10 Things You Didn’t Know About Cats

10 thing about cats

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1- They can sense earthquakes!

Well, possibly. The pads of a cat’s feet are very sensitive, and some cats behave strangely just before an earthquake hits. Though it’s not a proven theory, some believe cats can detect vibrations of the earth through their foot pads.

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2-They can swallow and digest their food without chewing it.

That’s good news for famed internet cat Lil Bub, who was born without teeth.

 

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3-They really are manipulative.

Cats can adapt their vocalizations to control your behavior. If they want food, they can make their cries sound more urgent.

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4-They can dream!

Cats prefer to nap, but if they’re relaxed enough to enter a deeper sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.

 

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5-They can’t understand punishment as humans do.

They must be praised and rewarded for desired behavior instead.

 

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6-We shake hands, they bump noses—sometimes.

Nose-to-nose greetings between cats are unusual, as it puts both in a vulnerable position. However, cats who know each other well feel safe enough to do this. It helps them confirm visual recognition and gain information about how the other cat is.

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7-Scientists still don’t know exactly where purring comes from.

Some believe that it originates in the cardiovascular system rather than the throat.

 

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8-When they purr, they’re content—usually.

However, a deep purr can also indicate pain. If you know your cat well you will be able to tell the difference in his demeanor.

 

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9-They can purr continually as they inhale and exhale.

They start doing so at one-week old.

 

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10-Young cats purr in a monotone.

Older ones do so in two to three resonant notes.