Cats do strange things and behave in some very interesting ways. Read through the following interesting facts about cats and you will be amazed by the meaning behind some cat behaviors. You will also find some lesser-known information about cats.
Note: All the facts on this page applies to domestic cats.
The biggest breed of domesticated cats are called a Maine Coon cat and weighs up to 11 kg.
The average cat sleeps between 12-14 hours a day.
Cats can be tought how to use the toilet. Click here to see how.
Cat urine glows in the dark if a black light is shined on it. This is a good way to detect cat urine in your home.
Interesting facts about the anatomy of a cat
Cats’ sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of humans.
Cats have 30 vertebrae, while humans only have 25.
Cats have a body temperature of between 101 and 102.2 °F (38 and 39 °C).
Cats have a heart rate of between 120 – 240 beats per minute. (This varies highly between different breeds cats)
The print on a cat’s nose is like that of a fingerprint of a human, each is unique.
Cat records according to Guinness World Records
The oldest cat ever and still living is Creme Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 and turned 37 in 2004. Creme Puff lives with her owner, Jake Perry in Austin, Texas, USA.
The world record for the cat with most toes belongs to Jake who has 28 toes, with 7 on each paw. (Cats with more than 5 toes on a paw is called polydactyl cats)
The longest whisker on a cat measured 17.4 cm (6.8 in) on July 30, 2004 and belong to Mingo, a Maine coon (also the biggest breed of domesticated cats), who lives with her owner, Marina Merne in Turku, Finland.