Interesting facts about domestic cats

Cats are one of the most popular pets in the world. These freedom-loving creatures were tamed a long time ago, and now millions of souls do not worship their pets, in every possible way spoiling them. And any real cat will always tell you a lot of interesting facts about the habits of your cat, it is only to ask about it.

The most common condition for a domestic cat is a dream. On average, two-thirds of their lives, these fluffy creatures are sweetly asleep.

Many domestic cats are not afraid of dogs, because they do not know about the danger that threatens them.

On average, a domestic cat can produce about a hundred different sounds.

The oldest archaeological evidence of domestication of cats in the Ancient World dates back to about 9.5 thousand years ago. The discovery was made on the island of Cyprus.

In 1963, a domestic cat visited space. The world’s first astronaut cat safely carried this flight.

Home cat on short distances is able to develop speed up to 50 kilometers per hour.

When the domestic cat rubs against the owner, it does so not so much from affection, as from a desire to mark it, because around the muzzle she has special glands.

In ancient Egypt, the smuggling of domestic cats was punishable by death.

The so-called “big cats” were also domesticated. For example, in the Arab countries, those who can afford the maintenance of such an animal, keep the houses of the caracal.

The most popular breed of domestic cats in the world is Persian.

The cat’s eye perceives a green color, like red.

In the original version of the famous fairy tale “Cinderella”, the good fairy was a cat.

Long-haired domestic cats appeared a little over a century ago as a result of experiments of breeders. Before that, almost all of them were short-haired.

Cat ears can rotate 180 degrees.

The weightiest cat in the world weighed 21 kg.

On the territory of Scotland there is a monument to a domestic cat named Towser, glorifying him as a great mouser. During his life, Towser caught more than thirty thousand mice.

In the New World (North and South America) cats were brought by European colonizers in the middle of the 18th century.

There are more bones in the body of a cat than in a human body.

Domestic cats have repeatedly saved their owners from earthquakes, raising panic a quarter of an hour before the actual earthquake. This is explained simply – due to its sensitivity, cats are able to feel the earthquake when it is still very far away, and the vibrations of the soil have not yet reached them.