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12 Weird Things you Don’t Know about Cats

We can all agree that cats are unique and interesting creatures. Well, here are some more interesting and unique facts about cats that you probably didn’t know!

Cats Don't Have Collarbones

Cats Don’t Have Collarbones!

Cats don’t have collarbones – this allows them the flexibility to fit through openings the size of their heads.


Kittens are Born with Blue EyesMost Kittens Are Born with Blue Eyes

Most all kittens are born with blue eyes. They start to change color after about 3 weeks and by 12-16 weeks, they are the color they will remain into adulthood.

Wow! That's a lot of Fur!That’s a LOT of Hair!

The average cat has about 130,000 hairs per square inch! (That explains why there’s so much fur on the couch!)


Every Nose is UniqueTheir Noses are as Unique as Your Fingerprint

The print on a cat’s nose has a unique ridged pattern and each one is different – just like a human fingerprint!

Gravity and...Cat Doors?Gravity…and Cat Flaps

Sir Isaac Newton, the man who discovered the principles of gravity, is said to have also invented the first cat door.

Cats Can't Taste SweetsThey Can’t Taste Sweets

Cats do not have a sweet tooth. Scientists believe this is due to a mutation in a key taste receptor.

High JumpersYou Say Jump, They Say How High!

A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound!

It's Greek to Me!It’s All Greek to Me

A cat lover is called an Ailurophilia – Greek for cat & lover.

Raise your Paw if you're SureSweaty Feet

Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat through the pads of their feet.

Urine Trouble NowDay-Glo Urine!

Cat urine glows in the dark when a black light shines on it. If you think your cat or kitten has had an accident in your home, use a black light to find the mishap.

Who's Right?Lefty or Righty?

The majority of cats are right pawed (50 percent), 10 percent are ambidextrous, and the remaining 40 percent favor their left paw. To determine if your cat is left or right pawed, hold a toy just out of reach and see which paw they reach with. (Do it several dozen times to know for sure!)

Disney's MousersDisney isn’t Just Famous for that Mouse…

Since 1955, Disneyland has kept feral cats on the premises to control the real-life mice that roam the park. By day, the cats are kept in feeding stations, by night the cats wander the park in search of (non-cartoon) rodents!

Do you have a weird cat fact to add? Comment below!






  1. Lisa

    Dec 22, 2016 at 10:45 am

    So if every nose is different why don’t the keep prints on file instead of using expensive micro chips?

  2. Pam Barcroft

    Jan 5, 2017 at 11:44 am

    My cat, Alvin has a sweet tooth. He loves the inside of oreo’s, sweet corn, syrup, sweet tea…and the list goes on.

    • Maryanne

      Jun 3, 2017 at 4:21 am

      I once had a cat who liked chocolate chip cookies!

      • Helen Nolan

        Sep 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm

        So did I, even just plain cookies.

    • Marilyn

      Jan 30, 2020 at 11:17 am

      My cat, Pi, does too; she loves cheesecake and the sourcream sweet topping and whipped cream.

  3. Sandy

    Jun 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    My cat loves a 1/4 tea s.of butter or mayo…also limes to loke the bowl after havi g fake van icecream…latose free.
    She loves to sleep in stroller. Belly up….

  4. Maryanne

    Jun 3, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Ailurophilia = love of cats. Person who loves cats = ailurophile, not ailurophilia.

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