Interesting facts about cats

Why do cats spend so much time licking their wool?

For cats, licking, other than hygiene, is a way to maintain mental balance. Care of the hair calms, neutralizes the nascent aggressiveness. Licking out, the cat licks off a certain amount of a substance containing vitamin B, which is necessary for regulating mental balance. If you deprive the cat of this opportunity, he will become nervous and may even die.

Why does the cat sometimes try to lick your face or hair?

The first impression received by the kitten from the mother is withdrawal in the form of licking and washing. For him, this is an act of caring and care, so if the cat (or cat) tries to lick you, take it as an attempt to maternally take care of you.

Why do cats sometimes lick and bite woolen clothes, tangles, scarves?

There are several theories, but mostly scientists believe that the reason is the same as in the previous question.

Interesting facts about cats

Why do some people have an allergy to cat hair?

Strictly speaking, the allergy is not caused by the coat, but by the FEL D1 protein contained in the cat’s saliva. When the cat is washed and licked, it transfers saliva to its coat, after which it can fall on furniture and carpets. Different individuals have different amounts of protein, but in general, cats are less allergenic than cats. There are two ways to prevent such an allergy – to bathe the cat, flushing the substance off the coat (which is not recommended often), or to wipe the cat’s hair with a special soft cloth.

Why is the cat lying in your arms, fingering, “whipping” something?

The reason is again in childhood. A kitten feeding on mother’s milk, lapping the belly of a cat, stimulates the “supply” of milk. An adult animal uses this technique to show an extreme degree of comfort and satisfaction.

Why do cats usually go on their hands or lie down on the feet of those who dislike them?

When one cat tries to frighten another, he arches his back with an arch, lifts up his coat and gives out a menacing hiss. If a person does not like cats, he tries to sit still, so as not to attract the attention of the animal. And the cat considers it a sign of favor. Does not hiss, does not move – means, friend.

Why does the cat try to hit his head against a person?

It turns out that this is a way of expressing attachment, and this behavior can be expressed in relation to other members of their tribe, and not just to people.

Why do cats scratch furniture and wallpaper?

It is generally accepted that in this way cats sharpen their claws. But even if you offer the cat a comfortable nail sharpener, he will still be happy to shake the claws against the corner of the wall or sofa (in your absence). This is also because, on the cat’s paws, between the fingers, there are special glands, with which the cat marks its territory.

Why do cats rub against furniture, table legs, legs?

Cats have special glands on the tail, on the sides of the head, on the lips, on the tongue, near the genitals and between the front paws. They use them to mark their territory. When the cat rubs against your leg, it marks you, indicating that you are “his”. For the same reason, cats rub against the furniture and corners of the rooms.

Why immediately after you have stroked the cat, does it begin to lick?

There are two theories, according to one, the cat tries to get rid of your smell, the second – on the contrary, tries it with the tongue to “continue pleasure.”

Why can a cat, if caressed for long, suddenly scratch or bite?

If a person accidentally touches areas sensitive to the cat – ears, nose, tail, the cat can sound to make it sound “that’s enough already!”, But if a person does not stop, then the cat can bite or scratch. He just gets bored with caresses.

Interesting facts about cats

Why does a cat, passing another cat, slow down and move slowly?

All felines are territorial animals.They distribute the territory among themselves depending on the level of the internal hierarchy. Any encroachment leads to an open conflict. Therefore, if the cat simply wants to pass by, it tries to slow down the step and does not look at the owner of the adjacent territory at all.

Why is the cat digging the “results” of its vital activity, digging outside the box, and not inside?

It is from the innate tendency of cats to be clean. The cat tries not to spoil the paws. To do this, often remove the cat’s latrine.

Why does a cat sometimes scratch the floor or “bury” a bowl of food?

This can happen for two reasons – either the cat tries to dig up the food “in reserve”, or shows by such action that the food does not like it.

Why do cats bite and rush to their feet?

Kitten games always include sitting in ambush, sudden attacks and throws. Therefore, cats at any age like these children’s games. Bring their attention to the laces with a bow, balls and more.

Why do cats bite your skin slightly and hold for a few seconds?

Some cats, when they feel great, pinch the crease of the human skin between the teeth and do not hold for long. This is a kind of cat’s kiss.

Why does the cat turn its back on you, if you do not pay attention to it for a long time or go away?

Cats, like other animals, recognize the visual signals of your body, and in case you do not show obvious signs of aggression or quietly leave his field of vision, the cat loses interest and turns to you.

Why do cats bring you dead mice?

There are at least 4 theories:
1. The cat gives you a gift, as a sign of friendship or for the fact that you feed him.
2. The cat considers you a talentless hunter, and tries to teach you how to hunt.
3. The cat takes the victim to a safe warm place, where he can later eat it. 4. The cat tries to save you from hunger.

Why does the cat play with a half-dead mouse?

Kotov attracts traffic and if the victim continues to give signs of life and moves, the cat attacks, playing, again and again, until it ceases to interest him.

Why does the cat squat when he sees the bird?

When a cat catches prey, he squats several times. These movements show that the cat is about to attack. Another point of view is a gesture of discontent. When a cat hunts a bird in nature, it is quiet and subtle. In case the extraction is unattainable, the cat commits such false movements. It’s something like “well, what is this?” in people.

Why does a cat, who has a prey catch, sometimes jaw and teeth chatter?

This happens only if production is unreachable.

Why do cats often hide their toys in a bowl of food or water?

Cats consider the territory on which they feed their own. Therefore, all of their toys they are trying to transfer to a safe place from their point of view, on their territory. Often it turns out to be their bowl.

Interesting facts about cats

Why do not cats like to swim?

In fact, most cats are calm to the water and, if possible, can fish. But when the cat is firmly held by hands and dipped in a basin of water, from its point of view it is not very similar to voluntary fishing, which causes legitimate outrage.

Why do cats like to drink tap water?

Cats, like other animals, prefer fresh food and water. From their point of view, the running water looks more fresh, so the water pouring from the tap is more attractive to them than standing in a bowl. For the same reason cats like to drink from large containers (my cat likes to drink only from a bucket, and very reluctantly drinks from a bowl).

Why do cats lick photos and plastic bags?

Cats thus “taste” the smell that a person does not notice, but animals are quite different.

Why do some cats love valerian and others do not?

Scientists claim that the matter is in a special gene. Some cats love to roll on the leaves of valerian, licking themselves, some quickly eat it, some are absolutely indifferent.Another possible reason – the smell of valerian is similar to the smell of a cat in certain periods.

Why does the cat “frown” when sniffing something particularly interesting?

Cats smell 14 times stronger than humans! In addition to the nose, cats can catch smells with the so-called “Jacobson tube”, located on the upper palate behind the front incisors. The cat uses it when fully concentrating on some particularly interesting smell, sucking in the air, slightly lifting the upper lip and nose.

Why does a cat swing its tail?

Cats wag their tails when faced with a choice, with one wish blocking the other. For example, if a cat is standing in a doorway and wants to exit, and it’s raining outside, the tail will swing because of an internal conflict. The cat wants to go out, but does not want to get wet. As soon as she decides (stay at home, or go out in the rain), the tail will immediately stop swinging.
If the cat is near you, and her tail is shaking – this is the greatest feeling of love that she can express. When the tail begins to fall, then the mood has changed – you can move away, it will not be offended.

Why do cats often “talk” into a phone call?

When the cat hears that you are talking to someone and does not see the other person, he thinks that you are talking with him, so he starts answering you. The more you talk with cats, the more they talk to you.

Interesting facts about cats

Why do cats purr?

Cats emit purring sounds for many reasons. Many experts believe that cats are purring experiencing intense emotion (pleasure or pain). Cats use when communicating more than a hundred different sounds, surpassing in this dog, chimpanzee and gorilla.

Why does not a cat like to eat from a bowl, but pull food on the floor?

Most cats do not like it when the food is in close contact with the dishes. In addition, in a narrow container, some of the food may not be available for the tongue. Therefore, cats like to eat from a wide low-capacity, and even better – off the floor.

Why do cats not like sweets?

It turns out that the whole thing is in the defective receptor gene of taste. Cats just do not know what is sweet, they can not taste this taste. Molecular analysis shows that large cats also have such a defective gene, and most likely, it was he who helped in the formation of the development of their carnivorous behavior.

Why do cats not get hurt by falling even from a high altitude?

Having studied the circumstances of many successful animal falls, scientists have established that the so-called “parachute effect” helps cats: their legs are lengthened, and the body expands, reducing the rate of fall. At a minimum height, cats use, first of all, the elasticity of their paws.
Another explanation: when falling from a high altitude, the cat presses its paws and tail to the body and flies, rotating – thereby slowing the fall. And before landing, straightens his paws.

Why does the cat shake its paws?

To show disgust for something, the cat raises its paws and shakes them. Perhaps this is due to the instinctive action of shaking off the water, which is unpleasant for most cats.

Why do cats hide when they are sick?

Instinct tells the cat that when it is weak, it is an easy prey for a predator, so during periods of illness, cats try to hide from possible dangers.

Facts about cat sight.

To cats, to see, enough 1 / 6th light is necessary for a person. In the dark, the cat’s eye uses even light reflected from the retina. Cats, unlike dogs, can not focus their eyes on closely located objects, that is, long-sighted cats, and dogs are shortsighted. Cats can see at a distance of up to 60 meters. Their peripheral vision is approximately 285 degrees. In fact, the best cat can see at a distance of 75 cm to 2-6 meters. If the pupils are dilated, despite the bright illumination, the cat is very interested in something or in a playful mood. The eyes of cats are round, slanting and almond-shaped. The color of the eyes of a kitten can vary with age.

Facts about feline hearing.

Cats perceive audio frequencies in the range of 50 to 60 kHz. The dog reacts to a sound frequency of about 40 kHz. A person is able to pick up sounds at a frequency of 20 kHz. The sensitivity of the cat to the volume of sound is 3 times higher than that of a person. The cat’s ear turns 180 degrees. In each ear, the cat has 32 muscles to control the ear, they use twelve or more muscles.

Facts about the cat’s whiskers (vibrissae).

Vibrissae (Latin vibrissae, from vibro – hesitate, wriggle), large, protruding above the surface of the coat, sensitive (tactile) hair in mammals. The cat has, on the average, 12 movable mustaches on each side of the muzzle. At the base of the mustache there is a large number of nerve endings, so the cat with the help of them gets information about everything that surrounds it – about objects, about wind, temperature, etc. If a cat removes a mustache, it may not be able to navigate well in space, for example, it is difficult to hunt and generally feel insecure. The whiskers help the cat determine if it will crawl through the hole. If the cat’s mustache is directed forward – it is something very interested. Or in skirmishes, he wants to scare an opponent. If the mustache is looking back – the cat is frightened, it avoids touching. When the cat is calm, the mustache is directed to the sides.

How old is your cat by human standards?

If your cat is 3 years old, this corresponds to the human year 21. If 8 years, then humanly – 40. If 14, then 70 human years. The average life span of a domestic cat is 15 years, while for a wild cat – from 3 to 5 years.

Interesting facts about cats

Useful advices.

If the cat is fraying furniture, try to give this place a scent of lemon or orange. Cats hate these smells.

Do not take a kitten or a cat for the scruff. Only cats can do this without harm, and only with their kittens.

Cats understand the tone of the voice. When talking with cats, remember the tone of the voice. Cats understand when you are angry with them (although they may not show the species).

Never feed a cat with dog food. The need for cats in proteins is 5 times greater than in dogs.

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