What else we did not know about cats
Cats occupy a place of honor among our pets. They won our hearts with their affection, intelligence and independence. But these cute animals have their own secrets. These are the secrets we are going to reveal to you. Chances are good that after this you will have to look at your cute fluffy friend with different eyes.
Many people know that cats love to sleep, but it is completely known that cats spend about 70% of their lives on sleeping.
If you are in Disneyland, pay attention to how many mice and rats (of course, apart from Mickey Mouse and Mini Mouse themselves) you will meet there. Most likely, and not meet at all. Indeed, in the park live 200 cats, whose duties include the elimination of any rodents.
People can not drink seawater, and cats can. Their kidneys filter out the salt.
It is believed that cats can hear ultrasonic noises. This means that they understand the ultrasonic "language" of rodents and dolphins.
The most expensive domestic cat is a cat named Zeus - a mixture of an Asian leopard cat (90%) and a short-haired domestic cat (10%). For Zeus asking $ 154,000.Nevertheless, there are big doubts whether it is reasonable to ask for such a price at all.
It was documented that domestic cats can reach speeds of 48 km / h. Thus, the cat would have won the race even with the world champion.
In Russia, the United States and some other countries, the black cat is considered a harbinger of failure, but in the UK and Australia they believe that it brings good luck.
There were cases when cats managed to survive after falling on concrete from a breathtaking height. Record holder is undoubtedly the cat, which fell from the 46th floor of a residential building and survived.
Cats are supposed to have magnetized cells in the brain that act like a compass. Therefore, they easily find their way home.
When dealing with people, cats can use different tones of their voices. In fact, they say that the more you talk to your cat, the more your cat meows something in return.
By the way, cats produce about 100 different sounds ... dogs are only 10.
Cat Stubbs is the honorary mayor of the area of Talkitna, Alaska, USA, who has been in office since 1997. And in 2013, another cat ran for mayor of Mexico City.Thank God, about the cats-presidents, so far nothing has been heard.
Cats do not know the taste of sweets, they do not feel it.
The world's largest domestic cat is 123.19 centimeters long.
Adult cats meow only when dealing with people.
For the most part, cats do not tolerate lactose. So, milk for them is completely inappropriate food.
Domestic cats are great hunters. Stray cats contributed to the extinction of 33 different species of small rodents and birds. No wonder they entered the list of 100 most predatory animals on our planet.
According to research, the cat's brain is 90% identical to the human.
Although it is believed that cats were domesticated by the ancient Egyptians, a recent discovery casts doubt on this fact. The remains of a domestic cat were found in a tomb during excavations in Cyprus. The approximate age of this burial is 9.5 thousand years. So the remains of the most ancient domestic cat are almost 4000 years older than the images of this animal that the Egyptians left for us.