Even if your favorite pet is a puppy, you should know that cats are rather appealing creatures. Yet, you aren’t likely to know how bizarre cats can be. Here are a few weird facts about cats:
Surely you’ve known that humans are unable to drink seat water, as it is saline and dehydrates your body. Their kidneys are capable of removing the salt from the sea water, allowing them to rehydrate themselves.
We all know that cats are talented with instincts for hunting. In fact, they are so good at it that, previously, cats that spent most of their time outside have been instrumental in the extinction of 33 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. They are rated among the top hundred most invasive species.
An intriguing part of their anatomy is how cats don’t have any sweat glands. The sweat glands found in cats’ paws exude a scent that helps them mark their territory. In other words, it means that while they are walking or scratching, they are in reality marking their territory.
Cat owners will bear in mind that their pet loves to laze around in the sun or stay on their couch. It may surprise many to learn that cats spend as much as portion of the life in sleeping. That amounts to sixteen hours per day! The main reason for their being so idle is that they need to work very tough to track down and kill mice, their favorite food.
Many of the older cats tend to develop something similar to what we know as Alzheimer’s disease. Cats over eight decades of age keep roaming all over the house and appear quite confused or dazed. That’s the reason behind their constant meowing. In case your cat is showing such symptoms also, the experts would recommend you to comfort it at night by providing it with an additional blanket.
If you thought that the function of whiskers is only to increase the character of your cat and make it lovable, you are wrong! Cats utilize their whiskers to check and ascertain if they would be able to pass through small openings.
If you have been watching cats, you would surely know that they invariable land up on their paws. Nature has gifted them with some sense of this law of gravitation. In fact, they are trying to slow down on landing. Moreover, their sense of direction is extremely strong, telling them which side of their body is up and, accordingly, they adjust their body. But, cat’s body requires time to understand that it’s falling down and adjusts itself suitably. They are more at ease when coming from a higher place, as it gives them extra time to land safely on the ground.