Do You Know the Facts on Cats?games
Do You Know the Facts on Cats?
Your cat's life may seem easy: sleep, eat, groom, play, repeat. But when it comes to their quirky habits and picky preferences, cats are not as easy as you think. Kitty experts know there's a method to your feline friend's madness. Test your smarts as a cat connoisseur and see how well you understand the ins and outs your furry companion's overall health and happiness.
When cats lick down their coats, they are not only cleaning themselves, they are also:
- Making their fur softer.
- Maintaining their natural scent.
- Regulating their body temperature.
Regulating their body temperature.
During hot and cold temperatures, cats lick their coats to help regulate their body temperature. When it's cold, cats lick their coats to trap the air in the fur to keep them warm. When it's hot, cats lick their coats because they cannot sweat. The saliva helps wet their fur and keep them cool.
A cat's tongue is covered with barbs and hooks so they can:
- Fend off predators in the wild.
- Chop up their food in their mouth without having to chew.
- Comb, catch and lift dirt, parasites, loose fur and dead skin.
Comb, catch and lift dirt, parasites, loose fur and dead skin.
A cat's sandpapery tongue is covered with tiny barbs or hooks called rasps that help the tongue function like a comb, catching and lifting dirt, parasites, loose fur and dead skin.
A cat should never be fed this type of diet:
Cats are natural carnivores.
Cats mask their symptoms when they're sick because:
- It's a sign of weakness.
- They don't want you to worry about them.
- They're petrified of the vet.
It's a sign of weakness.
It is difficult to detect sickness or pain in cats because they tend to mask it when they are injured or ill.
Cats' whiskers are important because:
- They keep their noses warm.
- They help them balance and navigate.
- They contain scent glands.
They help them balance and navigate.
Whiskers, also known as tactile hairs, not only help cats with navigation, but also with mood indication and measuring an opening.
A healthy cat typically sleeps ____ hours a day:
Cats sleep about 16 hours a day on a regular schedule. This sleeping pattern stems from their wild ancestors who would sleep 16 to 20 hours a day, in hopes of saving up their energy for hunting.
Cats spend up to 30% of their day grooming themselves. As a result they:
- Always smell fresh and clean.
- Are able to keep their coat shiny.
- Lose as much saliva through grooming as they do urinating.
Lose as much saliva through grooming as they do urinating.
Cats spend at least five hours a day grooming and cleaning themselves.
When cats walk, they take their first step with:
- Both front legs.
- Both right legs.
- Both left legs.
Both left legs.
Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run.
Cats have ______ body temperature than humans:
- a higher
- a lower
- the same
A cat's normal body temperature can range from 100.5 to 102.5 degrees.
Mother cats lick their newborn babies' fur for all of the following reasons except:
- To ensure that the babies are breathing.
- To make sure they belong to them.
- To remove the afterbirth fluids from their fur.
To make sure they belong to them.
Mother cats will lick each kitten of their kittens for the first three weeks of their lives.
Master Cat Maven
Way to go, cat whisperer! You and your feline friends share such a close bond that you know them better than they know themselves. Your kitty companions are so lucky to have such an understanding and knowledgeable human by their side. You are bound to share a long, healthy and happy life together!
You know a lot about cats-including the fact that they can be complicated. While you understand your own cat pretty well, there are still some things about the intricate feline mind that stump you. Take an extra moment to educate yourself about cat behavior to ensure your furry feline baby lives a long, healthy and happy life.
So, you're new to this whole cat parenting thing. That's OK, we all have to start somewhere. Cat mamas and papas can all agree that they learn something new about their fur babies every day. To better understand your pet's intricate purr-sonality, dedicate some extra time daily to observing their behaviors and educating yourself about kitty culture. You'll be a master cat maven in no time!