Interesting Cat Facts

Interesting Cat Facts

cat factsOn average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-yearold cat has been awake for only three years of its life.

A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.

A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.

A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound.

A cat usually has about 12 whiskers on each side of its face.

A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head.

A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the fingerprint of a human.

Cats spend nearly 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning themselves.

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