Cats & Kittens

The cat is a small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from wild members of the family. The cat is either a house cat or a farm cat, which are pets, or a feral cat, which ranges freely and avoids human contact.

10 Interesting Facts About Cats

1. Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.

2. The hearing of the average cat is at least five times stronger than that of a human adult.

3. In the largest domestic cat breed, the average male weighs approximately 20 pounds.

4. Domestic cats spend about 70 per cent of the day sleeping and 15 percent of the day grooming.

5. A cat cannot see directly under its nose.

6. Most cats have no eyelashes.

7. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four on the back ones.

8. A cat's nose has catnip receptors.

9. A group of kittens is a kindle.

10. Cats can jump up to five times their own height.