20+ Crazy Facts About Cats

Cats are common domestic animals. There are some feral cats and wild cats. The cat is a small animal with a flexible body and usually carnivorous. They live inside or outside human homes. Cats are seen almost all over the world. There are almost 600 million cats worldwide. The word cat comes from the Latin word cactus. Baby cats are known as kittens. The signature sound of a cat is mew or meow. Cats are intelligent and smart. They can be playful and can adopt many skills. Cats are also very expressive animals. They express their feeling towards the owner or the atmosphere very effectively.

There are over 40 breeds of cats found worldwide. All breeds can be domesticated. Cats one of the oldest domesticated animals. They are living with humans from the pre-historic ages. They are domesticated to hunt rodents. Cats are not so much attached to owners. It's said that "You can't own a cat, they own a human". They are usually calm and sleep most of the day. Cats tend to live clean. Pet cats need high-level grooming and care to keep them healthy.

Cats are an important part of our social scene. They are mentioned in many religions and myths. Most cats are territorial. Pet cats are playful and love to spend time with their human companions. They usually pair up and give birth to several kittens. Kittens are more adorable than adult cats. Cats are emotional animals and can remember faces. They don't like to guard a place, but they love to live in familiar surroundings.

These are some amazing cat facts:

Many records show that the domestication of cats started as early as 7500 bc. Evidence found in Shillourokambos, a Neolithic site in Cyprus shows African wild cats were tamed on that neolithic village.

There are 60 recognized cat breeds according to the Cat registry. Cat registry is an organization that keeps records of pet cats.

Siberian cats and Maine Coon cats are the largest breeds of domestic cats. Cats from both breeds can weigh up to 20 pounds.

Singapura is the smallest breed of cats. They don't weigh more than 5 pounds.

Burmese cats live for the longest time than any other breeds. Persian cats come at the second number.

Barivel, a Maine coon was measured an impressive 3ft 11.2in from head to tail tip. It holds the largest cat ever crown.

Himmy was the heaviest cat ever. Himmy was from Queensland, Australia, and weighed in at 21.3 kg.

Creme Puff lived 38 years and 3 days in total. He is the longest living cat.

Cats are close cousins of tigers. They share almost 95.6% genetics.

Large cats can take up to five years to reach adulthood.

Usually cats give birth to 4 kittens. But the number can increase up to 12.

Cats sleep almost 70% of their lifetime.

Catwalk is a style of walking specially adopted by models is actually how cats walk.

Cats brain is 90% similar to ours.

Yum Yum is the loudest domestic cat. she is a 16-Year-old Devon Rex cat.

Sokoke is the rarest breed of domestic cats.

Ashera, A hybrid of the African Serval and the Asian Leopard is the most expensive cat breed.

Egyptian Mau is believed to be the oldest breed of cats to be domesticated.

Sphynx cat doesn't have hair because of their genetic mutation.

Egyptian Mau is the purest breed of cats.

Cheetoh Cat, a mix of Ocicats and Bengals is the newest recognized breed of cats.

Toyger, A cross between a Bengal cat and a DSH cat looks like a small tiger.

Felinology is the branch of science that studies cats.

Cats are great as pets. They are living with the human for thousands of years. Many breeds are found and created over the years. But they all have one thing in common, they are intelligent and cute animals. Love for cute cats.