Interesting facts about domestic cats

Cats are some of the world's most popular pets. These freedom-loving creatures were tamed a long time ago, and now millions of people do not care for their pets, pampering them in every possible way. And any real cat lover will always tell you a lot of interesting facts about the habits of his cat, you just have to ask him about it.

The most common state for a domestic cat is sleep. On average, two-thirds of their lives, these fluffy creatures sleep sweetly.

Many domestic cats are not afraid of dogs because they do not know about the danger that threatens them.

On average, a domestic cat can produce about a hundred different sounds.

The earliest archaeological evidence of the domestication of cats in the Ancient World dates back to a period of about 9, 5 thousand years ago. The discovery was made on the island of Cyprus.

In 1963, a domestic cat went into space. The world's first cat astronaut survived this flight safely.

A domestic cat is capable of speeds up to 50 kilometers per hour over short distances.

When a domestic cat rubs against its owner, it does it not so much out of affection as out of a desire to mark it, since it has special glands around its face.

In ancient Egypt, smuggling of domestic cats was punishable by death.

The so-called "big cats" have also been domesticated. For example, in Arab countries, those who can afford the maintenance of such an animal keep caracals at home.

The most popular breed of domestic cats in the world is Persian.

The cat's eye perceives green as red.

In the original version of the famous Cinderella tale, the fairy godmother was a cat.

Long-haired domestic cats appeared a little over a century ago as a result of breeders' experiments. Before that, almost all of them were shorthaired.

Cat ears are able to rotate 180 degrees.

The heaviest domestic cat in the world weighed 21 kg.

On the territory of Scotland there is a monument to a domestic cat named Towser, glorifying him as a great mouse-catcher. During his life, Towser caught more than thirty thousand mice.

Cats were brought to the New World (North and South America) by European colonizers in the middle of the 18th century.

There are more bones in a cat's body than in a human body.

Domestic cats have repeatedly saved their owners from earthquakes, raising panic a quarter of an hour before the actual shaking of the soil. This can be explained simply - due to their sensitivity, cats are able to feel an earthquake when it is still very far away, and the vibrations of the soil have not yet reached them.