Cats are natural climbers and jumpers and excel at these two tasks. But how high can cats jump? Are they better than us at jumping? Let's find out. There are several studies that needed cats to perform maximum height jumps for different purposes (for example: here, here, and here) and we can extract numbers from them. With a little practice, an average cat can jump up … [Read more...] about How high can cats jump?
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There is no doubt that cats do recognize us, their owners. You've likely noticed that cats greet and have different attitudes towards certain family members. They also tend to beg food from the exact person who is in charge of feeding them and no one else. Many cats are fearful of people in general, except their owners. Besides, cat owners, without doubt, experience all … [Read more...] about How do cats recognize their owners
Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are rare. They are extremely rare, at the same time, not everyone is aware of it. We have a female tortie cat, but because of her decent body size, many of our visitors often assume it's a boy. One of our friends even has nicknamed her Mr. Tom. However, her name is Jersey, and she's a girl, just as all tortoiseshell cats are female. Or are … [Read more...] about Why male tortoiseshell cats are rare
There are several hundred dog breeds, and only less than a hundred different cat breeds. But it's not only about the count. You can see a large diversity between dog breeds. We have large, giant and small dogs. We also have long-legged dogs; flat-faced dogs and heck, there are also some dogs who do not look like ones in the first place. In cats, the most significant … [Read more...] about Why are there fewer breeds of cats compared to dogs
Cats love t gaze at colorful fish tanks and paw at fish passing by. But do cats see color and are they able to appreciate the beauty? Common speculation is that cats, like most animals, are color-blind. This is only partially true, and you'll see why. In this article, you are going to learn that cats are quite capable of recognizing different colors. In one way, their … [Read more...] about Can cats see color or are they color-blind?
Why do cats have tails is rather an ambiguous question. We are fully aware that the intent is to understand how cats use the tail for their advantage, but we will try to answer both parts of the question: Why cats have tails and how do they use them. Foremost, asking why cats have tails, in our opinion, is a question why most animals have them. If you look around the … [Read more...] about Why do cats have tails?
Do cats dream? Most pet parents will swear that their cats do. They have seen their pets' paws twitching while they sleep, so what else could it be if not a dream? It sounds reasonable. But twitching of a cat's paws or body, or even chattering, does not necessarily suggest that the cat has a dream. However… Strong evidence indicates that cats experience dreams Most … [Read more...] about What do cats dream about when they sleep?
Cats do yawn. Maybe not that often, but there are many individual cats that do yawn a lot. If your cat yawns at you, does this mean they find you boring? Well, that might be true, but the funny thing is that explanations for why cats yawn are not that different from the reasons why humans and several other animals yawn. Yawning is an involuntarily action. That is, the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat yawn at you? Are you that boring?
In our country, there is a song where a cat tells the story about his life and mentions that he used to see over a kilometer at night and three at dawn when he was young. Impressive, even though it is only poetry and likely some other round number would be used if the author preferred miles over kilometers. Regardless, are cats really good at seeing distant objects? Could … [Read more...] about How far can your cat see?
Do you love it when your cat comes to you and sniffs your nose in a greeting? But what if they turn a back on you and stick their butt right in your face? Is that impolite or what? Well, actually, it is extremely polite and shows the great respect and trust he has in you. Not all cat owners are lucky enough to get such appreciation. This weird behavior comes from the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat stick his butt right in your face?