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15 interesting cat facts

Here are 15 interesting cat facts that you may not know, and can further immerse you in the feline world:

1. The average cat sleeps 16-18 hours per day.

2. Most cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given cow’s milk.

3. Cats knead with their paws when they are happy.

4. A male cat is called a “Tom” and a female cat is called a “Queen.”

5. Cats have more than 100 different vocal sounds.

6. Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

7. A cat can jump ap-proximately seven times its height.

8. A female cat carries her kittens for about 58-65 days before they are born.

9. A cat’s sense of smell is approximately 14 times greater than that of a human.

10. A group of kittens is called a kindle; a group of adult cats is called a clowder.

11. Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.

12. A cat’s whiskers aren’t just for show – they help cats detect objects and navigate in the dark.

13. Cats cannot see in complete darkness, only at low light levels.

14. Humans greet each other by shaking hands; cats greet one another by touching their noses together.

15. Unlike humans, cats only sweat through their paws. This is why you may see them leave moist paw prints in the summer time.

So now you know that there’s more to a cat than meets the eye, and not to forget they make wonderful pets. Why don’t you consider adopting. Here at the Cats Welfare in Tenerife we have many cats and kittens awaiting their forever homes.

Contact us via our website www.cats-welfare-teneri-fe.com or ring/whatsapp Maria (English) on 646629129, 7 days a week 09.00-18.00 or Sandra (Spanish and German) after 18.00 on 671282773. All kittens go with a week’s trial, in your home, so you can be sure you’ve made the right decision.

Our Shop

Donation items can be dropped into the shop on San Blas in Golf del Sur. It is open 7 days a week 10.00 until 18.00 but on Saturdays closes at 16.00. If you don’t have transport or have large bulky items such as furniture and household effects to donate please ring Mark on 636590557 and he will arrange collection.