Cats are much more than great sleepers.

Cats are much more than great sleepers.

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Whether you are someone who enjoys the company of a cat or not there are many fascinating facts about these creatures, some of which you may not have heard about before. Cats are, along with dogs, one of the most popular animals to have as a pet and our love for them doesn’t stop there with many people spending lots of money on their pets. From toys for them to play with, cat jungles for them to climb and radiators beds for you to places on the radiators you sourced from Aluminium Radiators UK company apolloradiators.co.uk/designer-radiators, as everyone knows that cats are drawn to any source of heat.  It has even been scientifically proven that owning an animal like a cat can have a positive impact on our health and in particular on your blood pressure.

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Here are some facts to have a look at:

Communication

  • Cats have amazing hearing and they can pick up a large range of frequencies and this covers sounds that can’t be heard by either humans or dogs.
  • Much of cat’s communication is done through scent and scent marking. You will often find a cat rubbing their cheeks and the top of their heads along the furniture in your home as well as on fences and plants in your garden. This is their way of marking their territory to deter other cats from entering the area.
  • Cats vocalise in a number of ways including meowing, purring, hissing, growling and many more noises.

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Body structure

  • Cats are very agile and flexible animals and are known for their amazing balance. This is in part due to their long tails and its design with around 28 vertebrae (similar to the ones found in our spines) down the length of the tail. This is what gives the tail its structure and manoeuvrability.
  • Interestingly a cat’s backbone is much more flexible than our own with the ability for one half to rotate in angle of 180 degrees to the other half of the backbone.
  • Cats eyes are very adept at being able to reflect light well enough for them to able to see in great detail in the dark, and much more than the prey that they are stalking.
  • Grooming sometimes seems to be a favourite past time of many cats and is the main way that they keep their fur clean. This is added to by the fact that their tongues have hundreds on tiny backwards facing spines called papillae. These are much like the spines on a hairbrush and act in a similar fashion. If you have a cat that is particularly long furred, then it is a good idea to give them some additional grooming each week to help prevent the build-up of hairballs in their stomachs.

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