Domestic cat facts

Do you love your cat as much as the Egyptians worshipped their felines? Well here are some fun facts about the species to help you decide.

Ailurophilia is the love of cats.  A group of kittens is called a “kindle”, whilst a group of grown cats is called a “clowder.”

Cats are born unable to see or hear; it’s the vibration of it’s mother’s purr that attracts them to feed. A cat can live around twenty years or more. They have more than 100 vocal sounds and purr on average 10,950 hours in its lifetime. A house cat spends 70% of its time sleeping, but when they are not, they spend a third of their lives grooming themselves.

Domestic cats are the only feline species that can hold their tails upright whilst they walk. A falling cat will always right itself in a certain way.  First, the head will rotate, secondly the spine will twist and the rear legs will align, then the cat will arch its back to lessen the impact of the landing.

In Ancient Egypt, cats were worshipped. And when one of their feline pets died the Ancient Egyptians would shave off their eyebrows to mourn them.

Don’t ever be tempted to give your cat chocolate, as it’s poisonous to them.

So make sure you care for your litte kitty, although they are quite independant creatures, they still need to be looked after.