Cats have been enchanting humans for thousands of years. From the tufts of their ears to the swish of their tails, it’s hard for us to ignore the mystery and beauty of cats. It's no wonder that so many of us fall victim to the time to cat videos! We can spend hours staring at those big eyes and fawning over their beauty! If you’re looking for some amazing cat facts to share with your fellow feline fanatics, we've got you covered.
CATS ARE ASLEEP FOR 70% OF THEIR LIVES
An average cat sleeps 16-18 hours a day. It means they are asleep for 70% of their lives. They are asleep in the day and that's why you can see that their active time is during the dusk and dawn. That’s why they do random sprints down the hallway at 4 AM.
A CAT’S EYES ARE BETTER THAN YOURS
Not only do cats have big, beautiful eyes, but their eyesight is also superior to any human. A person sees the world through about a 180-degree view, cats have a field of view of about 200 degrees. They’re more sensitive to low light. Cats can’t exactly see in the dark, but they have excellent night vision.
A CAT’S NOSE PAD IS UNIQUE
If you ever need to figure out which of your cats got bored and started knocking things off shelves, you could always dust for nose prints. Like a human’s fingerprint, a cat’s nose prints are unique. The ridges on a cat’s nose come in swirls, stripes, and every design imaginable.
A LOT OF CATS ARE LACTOSE INTOLERANT
When kittens are born, they have plenty of an enzyme called lactase. This enzyme is responsible for digesting milk. But as the cat grows, they produce less lactase. So that cat lapping up the cream will probably end the night with some not-so-pleasant diarrhea. Out of all the cat facts, this one is pretty important for your cat’s health.
Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves and are not a fan of anything that doesn’t smell normal on their fur. You’re creating more work for them by giving them a bath. They don’t enjoy having their hard work ruined. Plus, cats have scent glands that produce pheromones used for communication, and water can interfere with this.