Do Cats Yawn For The Same Reasons As Humans?

 

Do Cats Yawn For The Same Reasons As Humans?

Humans yawn as an uncontrolled or involuntary reaction to tiredness. The intake of air increases oxygen levels in the bloodstream and thence on to the brain. Cats yawn for the same reasons, but they also do this to stretch the muscles around the face and mouth. They may be triggered to do so by flehmening.

 

Cat Facts

 

  • Sir Isaac Newton is credited for inventing the cat door.
  • Start a garden inside your home. Cats love to eat grass, parsley, catnip, and sage. However, consult your Vet before planting a garden for your cat to eat. Many plants are harmful or even fatal to cats.
  • Pet owners live longer, happier lives with less stress and less heart attacks.
  • Cats prefer their food at room temperature.
  • Don’t put your cat’s collar on too tight. Make sure you can slip 2 fingers between the collar and the cat.

Facts About Cats

 

  • Cats are born with blue eyes. They change at approximately 12 weeks of age.
  • Sometimes your cat will find it difficult to find the treats you throw him on the floor. The reason is because cats can’t see directly under their own nose.
  • Cats can jump between 5 & 7 times as high as their tail.
  • Ailurophobia: the hate or fear of cats
  • 80% of all cats, big and small, have the same reaction to catnip, due to their feline genes. Cats that are younger than 6 months and tigers however, do not react to catnip.
  • A cat uses it’s whiskers to tell if the space they are contemplating entering is big enough for them.
  • Cats not only walk on their toes but they have 5 toes on their front paws and 4 toes on the their back paws.
  • Killing a cat was punishable by death in acient Egypt.
  • Just like fingerprints on humans, the nose pad of cats is rigid in a pattern that is completely unique.
  • Sir Isaac Newton is credited for inventing the cat door.
  • Start a garden inside your home. Cats love to eat grass, parsley, catnip, and sage. However, consult your Vet before planting a garden for your cat to eat. Many plants are harmful or even fatal to cats.
  • Pet owners live longer, happier lives with less stress and less heart attacks.
  • Cats prefer their food at room temperature.
  • Don’t put your cat’s collar on too tight. Make sure you can slip 2 fingers between the collar and the cat.

 

Cat Health Facts

  • There are such diseases as feline leukemia and feline AIDS.
  • Cats are not immune to cancer.
  • A cat’s brain is actually more like a human brain rather than a dog’s brain.
  • Cat’s sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day, but not soundly. They will react immediatly too any stimulation.
  • Chocolate and Tylenol are both harmful to cats.
  • Cats are sensitive to lactose so milk is not good for them. In fact, it will give them diarrhea. Instead, give your cat cream. The butterfat is easier for them to handle and it’s good for them. It also has less lactose.
  • You can extend your cat’s life by having them neutered.
  • An indoor cat will live on average to be about 15 years old. An outdoor cat generally does not live past 5 years old.
  • A cat can pivot its ears 180 degrees.
  • Never leave your cat in a car alone. Temperatures, even with the windows cracked, are too much for your pet to handle.
  • A female cat can start mating at 5 months old. A male cat must wait until he is at least 7 months old.
  • Pregnancy in cat’s usually last between 58 and 65 days, about 2 months.

 

Cat Behavior Facts

  • In order to cover their trails from predators, cats bury their feces.
  • A cat who rolls over and exposes its stomach to you, feel very safe and secure around you. They are also letting you know that they enjoy your company.
  • Cats kead their paws when they are happy.
  • Your cat will pick on your mood and will change their mood based on yours.
  • If your cat likes to climb the Christmas tree, hang a lemon or orange scented air freshner on the bark. They don’t care for those smells and will leave the tree alone.
  • Cats speak to humans who speak to them. They also get their security from your voice, so watch your tone.
  • Cats rub up against objects and people in an attempt to put their scent on them, i.e. “mark them”
  • Cats purr when they are feeling any strong emotions.
  • 30% of a cat’s waking hours are spent on grooming.
  • Your cat prefers eating out of a clean bowl in the same quiet spot everyday.
  • Cat’s bite out of pleasure as well, so when your done petting your cat, if he/she bites you, it may not be a negative response.

Cat World Records

  • The fattest cat weighed approximately 46 lbs.
  • The smallest cat weighed just under 2 lbs.
  • The oldest cat lived 36 years
  • The most fertile cat gave birth to 420 kittens
  • The largest litter was 19 kittens (4 of them were unfortunately stillborn)
  • The largest feline The Jaipur is the largest feline on record at 932 lbs. He is a Siberian tiger living in New Jersey.
  • The fastest land animal is the cheetah
  • The first cat show was held in London was at the Crystal Place in 1871.
  • The first cat show held in America was at Madison Square Garden in 1895.