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Top 5 Interesting Facts About Cats

Top 5 Interesting Facts About Cats

by Willow S.

1. Cats can drink salt water!

While you’re not going to be refreshed by a glass of salt water, you cat actually can be. The salt from water can be filtered out by their kidneys, which enables them to consume and rehydrate by drinking salt water. Though it is not recommended to give your cat salt water as fresh water is the best for your fur baby

2. Cats spend 70% of their life sleeping!

If you thought your cat has been spending a lot of their lives sleeping, you are correct. Cats actually spend up to 70 percent of their life sleeping, which averages out to be 13-16 hours a day, according to Veterinary Hub

3. A Cat went to space!

You have most likely heard of monkeys and dogs in space, but did you know that a cat traveled the great unknown too? On October 18th 1963 Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat’ was the first and only cat to go to space. So many amazing things that cat’s have done but this is definitely top of the list

4. Cats don’t always land on their feet!

If you are a true cat lover, you’ve definitely heard the saying: “Cats always land on their feet”, but this is not actually true. When they fall all four paws, more often than not, end up touching the ground. Cats have a wonderful sense of balance, so they can tell “up” from down and adjust their bodies accordingly. They twist their flexible backbones mid-air if they feel they are plummeting downwards, allowing them to correct themselves so that they do not fall flat on their backs. In addition, cats are small, light-boned, and covered in thick fur, meaning their fall will not be as painful as, say, a dog’s. 

5. Meows are not true cat language—they developed them to communicate with humans!

Yes you read that right: Cats communicate with one another through scent, facial expression, complex body language and touch. Cat’s meow at humans to communicate their needs, proving that cat’s are truly amazing!

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