Everything about Feline


Amazing facts about Feline

* Cats spend 2/3 rd of the day sleeping
* Cats can make about 100 different vocal sounds while dogs can make only 10
* Cats can run at a top speed of 31 mph
* Cats usually have about 12 whiskers on each side of their face
* Cats have about 130000 hairs per square inch
* Cats can tolerate temperature up to 133 degree F
* Cats sweat only through their paws.
* A cats brain is biologically more similar to human brain than  dog’s brain
* Cats can jump up to 5 times its on height in a single bound
* First cat in space was a french cat called felecette
* Cats have the ability to sense a human’s feelings and overall mood
* Cats prefer their food at room temperature

Feline behavior

Why do cats pounce?
Pouncing is a stealthy, healthy predatory behavior used by cats to suddenly sneak up on a prey target — or potential playmate. Pouncing is a skill that is particularly needed when cats are hunting prey for food. Once the cat locates the potential prey, it may sit, stand or crouch while staring at the target.

Cats also pounce when they are playing with each other. Kittens pounce on each other and interesting objects during play. Kittens raised in isolation will pounce on prey when exposed to it for the first time, indicating that no modeling or previous experience is needed for this predatory behavior to occur.

Why cats rub the face against everything?
Cats rub their faces on things for many reasons, depending on the context or object being rubbed. This act is called “bunting”
Reasons for this behavior are:
Leaving Scent Marks: Cats have multiple scent glands on their heads. They have glands located around their mouths, chins, sides of the face, neck and ears. When a cat rubs his face on an item, he leaves his scent behind.  The hight of the object determines which part of his head a cat will use to leave a scent mark on an item.
A cat clock:  Cats sometimes bunt to inform other cats of their presence in the vicinity. Bunting may also be a form of “time stamping,” meaning that other cats may be able to determine by the age of the marking how recently another cat was there.
Parfume de You: Not only that the cat leaves its scent on the object, in the same time it pick up the scent of the household members. This can be interpreted as a sign of affection or greeting behavior.

Why the cats arch their back?
Cats back is very flexible. Cat’s arched back could mean “Stay back!” “Come play with me?” or “Gee, that feels nice!”
Fear reasons (known as a Halloween kitty): when cat is scared, it arches its back to scare the opponent. The fur stands up and the cats looks bigger. When cats is scared it will hiss, growl and spit.
Playing: The difference is that cat won’t be growling, hissing, spitting or showing his teeth. Instead, it is more likely that cat will hop and pounce, which may be directed toward another cat, a toy or a person with whom the cat has a friendly relationship and feels comfortable.
Stretching: They arch their back as part of stretching, just as we humans do.

Stick its butt in my face?
Well, cats communicate in many ways. When you have cat, you need to learn “cattish”. The various forms of feline communication include visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile cues. Why the kitty likes to stick its butt in your face, perhaps it is a combination of several of these forms.

Visual communication: The position of a cat’s ears, head, tail and body all convey a message to other cats and to owners as well. For example, crouching down, flattening the ears and drawing the head toward the shoulders are universal signals that a cat does not want to engage further with other cats — or with you.
On the other hand, a tail that is held vertically in an upright position while your cat is also calmly gazing and blinking at you is generally associated with friendly behavior.
Noise and Noses: Almost everyone has heard cats communicate vocally. Meows, trills, chirps, hisses, yowls and purrs are some of the ways our cats indicate how they are feeling to us as well as other cats. Cats also have various means of olfactory (scent) communication. Kitties leave a chemical signature when they rub objects with their heads, ears and tails.  There are also glands at the base of the tail and along the tail that can deposit odors. Typically, cats who are friendly toward each other rub their heads, flanks and tails alongside each other. When they perform these behaviors, they are exchanging odors and possibly forming a “colony” scent, which is making sure their odor is familiar to other cats in the group and says “you belong.”

So, the answer is: the cat likes you. You belong!