The cat is one of the most popular pets in the world and one of the least domesticated. Cats are known to be highly independent creatures and have been shown to share many of the same behaviors as their wild cousins. Here are some cute feline traits that make them so unique.
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Cat’s natural hunting instincts
Cats hunt using their whiskers and sensitive ears. A single whisker is capable of detecting movement at a distance of over 60 feet. When a prey item comes near enough, the cat pounces and grabs its intended victim in a quick motion. After the kill, the cat uses its claws and teeth to tear into its target. There are about 150 muscles in a cat’s mouth alone. Those extra muscles allow cats to eat prey several times larger than themselves.
The cat’s best friend
Cats spend a significant amount of time grooming each other. Grooming helps keep their fur looking clean, shiny, and soft. It’s also a great way to bond with friends and family members. Cats can also use grooming to express affection. A groomed cat often purrs louder and longer than other animals.
Cats can count! Counting is an effective tool for cats to locate items they want. As long as an object isn’t moving, a cat can easily identify it by counting how many times it passes over the location where it wants to find it.
Some cats are extremely secretive. If a cat is not comfortable being around people, he may show his displeasure by avoiding eye contact and hiding under furniture. You’ll know if a kitty doesn’t want to play because he will avoid any type of touch.
A noisy neighborhood might cause a cat’s ear drums to vibrate, causing him to raise his voice. The sound waves can actually be heard by humans, and sometimes even other cats.
Just like dogs, cats enjoy spending quality time together. Their favorite activity is cuddling. Cats love to take naps, snuggle, and give each other belly rubs. Cats also enjoy sleeping in bed with their owners.