Did You Know?


Fidy Says
14th June 2012

Did You Know?

posted in Cat Facts |


A cat takes 20 to 40 breaths per minute.

Humans have 30 vertebrae less than cats.

A cat’s body temperature is 102 °F

A cat has 24 whiskers, which it uses for measuring distances.

A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.

Cats make about 100 different sounds. Dogs make only about 10.

A cat is blessed with over a hundred vocal cords.

A cat’s brain is biologically more similar to a human brain than it is to a dog’s. Both humans and cats have identical regions in their brains that are responsible for emotions.

A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.

Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second.

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