When a cat gives birth, she will often move the kittens to a safer location, but she can only move them one at a time. Very often, they will return to find the rest of the litter gone.
When a cat died in Ancient Egypt, their human family would go into a deep mourning and shave their eyebrows. One’s face tends to look more sorrowful and serious without eyebrows. While eyebrows tend to grow back in about a week, meticulous shaving for the two month mourning period was an act of dedication, and a way of commemorating the cat’s life.
Adult cats only meow to communicate with humans – They rarely meow to other cats or animals.
A 10-year study at the University of Minnesota Stroke Center found that cat owners are 40 percent less likely to have heart attacks than non-cat owners. And that’s not all. A cat at home reduces the risk of other heart diseases and stroke by 30 percent. The researchers speculated that purring may be responsible.
Taurine, a common ingredient in energy drinks, was first isolated from the bile of an ox, but now is synthesized in labs. Cat food is required by law to contain taurine, since cats without a taurine-rich diet will go blind, and lose their hair and teeth.