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11 Amazing Facts About Cats

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Learn more about your cat with these amazing facts.

💡 Cats tend to greet each other by touching noses.

💡 Most cats tend to spend about two-thirds of their day sleeping. So the average 9-year-old cat has been fully awake for 3 years of its life. Cats spend about one-third of their waking hours cleaning themselves up.

💡 When your cat rubs against you from nose to tail, it wants to mark you as its own.

💡 One of the reasons why cats clean themselves so often is to lick your scent off!

💡 A cat’s sense of smell is truly superb — it’s approximately 14 times greater than that of the average human!

💡 Your cat always understands when you say its name… it just chooses to ignore you!

💡 While we subconsciously view a black cat as a sign of bad luck, in England, Asia, France and many other countries, they’re considered to bring prosperity and happiness!

💡 A cat’s heart beats way faster than ours with about 110 to 140 beats every single minute.

💡 A cat’s cerebral cortex contains 300 million neurons. Just for comparison, dogs have around 160 million.

💡 A tabby cat named Dusty is known as the biggest Mama of them all. During her breeding life, she gave birth to 420 kittens! Obviously, you can find Dusty in one of the editions of Guinness World Records.

💡 Some ginger tabby cats have freckles around their mouth and even on their eyelids.


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