Did you know? Cat Facts

March 13, 2017

Cats typically sleep for 12 to 16 hours a day.

When cats hit you with retracted claws, they're playing, not attacking.

They are crepuscular, which means that they are most active at dawn and dusk.

Cats are fastidious creatures about their "bathroom." If you have more than one cat, you should have one litter box for each.

Cats learn to manipulate humans with their meows -- some even develop a cry like a baby!


Meowing is a behavior that cats developed exclusively to communicate with people.

Cats mark you as their territory when they rub their faces and bodies against you, as they have scent glands in those areas.

Kneading -- which some people refer to as "making biscuits" -- is a sign of contentment and happiness. Cats knead their mothers when they are nursing to stimulate the let-down of milk.

Cats often attack your ankles when they are bored.

When dogs wag their tails, they may be expressing happiness. But this is not the case for cats! When your cat wags her tail, it's her way of warning you that you are getting on her last nerve.

Cats live longer when they stay indoors.

Cats walk like camels and giraffes: They move both of their right feet first, then move both of their left feet. No other animals walk this way.