Cats are able to hear ultrasonic sounds that humans cannot hear. This means they can hear rodents communicating with each other.
Cats spend at least 1/3 of their time awake grooming themselves, and grooming begins within minutes after birth. While this might seem a bit obsessive to you, grooming performs several important functions: it cleans their coat, helps regulate their body temperature, and relieves anxiety.
If left unspayed and unneutered, one pair of cats and their kittens could produce as many as 420,000 kittens in 7 years time. That is an average of 60,000 kittens per year!
Cats are designed for hot climates. Provided they have plenty of clean water to drink, cats can tolerate temperatures as high as 133 degrees Fahrenheit.
How often do you hear your cat meow at another cat? Cats typically only meow at humans; they purr, hiss, or spit to communicate with other cats.
If you think your cat rubs against you just to tell you he loves you, think again. The real motive might be slightly weirder; cats rub against people to mark their territory with scent glands located in their face.
Cats are fast and can travel at speeds of up to 31 mph, but rabbits are even faster. Rabbits have been clocked at 35 mph.
Ever wonder what to call a group of cats? A group of adult cats is called a clowder; a group of kittens is called a kindle.
It is normal for cats to give birth to multiple babies at one time, especially after their first litter. Typically, cats deliver between one and nine young, with the largest recorded litter producing 19 kittens.
On average, cats sleep as much as 16 to 18 hours per day, or about 2/3 of their lives. However, they remain alert to incoming stimuli even when asleep, which is why touching their tail or foot results in a twitch or partial eye opening.