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SOME INTERESTING KITTY FACTS…
-Siamese coat color and crossed eyes may be caused by the same gene.
-Cats do not think that they are little people. They think that we are big cats. This influences their behavior in many ways.
-Cats have a full inner-eyelid, or nictitating membrane. This inner-eyelid serves to help protect the eyes from dryness and damage. When the cat is ill, the inner-eyelid will frequently close partially, making it visible to the observer.
-Although it’s not quite the largest cat breed, the Ragdoll cat is still a big kitty with perhaps the most laid-back attitude of any other breed. Males weigh 12 to 20 pounds, with females weighing 10 to 15 pounds.
-Calico cats are nearly always female.
-A cat’s heart beats at 110 to 140 beats per minute, twice as fast as a human heart.
-Cats can see color. Studies have shown that cats can distinguish between red and green; red and blue; red and gray; green and blue; green and gray; blue and gray; yellow and blue, and yellow and gray.
-A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for their mothers and their human care-givers.
-A cat’s ear pivots 180 degrees.
-The giraffe, camel, some horses and the cat are the only animals that walk by both their left feet, then both their right feet when walking.
-Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day, more than any other mammal.
-A cat will spend nearly 30% of its waking hours grooming itself.
-In relation to their body size, cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.
-Cats can see up to 120 feet away. Their peripheral vision is about 285 degrees.
-Young cats can distinguish between two identical sounds that are just 18 inches apart at a distance of up to 60 feet.
-Cats only need a sixth the amount of light that humans do to see. However, their daytime vision is only fair compared to that of humans.