Here’s something fun for you! I searched around and found some really fun cat trivia. I tried to pick cat facts that aren’t commonly known (I mean, doesn’t everyone know a group of kittens is called a kindle?). Or, if they were a little bit familiar, at least to my human, I tried to put a fun spin on them. I hope you enjoy them!
- Did you know there’s an official term for the happy paws cats make? It’s snurgling! So when humans are in the kitchen, baking bread or biscuits I guess that means they’re snurgling too.
- Cats can make 100 different sounds, while dogs can only make ten.
- Did you know that New Zealand has the largest number of family cats per capita? The number is 1.8 per household.
- Abraham Lincoln once said his cat Dixie was smarter than his cabinet… and he was probably right!
- What do cats, grizzly bears, warthogs and Usain Bolt have in common? They all can run at a top speed of 30 MPH!
- Cats have about 24 whiskers on their muzzle, 12 on each side.
- Cats have most of their sweat glands in their paws. So nervous cats can get clammy paws, just like humans do with their hands.
- In ancient Egypt, the punishment for cat smuggling was… death!
- Cats have 32 muscles in each ear. Humans only have six.
How many of these did you already know? Tell me in the comments, and let me know if you have some cat trivia of your own.
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Judy GQ says
I am a total fail. I think the cat people in my house have been keeping things from me.
The Poupounette Gang says
WE didn’t know most of those facts, so thanks for sharing them, Summer!
Tama and Benny
LESLEY CASTLE says
I never knew! :-O
You got me Summer I only knew 4. The Abraham Lincoln quote cracked me up. And I agree, likely true. That the cat is smarter than the cabinet. Cats are incredibly savvy and intelligent. As they say, dogs have owners, cats have staff. Ain’t it the truth. I am paw whipped for sure
Sue Janson says
I actually knew 2 or 3 of these, but found all the cat facts were most interesting. Fun blog.
Cathy Keisha says
I knew a couple of them. TW says I make all 100 sounds at night after lights out. I don’t do the same meow twice.
BellaDharma an LadyMew says
LadyMew told mee shee mew efurryone of THE factss XCEPT ‘snurglin’ an Mew Zeeland numburr of catss!
Shee iss so clevurr!
An shee told mee yore one of THE clevurrest catss shee has efurr known! An mee agreess!
***purrss*** BellaDharma an <3 LadyMew too
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
I knew some but not all of them. 30MPH does not surprise me. We used to have a cat called Tiddler (yes he was one too!) He would have some of our Sunday roast then walk to the top of the nearest field. When he got there he would run down flat out in a blur. I can really believe that he was travelling that fast.
Timmy Tomcat says
They were all good. We knew a couple but Snurgling was a new one. We knew about our sweaty feet but the 100 sounds, 30 MPH top speed and New Zealand were so fun! Can we get Dad a ticket to move there!
Brian Frum says
Those were good sweet Summer. New Zealand might have the most “house” cats per capita but they are more than determined to kill all of the feral cats and not is a kind way.
mickeys Musings says
Those were very cool facts. Mum only knew a few of those!
Cool facts, Summer! We did not know about “snurgling.” Vocabulary word of the week! 🙂
We knew about sweat glands on cats’ paw pads. Ava gets nervous at the vet, and her paws get wet!
Melissa & Mudpie says
I only knew a couple…so interesting!
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon & Barb says
We loved all the trivia. Mom SAID she remembered reading all of those (at some point) but we don’t think so! Have a fabulishiously Happy Day!
The Florida Furkids says
We didn’t know some of them. Our new favorite word is going to be snurgling!!!
The Florida Furkids
Pat K says
I must admit…..I didn’t know a single one of the trivia cat facts.
I knew cats could move fast…”quick as a cat”…..but I didn’t know
they could run at 30mph! Cats are even more talented than I already
I knew 3 of them but I loved learning all the other ones! Pawsome post!
The Poupounette Gang says
What a great post, Summer! We learned a great deal and had no idea that snurgling was… snurgling!
Tama and Genji
All fascinating! I knew most . . . I didn’t know about snurgling, I like that word! I didn’t know about New Zealand family cats numbers, or the the sweat glands in the paws.
Ellen Pilch says
Very interesting facts. I knew Abe Lincoln was a wise man. 🙂 I love your glasses.
LESLEY CASTLE says
I did not know this!
Homestead Prowlers says
All very interesting trivia! We had not heard of snurgling before!