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Cats and Kittens
Transcript of Cats and Kittens
Cats hair needs to be combed daily. Some cats actually really like to be combed. Some, however, don't really. Long and short haired cats should both be combed daily, but long haired cats may need a little more brushing. Also, cats need bathing although they lick themselves. But cats don't really like hairballs, exactly, so that's why you should bathe them. Also, so they don't get sick.
Cats, as you may know, have claws. Some don't because they are declawed, or had their claws removed. Cats will claw just about anything, seriously, you name it, they claw it. They scratch stuff sometimes for fun, sometimes for annoyance, but mainly to put their own scent on it as if to state "this is mine now!" Cats will also claw things to remove the old layer on their claws, with a new, sharper, fresher layer of clawage. Cats and kittens need their claws trimmed occasionally. Scratch posts are also good, too. The pads on cats feet are the scent distributers.
Cats are beautiful.
Cats are adorable.
Cats are loving.
Cats and Kittens!
The Complete History of Cats and Water and Food
Cats wild prey is made up of about 75% of water, so a cat or kitten should get right around that when they eat food. Cats won't drink as much water (then again, some drink it like its their job) because of their own food that they eat. But water is a necessity of life, so therefore, cats must have clean, fresh water. Its quite vital. There are two kinds of cat food, wet and dry. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are plentiful in dry food, which can be harmful. Cats need a healthy balance of both dry and wet foods. Wet food is a bit healthier because it has more protein, but still cats need both.
Things That Cats And Kittens Love
Cats love to bond with their families.
Cats love to eat.
Cats love water.
Cats love to sleep.
Cats love to play.
Cats love to watch birds.
Cats love clawing and scratching.
Cats love grooming and being groomed.
Cats love being petted.
Cats love being loved.
Meow- A greeting, like, "how you doin'?"' It could be more demanding, like, "give me food" or "I want up/down".
Chirps and trills- A mama cat could be doing that her kittens to follow her. Same with a cat to a human like, "follow me, oh good master".
Purring- A comforting thing; when they're happy; anxious or nervous; anything like "purr purr Purr Purr PURR PURR".
Growling, hissing or spitting- This cat could be mad, angry or upset. Like, "Get/go away" "don't get near".
Yowl or howl- Usually a distressed cat, or maybe in heat. Or just a crazy cat. "HYPERACTIVE ON".
Chattering, chittering, or twittering (like the website! Ha!)- When they are watching squirrels and/or birds. Like mimicking the sound that the animals make. "chat, chit, twit".
Cats spend on average 2/3 of the day sleeping.
Cats do not have a sweet tooth. Dogs do.
When a cats chases prey, it keeps its head level, unlike humans and dogs.
The real name for a hairball is "bezoar".
Cats will climb trees head first and come down the same way.
Cats can make over 100 sounds. Dogs only make about 10 sounds.
A group of cats is a "clowder".
Cats and humans are more similar than dogs and humans.
With about 500 million cat breeds in the world, only about 40 have been recognized.
North Americas most popular pet are cats. There is about 73 million cats compared to 63 million dogs.
Over 30% of American households own a cat.
Cats can hear better than dogs. Cats high-frequency sound are about 2 octaves better than a humans.
In a single bound, a cat can jump over 5 times its own height.
Cats can have 1 to 9 kittens in one litter. The largest litter was 19 kittens.
The first modern cat lived about 30 million years ago. Its name, Proaliurus meant "first cat" in Greek.
Today, the biggest wild cat is the Siberian Tiger, they can up to 12 feet long and weigh in at about 700 pounds.
Today, the smallest wild cat is the black-footed cat, they can be about 20 inches longs and weigh in at 2.5 pounds.
Europe and North America consider black cats bad luck, but in Australia and Britain, they are considered good luck.
The most popular cat is the Persian cat, then followed by the Main Coon cat and the Siamese cat.
The smallest cat is the Singapura, they are about 4 pounds.
The largest cat is the Main Coon, they are about 25 pounds.
The most expensive cat was Little Nicky, who cost about $50,000 because he was a clone of an older cat.
A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of the face.
Hall Of Fame
Meat And Plants
Did you know that proteins are plant based?
Well, in dry food, anyways. But cats need more meat, like in wet foods. Let them try both to see what they like. You know the gravy or jelly that's in wet food for cats? Well that ooey gooey goodness is actually jam packed with good fats and minerals that pets need to be healthy. See what the preference happens to be.
The most expensive cat was an Asian Leopard Domestic short hair hybrid named Zeus. (90% ALC 10% DSH) who cost about $154,000.
Blackie was the richest cat, who cost his owner more than $25,000,000.
There are about 500 million cats in the world.
Cats and humans have known each other for about 10,000 years.
Frank and Louie are actually a two faced cat.
Another type of two faced cat is Venus, who has different DNA on each side of her body.
Frank and Louie
Cats have about 32 muscles in each ear, while humans have only 6.
Kittens sleep about 18 hours a day, during that, a special growth hormone is released.
Cats have about 130,000 hairs per square inch.
The heaviest cat was Himmy, a Tabby from Queensland, Australia, who weighed in at 47 pounds.
The oldest cat was Creme Puff, a cat from Austin, Texas who was 38 years old. About 20 years for a cat is about 96 years for a human.
The lightest cat is a Blue Point Himalayen named Tinker Toy, who weighed 1 pound 6 ounces and was 2.75 inches long and 7.5 inches long.
The tiniest cat is Mr. Peebles, who weighed 3 pounds and is 6.1 inches high.
The normal body temperature for a cat is 100.5°F to 102.5℉. Below 100 or above 103 is sick.
Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, while humans have only 206. Since a cat has no collarbone, it can fit in any space the size of its head.
Cats nose pads are just as unique as our fingerprints and tongue prints.
The largest breed of cat is the Ragdoll. Males can weigh in from 12 to 20 pounds and females weigh in at 10 to 15 pounds.
Cats can feel earthquake vibrations up to 10 to 15 minutes before humans can.
Female cats are called queen or molly.
A cat named Dusty had more than 420 kittens in her lifetime.
Kitty was the oldest cat to have kittens, 2 kittens at 30 years old. She had more than 218 kittens in her lifetime.
Cats love C-P3O
Cats love playing games with their eyes closed
Cats love balloons
Cats love snoozing on the job
Cats love Babar the Elephant
Cats love TiVo
Cats love portals
Cats love standing
Cats love salad
Cats love dressing up
Cats love toys
Cats love dusters