Interesting Cat Facts


Cats are champion sleepers. On average they sleep for 16 hours per day. However, bats and opossums actually beat them in snoozing with an average of 20 hours of sleep each day.

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On average cats sleep less than opossums and bats

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Munchkin Cats:

The Munchkin has short legs due to a dominant gene mutation which gave them the short stature. The name Munchkin was derived from the little people in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

Munchkin cats are named after the little people from the Wizard of OZ

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A Group of Cats:

A group of kittens is called a “kindle” and a group of adult cats is called a “clowder.”

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a group of adult cats - clowder; a group of kittens - kindle

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Cat Eyes:

There are three types of feline eye shapes: almond, round and slanted.

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Cats’ Heart Beats:

A cat’s heart beats approximately twice as fast as our hearts – at a rate of 155 times per minute.

Cat Purrs:

Cats can purr while inhaling and exhaling. This is a technique that we simply cannot imitate.

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Cats can purr while inhaling and exhaling

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There is actually a scientific name for hairball. It is called “trichobezoar.”

Famous Cat Lovers:

In history, these famous persons are known for being true fans of cats:

leonardo da vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

earnest hemingway and children playing with kittens

Earnest Hemingway and His Children

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

Issac Newtown

Issac Newtown

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Historic World Leaders that were Scared of Cats:

These people ruled as world leaders and conquerors, but they suffered from ailurophobia – fear of cats.

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Charles XI

Charles XI

Henry II

Henry II



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6 Responses to “Interesting Cat Facts”

  1. Wow, those are interesting. I knew the sleeping one but the hairball one – had no idea!

  2. Nini says:

    Cardinal Richelieu!!!

  3. Sparkle says:

    One note about cats sleeping less than opossums and bats – that's because humans keep waking us up and petting us. They don't do that to opossums and bats.

  4. Parveen says:

    black cat in world of animal only one who can see its shadow in dark

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