10 interesting facts about cats

10 interessante Fakten über Katzen

1. Cats attack your ankle because they think it's prey

Has your cat ever accidentally attacked your foot as you were walking by? This happens because your moving foot triggers their innate behavior of chasing things. Also, your feet are the perfect booty shape and size. Especially if you wear fluffy socks that can imitate small animals.

2. Cats show affection with their eyes

If you're not sure if your cat really likes you or not, try noticing her eyes when she looks at you. When a cat slowly opens and closes its eyes, it's a sign of affection, and you know your cat sees you as a friend.

3. They only "meow" at people

Cats have different ways of communicating. They only meow to communicate with us humans. This is believed to be a manipulative behavior, with the cats figuring out which snouts are most effective in getting their owners to do what they want.

4. Cats have collarbones

You may have heard that cats fit into such tiny objects because they don't have a collarbone. In fact, they have a small collarbone. Unlike humans, the cat's collarbone is not connected to other bones, allowing it to squeeze into tight spaces.

5. Cat whiskers are *very* delicate

Cats' whiskers are deeply embedded in a nerve area and connected to the delicate muscular and nervous systems. This explains their great sensitivity and that your animal reacts to small changes in its environment. You should also know that whiskers can become painful when they are dirty or damaged.

6. A cat can run up to 30 km/h for short distances

An average house cat that is not exercised can run up to 30 mph. For comparison, humans can only run at a speed of around 27 mph. Although she has longer legs...

7. Cats can jump as high as five times their own height

Considering that most cats are only about a meter tall, that's very impressive!

8. A cat's purr can heal

Research has shown that frequencies between 20 and 140 Hz promote bone growth and healing of fractures. And it is precisely in this range that most cats purr.

9. You can't taste the sweetness

Being true carnivores, domestic cats have a mutation in their taste receptors that robs them of their ability to detect sweetness.

10. Milk is actually not good for your cat

Contrary to popular belief, milk can cause stomach pain or diarrhea in cats, as most of them are "lactose intolerant".

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