Cats have been around for thousands of years, and they've changed a lot since their earliest days. The first cats were domesticated over 6500 years ago in Egypt, and today we still don't know exactly when or where this happened.
Domestic cats are now found all over the world and come in dozens of different breeds. They're carnivores with sharp retractable claws, teeth adapted for killing small prey, strong and flexible bodies, quick reflexes and keen senses including night vision!
Here are some more facts about cats that you did not know ;)
There are more cat videos on the internet than any other animal
Cats were first domesticated around 6500 BC
The ancestor of all cats is the African Wild Cat which still exists today
Cats have powerful night vision
A domestic cat's hearing is more sensitive than humans' and dogs'.They can hear higher-pitched sounds than either and can detect an extremely broad range of frequencies
A cat's sense of smell is about fourteen times stronger than a human's
Cats are intelligent and can easily remember your name, if they don't respond to you, don't be mad but they are probably ignoring you.
Cats can jump 5 times their height
Whilst humans have 206 bones, cats have 244 bones.
Each cat’s nose is unique, much like human fingerprints.
When your cat shows their belly, it is a sign of trust and a relaxed cat- this is not an invite for belly rub typically.
Experts recommend taking your cat for a walk, so long as your pet is okay with the activity and you can safely take them outdoors without causing stress or discomfort. Just make sure you take your cat in a safe and comfortable carrier.
I hope that you enjoyed learning about cats! They're so interesting and complex, and I think it's important to understand how they fit into the world around us.