton is credited with creating the concept for the pet door that many cats use today to travel outdoors.

Sureflap Small Dog Door | AustraliaPetDoors.com.au

#15. A cat was the Mayor of an Alaskan town for 20 years

Mayor Stubbs The Cat: Meet The Alaskan Mayor Who Served 20 Years

 

#16. The oldest known pet cat existed 9,500 years ago

What are some mind-blowing facts about cats? - Quora

 #17. A cat’s smell is their strongest sense, and they rely on this leading sense to identify people and objects

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#18. Cats only sweat through their paws

9 Interesting Facts About Cat Paws - Catster

#19.  A group of cats is called a clowder.

What Is A Group Of Cats Called? The Social Solitary Animal

#20.  A female cat can be referred to as a molly or a queen, and a male cat is often labeled as a tom.

A male cat is called a Tom - but the name for a female cat is a ...

#21. A cat’s nose is as unique as a human’s fingerprint.

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 #22. Cats have 3 eyelids.

What Is Your Cat's Third Eyelid? And What Should You Do If Your ...

#23. A cat has the ability to rotate their ears 180 degrees–with the help of 32 muscles

Cat Facts: 5 Amazing Facts About Your Cat's Ears - CatTime

#24. Your cat’s heart beats at a rate almost double that of yours, from 110-140 beats per minute.

25 Interesting Facts About Cats You May Not Have Known - Cole ...

#25.  Owning a cat is actually proven to be beneficial for your health.

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FAQ

  • What are 3 interesting facts about cats?
  1. Cats spend almost 70% of their lifetime sleeping.
  2. They can rotate their ears 180%
  3. Cats can hear 5 times better than a human.
  • How do cats help humans?

A cat’s purr can lower stress it can also help labored breathing, lower blood pressure, help heal infections.

  • Why are cats so special?

Cats are special because they’re less reliant on humans than dogs.

  • What are some good things about cats?
  1. They can lower your risk of heart disease.
  2. Their purr can heal your bones.
  3. They reduce stress ad anxiety.
  • What are 10 facts about cats?

There are more than 10 facts about cats in this cats facts list, scroll up.

  • Do cats fart?

Yes, cats fart.

  • Do cats know when you’re sad?

Yes, your cat knows when you’re sad, and they can react by spending more time with you.

  • Can cats be evil?

There’s no evidence to show that cats can be evil, they live their lives as cats would.

  • Do cats protect you?

Yes, your cat can be protective of you and yours.

  • Do cats know their name?

Yes, your cat knows when you’re calling it’s name.

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