Did You Know These Feline Facts?

Lisa Selvaggio
by Lisa Selvaggio
So, you think you know cats? Let’s see how smart you are when it comes to our kitty friends with these feline facts.

Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about cats, researchers come out with even more interesting facts about your furry companions. Did you know the cat facts below?

Cats Might Like Women More

Experts think that your average house cat might respond better to a woman than a man because she will have a higher-pitched voice. Researchers have also noticed that, even though kitties will definitely show affection to men, they tend to approach women more often, as well as develop stronger relationships with them. In a study, they even noted a greater number of interactions between cats and ladies, with the felines being more likely to initiate contact with women rather than with men.

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Cats Remember How You Treat Them

There’s more to feline friendliness than merely getting food from you. Researchers have found is that cats could develop genuine attachments to their human families. And kitties will keep track of how they are treated, so if you respond to a cat’s needs, she will be more likely to respond to yours. Felines will recall kindness that is shown to them, and if you interact with your kitty when she wants some attention, she will remember that and return the favor later.

Coat Color Might Affect Behavior

While every kitty, regardless of breed or coat color and pattern, is a unique individual, some experts believe that the color of your cat’s coat could have an influence upon her behavior. For example, they have found that, typically, a tortoiseshell kitty will be the type that will bond with just one person, and she tends to be pushy when it comes to getting what she wants, and she can also exhibit a level of independence. Like Abyssinians and calicos, a tortie’s personality is linked to her coat color, and that link has been documented. Orange kitties are another example, as they tend to be known as the most social cats.

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Their Sense of Sight Is Amazing

Your little buddy is able to see six times better than you can when you are both in a dark room. So when you notice that your cat is staring off at something and you don’t see anything, just keep her amazing sense of sight in mind. Despite this, however, your pet’s field of vision doesn’t allow her to see what’s right under her nose.

There’s Still Some Wild in Your Cat

If you think that your cat has a wild side, you are right. Domestic cats are similar, in terms of their behavior, to their wild counterparts, like leopards and tigers. This is probably due to the fact that cats haven’t been domesticated for the same length of time that dogs have.

Your Cat’s Brain Is Similar to Yours

When it comes to brain structure, felines and humans are surprisingly similar—roughly 90% similar! This means that cats are intelligent, and also a lot like humans when it comes to things like memory and emotion.

So there you have it: your furry friend is even more intriguing than you thought! We hope that these facts about cats have shed some more light on what makes felines so special and why they get along so well with the humans that treat them with love.

Lisa Selvaggio
Lisa Selvaggio

Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. She enjoys producing content that helps people understand animals better so they can give their pets a safe and happy home.

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