Cats are one of, if not the most, popular pet in the world.
There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world.
Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10000 years.
Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to14 hours a day.
Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for hunting small animals such as mice and rats.
Feral cats are often seen as pests and threats to native animals.
Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.
On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years.
Older cats can at times act aggressively towards kittens.
Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.
The heaviest domestic cat on record is 21.297 kilograms (46 lb 15.2 oz).
Male cats are called “toms”.
A female cat is called a “molly” or a “queen”.
Most female cats are right-pawed, and most male cats favour their left paws.
Kittens sleep a lot because their bodies release a growth hormone only when they’re asleep.
Kittens start to dream when they’re about a week old.
Nikola Tesla was inspired to investigate electricity after his cat, Macak, gave him a static shock.
Isaac Newton invented the cat flap after his own cat, Spithead, kept opening the door and spoiling his light experiments.
The furry tufts on the inside of cats’ ears are called “ear furnishings”.