30 Weird Cat Facts You Might Be Surprised To Find Out

By Kelsey Apley 2 years ago2 Comments

I am about to share some weird facts about cats, and they may very well amaze and surprise you! I have gathered some pretty interesting cat facts to share with you! Did you know that cats are pregnant for around two months, or that cats can spend five hours a day grooming themselves?

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To know that your cat can’t taste sweetness is crazy to me! I don’t know what I would be like if I couldn’t taste sweet! Maybe a few pounds lighter, but to never know what you could be missing out on would be insane to me!

Weird Facts About Cats

  • Contrary to popular belief, cats and not dogs are the most popular household pet.
  • Cats can’t taste sweetness.
  • A cat can make around 60-100 different sounds! In addition, these sounds are to speak to their humans, not other cats!
  • Cats need to have fat in their diet because they can’t produce their own.
  • Cats only sweat through their paws.
  • A female cat is pregnant for 58-65 days.
  • Cats sleep 70% of their lives. (You’ll love all the sleepy cat memes!)
  • A cat can not see directly under their nose, so they struggle to find droppings on the floor to eat.
  • Cats have 30 teeth.
  • Adult cats don’t meow at each other, but only meow at humans to communicate.
  • When kittens are born they have bright blue eyes, then their eyes change color within three months.
  • Cats can only remember things for 16 hours.
  • Female cats can get impregnated by multiple male cats.
  • A female cat can have anywhere from 3 to 7 kittens every four months!
  • Most cats can’t digest cows milk properly, making them sick.

Weird Cat Facts

More Interesting Facts About Cats

  • A cat can live for over 20 years, but the average cat lifespan is 14 years.
  • Cats should not eat raw fish. In fact, cats aren’t really fish-eaters to begin with!
  • Cats are able to move their ears separately.
  • Remarkably, cats are similar to humans in that they have almost identical sections of the brain that control their emotions!
  • Some cats will spend 5 or more hours a day grooming themselves.
  • Owning a cat can reduce your risk for a stroke and a heart attack!
  • Your cat can recognize your voice, so if they don’t acknowledge you, they are ignoring you!
  • Most cats have 5 toes on front paws, and four on their back legs.
  • Isaac Newton invented the cat door!
  • When Abraham Lincoln was president, he kept five cats in the White House.
  • Cats have a lower social IQ compared to dogs, but they are able to solve more difficult cognitive problems!
  • A cat has 500 skeletal muscles.
  • Cats can manipulate the sound of their meow, so they can get you to do things for them. They make different sounds for food, water, and petting, for example.
  • A cat can jump around six times its length!
  • Cats can move their eyes 180 degrees.

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Do you happen to know of any weird facts about cats? If so leave a comment and let me know!

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 Kelsey Apley

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I am a city girl who has now moved to the country for a more relaxed lifestyle, with my husband and son! We love to be outdoors in nature, doing crafts, and just taking each day as a new adventure. I am a freelance writer and stay at home mom by day!


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