Cats are amazing and unique creatures, and that is why we are back for another round of random cat facts! Ever wonder what a group of cats is called? Or maybe why your cat may have a puking problem? Continue reading!
A Group Of Cats Is Called ….
There are several terms used for a single group of cats. A clowder is the most widely used in the scientific stand point, but you can also call a group a clutter, a glaring, or a pounce! A group of kittens is known as a litter, a kindle, or an intrigue! Also, interestingly enough, wild cats in a group are known as a dowt or a destruction.
Because cats claws hook in, this makes them master climbers! You may wonder then, “How do so many cats get stuck in trees!?”… Well, this is because domesticated cats do not have experience in backing down a tree. When a cat is raised to be indoors and outdoors, they will learn this as a kitten. Their mother may also teach them, though this is rare. To ensure your cat does not get stuck in a tree, providing a cat tree indoors that is tall from a young age will ensure they learn proper “backing down” skills.
Cats Make 100 Different Sounds!
That is right! Dogs only make 10 sounds, while cats make 100! Amazing right? There are 13 main sounds a cat can make and the 100 come from a combination of those 13 different sounds. If you are interested in hearing them, take a look at my other post on “13 Sounds A Cat Makes“.
In the year of 1888, over 300,000 mummified cats were found in an Egyptian grave yard. These cats were actually stripped down and used for fertilizer by farmers in both the USA and UK! Want to learn more on Egyptian love for cats? Check out “Ancient Love For Cats“!
A cat’s jaw cannot unhinge and move side to side like many other mammals. For this reason, they have to take in smaller bites at a time. A feline who is prone to puking often over stuffs his/her mouth and swallows down air with the food, causing the stomach to bubble and shoot the food back up.
Cats do not have the ability to sweat through their skin like us humans. Instead, much like dogs, they sweat through the glands in their paws! They also release heat through the mouth by panting but it is only common to see this when they are super hot, giving birth, or anxiety prone.
Shake & Quake Detector
Cats are very sensitive to vibrations, much like a snake is. They are able to detect an earthquake tremor up to 15 minutes before a human can! They are even said to be able to smell rain and thunderstorms hours before us humans can! Amazing right?