Cat Senses – Smell
Oct22

Cat Senses – Smell

The cat’s sense of smell, though weaker than that of a dog, is perhaps twelve times more sensitive than that of a human.  They can detect separate ingredients in foods, such as the milk in baked goods. Cats also perceive smells differently.  Smells we consider “good,” such as citrus and mint, are repulsive to cats.  (Try offering your cat an orange peel to smell and see how he reacts!)  They do not seem to find...

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Cat Senses – Hearing
Oct22

Cat Senses – Hearing

Hearing is the best-developed sense in cats. Cats can hear sounds as high as 64 kHz, compared to 20 kHz for humans and 45 kHz for dogs. They are most sensitive to sounds in the 8 kHz range, which is about the pitch of a high-pitched human voice. This is why cats respond better to high-pitched voices than normal-range voices. Because they can move their ears up to 180° with great precision and independently of each other, they are able...

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Cat senses – Vision
Oct10

Cat senses – Vision

In full light, a cat’s vision is inferior to a human’s. Although they can see the whole color spectrum (unlike dogs, which cannot distinguish between red and green), they can distinguish only the most intense colors. Subtle color shading is undetectable to cats. Cats also have a lower density of cones on the retina, so their detail vision is poorer. The cone density is like the megapixels of a digital camera; cat eyes have...

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Cats sleep 70% of their lives
Oct10

Cats sleep 70% of their lives

The life of a house cat basically consists of four activities: playing (perhaps patty-cake), ruining upholstered furniture, eating and sleeping — and that last activity takes up the most time by far. Cats are among the top sleepers in the animal kingdom, and for good reason: They are, in the wild at least, predators, and their prey doesn’t usually want to get caught. This means that cats have to do quite a bit of chasing, and that...

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Short Cat Facts (Animated)
Sep26

Short Cat Facts (Animated)

This short animated clip about facts about cats, they are quite interesting and funny besides the last one… just watch and you will understand why.

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