Top 5 Facts About Cats!

Do you want to learn about cats? Check out these top 5 facts…

Cats are one of the most beloved animals in the world. They are graceful, agile and playful, and they make wonderful companions. There are also many intriguing facts about cats that you might not know! From their amazing sense of smell to their extraordinary jumping abilities, here are the Top 5 Facts about cats.

1. Cats can jump up to 6 times their height.

That’s right!

Cats are really good jumpers and can jump really high.

You can often see them on the top of a garden fence or on a really high wall!

They have very strong muscles in their legs which catapults them into the air

2. They have a total of 18 toes.

That’s a lot of toes!

Cats have 5 toes on each of their front paws.

They then have four toes on their back paws.

3. There are over 500 million pet cats!

There are lots of cats across the world as they are one of the most popular pets to have.

According to PDSA, in the UK, 51% of adults own a cat!

4. Cats sleep for around 13 to 16 hours a day (70% of their life).

Have you ever noticed that cats are always sleeping?

They do this to save their energy.

In the wild they would be saving their energy to go and hunt for their food.

House cats obviously don’t need to do this but it just comes naturally to them.

5. 1 year of a cats life equals to 15 years of a humans live.

Cats age much faster than humans and live for a shorter amount of time.

This means that when a cat is 1 year old, that actually equals to 15 human years!

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