When speaking of pets, preferences rest on two specific cases: dogs and cats. Precisely the latter will be talking through this posting. The idea is to tell some of the most important characteristics of cats, both physically and in social and cultural.
The cats are full of history, living on Earth for thousands of years. Before it was made into a pet, this creature had already gone through different status: from being considered the guardian of eternal life by the Egyptians, to be massacred during the Middle Ages for their alleged involvement in witchcraft. Then, more curious and interesting facts about cats.
- It was always said that cats land on their feet and can survive a fall of several stories. However, it is more feasible for the animal if it falls out unscathed from a floor 15 and not from the 7, as it requires significant time to accommodate your body to fall correctly.
- Physically, the cat than humans in many respects. Their ears are incredibly sensitive and consist of 32 muscles that allows them to move in different directions. It also has 19 million nerve endings in the nose that help you smell better. And of course, the night view of the cat is essential for hunting prey.
- All cats have a reputation for late risers, and have an average of 19 hours of sleep. But this does not mean that the sounds go unnoticed during their “siestas.” Any variation of noise in the environment, the cat moves its ears to see if it is irrelevant or whether to go on alert.
- As mentioned earlier, in ancient Egypt, cats were considered sacred animals, eternal life savers. Anyone who kills a cat was punishable by death. Its importance was such that the archaeologists have found many mummified cats, so different figures and utensils bearing his image.
- Many people are cutting off your cats whiskers for aesthetic. Grave error. The cats need their whiskers as they act as balance sensors. They also help capture the different odors in the environment.
- One of the most common stories about cats indicates that they have nine lives. This belongs to the Egyptian culture, where the cats were very important animals. According to this civilization, a cat is reincarnated seven times for your soul is perfect and when the last step of reincarnation would become human.
- The world’s oldest cat entered the book of Guinness World Records, because he died at age 34. What is striking about this is that it is more than double what any feline normal lives. Keep in mind that each cat is six years of a human, so that the said animal lived to 204 years.