Cats have been domesticated for over 4,000 years, with ancient Egyptians revering them.
A Long History
Cats communicate using a variety of vocalizations and body language.
While often a sign of contentment, cats also purr when frightened or in pain.
Whiskers help cats detect changes in their surroundings and can even indicate their mood.
Power of Whiskers
Cats have excellent night vision, allowing them to see in light levels six times lower than a human needs.
Cats have a flexible body structure, allowing them to fit into tight spaces and make high jumps.
Cats are territorial and use scent glands on their cheeks to mark their territory.
Even domesticated cats have a strong hunting instinct, often seen when they play.
Cats spend a large portion of their day grooming, which helps regulate their body temperature.
Cats are obligate carnivores, requiring a diet high in meat.
A Cat's Diet
Cats sleep for an average of 13-16 hours a day, more than most mammals.
A cat's tongue has tiny, hook-like structures that help in grooming and eating meat.
The Cat's Tongue
Cats live for an average of 12-15 years and can have multiple litters in a year.
Lifespan and Breeding
There are over 60 different breeds of cats, each with its unique characteristics.