Did you know…
Ailurophilia is the “love of cats.”
The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.
There are more than 500 million domestic cats in the world, with 33 different breeds.
Calico cats are almost always female.
If your cat is near you, and her tail is quivering, this is the greatest expression of love your cat can give you. If her tail starts thrashing, her mood has changed — Time to distance yourself from her.
Cats knead with their paws when they’re happy.
The domestic cat is the only cat species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. All wild cats hold their tails horizontally or tucked between their legs while walking.
During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens.
Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.
A cat will amost never “meow” at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.
A cat will kill it’s prey based on movement, but may not necessarily recognize that prey as food. Realizing that prey is food is a learned behavior.
Cats rub up against other cats, and people, in an attempt to “mark” them with their scent glands. They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.