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13 fatti divertenti sui gatti

13 fun facts about cats

There is no doubt that cats make great company. They are perfect accomplices for those looking for a companion to rest with, for those who love to spend moments of tranquility and above all for those looking for a faithful friend. Many artists say that they are the best company and sometimes a great inspiration.

A little history of cats

We know that the cat family has developed and diversified over many years. Felines are very easy to distinguish by their qualities, characteristics and even habits. Furthermore, they are the only animals that have decided to domesticate themselves.

The cat years

In terms of development, the first year of a cat's life is equivalent to the first 15 years of a human life. After the second year of life, the cat is 25 years old, equivalent to that of humans. And after the second year, each year of a cat's life is equivalent to approximately 7 human years.

Additionally, cats can live to be just over 16 years old.

The language of cats

Cats communicate through vocalizations, the most popular of which is the meow. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that, together with dogs, they are the most popular animals to choose as pets, thanks to their adaptability and characteristics.

Now that you have a brief introduction to felines, each of these curiosities will surprise you:

  1. They have impressive flexibility and agility, they can jump from over 3 meters high.
  2. Cats can rotate their ears 180 degrees.
  3. Cats can sleep up to 14 hours.
  4. Due to their nocturnal nature, cats tend to be much more hyperactive in the evenings.
  5. The average cat's hearing is at least five times sharper than that of an adult human.
  6. In the largest breed, the average male cat weighs about 20 pounds.
  7. Domestic cats spend about 70% of the day sleeping and 15% of the day doing their business.
  8. A cat cannot see directly under its nose.
  9. They have one of the most sophisticated sensory systems in the world.
  10. Most cats don't have eyelashes.
  11. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four on the back. However, it is not uncommon for cats to have extra toes: the cat with the most toes known had 32, eight on each paw!
  12. Some believe that dreaming of a white cat brings good luck.
  13. The meow is not an innate language for cats, who developed it to communicate with humans!

These cat facts are just a few of the thousands of quirks that every wonderful cat has. Without a doubt, they are ideal pets to bring love, happiness and a lot of curiosity.

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