Cats have amazing vision. They can see anything up to 120 feet away and at night they only need 1/7th amount of light we do.

Hearing is the strongest of a cat’s senses. They can hear ultrasonic sound up to 64 kHz – which rodents use to communicate – humans can only hear up to 20 kHz.

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear can move them 180 degrees. They can also move their ears separately. 

A cat’s sense of smell is about 14 times more powerful than ours.

Cats make more than 100 different sounds whereas dogs make around 10.

A cat’s cerebral cortex (the part of the brain in charge of cognitive information processing) has 300 million neurons, compared with a dog’s 160 million.

Female cats are typically right-pawed while male cats are typically left-pawed.

Cats only sweat through their foot pads.

Regular cats have 5 toes on their front feet and 4 on their back, but polydactyl cats have more toes, usually on their front feet.

The number of bones in cats’ bodies can vary, usually from 230 to 250: it depends on the length of their tail and how many toes they have.

A cat purrs 26 times every second. This is equivalent to an idle diesel engine.

The oldest cat was an English cat called Puss who was 36 years old when she died  in 1939.

Isaac Newton is credited with inventing the cat door.

The oldest breed of cat is the Egyptian Mau.

Owning a cat can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by a third.

Cats spend 70% of their day sleeping.

When awake, a cat will spend more than 30% of its time grooming.

A group of cats is called a chowder.

A group of kittens is called a kindle.

Cats use their whiskers to find out if a space is too small to squeeze into. They also have no collar bone which means they can fit into any space that is the size of their head.

When cats are happy they knead with their paws.