We still have unusual things to learn about cats. Here are 11 fun facts that can surprise even the most dedicated of the little cat lovers.
- Cats do not always look in our eyes
Whether cats blink or squint when accidentally making eye contact is something you should know about cats. To become friends with an unfamiliar cat, blink and look further when you catch his eye.
- Purring is not always a good sign.
Purring usually indicates contentment, but deep purring can also indicate pain. If you know your cat well, you can make a difference by observing his behavior. If you are unsure, be sure to contact your veterinarian just to rule out any pain.
- Cats like to talk in baby
The cats seem to retain their “kitten voice” to communicate with their human owners, but they use a directory of adult sounds with other cats. Young cats purr monotonously, while old cats do it in two to three resonant notes.
- Cats and chocolate do not make a good mix
Like dogs, cats can also get sick or die while eating chocolate. Make sure to keep it hidden in a closet where your cat can not find it to avoid any illness.
- Cats do not always nap
Cats like to take a nap rather than sleep, but if they are relaxed enough to go into a deeper sleep, they produce the same cerebral waveform that we do when we dream.
- Cats communicate with their noses
The “nose-to-nose” greetings between cats are unusual because they put both cats in a vulnerable position. However, cats who know each other well, but have been separated for a while, feel safe to do so to confirm visual recognition and get information on how the other cat is, where he has been and what that he has done.
- Cats need positive reinforcement
That cats do not understand punishments, as humans do, is a crucial piece of information that cat owners should know. To learn the lesson, cats must be rewarded for the desired behavior instead of being punished for bad behavior.
- Cats clean their teeth with meat
Give your cat a strip of raw meat every day to chew and this will keep his gums and teeth in good condition. Suitable meats include poultry, rabbit or beef that has been boned.
- Cats love the sun
Did you realize that cats love the sun? If your cat seems to be able to bear the heat very well, it’s because his ancestors were originally living animals in the desert.
- Explanations of the purr
Scientists do not know everything about cats, like, among other things, how the sound of purring is produced, although some believe it comes from the cardiovascular system rather than the throat.
- Kittens learn to purr very early
You probably do not know, but cats start purring at a week and can do it continuously while they inhale and exhale.