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1 Why do cats knead ?
When cat kneads or digs it's claws into furniture it is actually marking it's territory. In the cats paws there are superficial glands that will secrete pheromones and unless you have a really sensitive nose you cannot smell it.
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2 Cat's Noses
A cats nose is a lot like it a human fingerprint. It has it's own unique characteristics.
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3 Household Cats
Cats have been domesticated with humans for approximately 3,500 to 8,000 years.
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4 First Known Cats
Proairulus are the first known cats and they have been around for about 12, 000, 000 years.
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5 Cheetah's don't retract their claws
A cheetah's claws are always out. They are the only type of cat that cannot retract them.
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6 Cats have a lot of bones
Cats have more bones in their bodies than humans do. Cats have 230 bones and humans only have 206 bones.
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7 What is the heaviest weight ever for a cat ?
The heaviest cat ever recorded was 45 pounds and 10 ounces. The cat that lived the longest was 34 years old.
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8 What is the Egyptian name for cat ?
Mau is the what the Egyptians used to call cats. It means "to see".
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9 Polydactyl Cats
A cat with 7 toes on the front and extra toes on the back are called "polydactyl". Cats normally have 5 toes on the front and 4 toes on the back.
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10 Domestic Cats
All breeds of domesticated cats are from the specie felis catus.
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11 Famous Cat Lover
Sir Isaac Newton loved cats and he invented the cat door.
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