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How old is your cat?

Most indoor cats live to be 12 to 14 years of age, though some cats have exceeded 20 years of age.

This table shows your cat's age, and the equivalent human age.

Cat's Age Equivalent Human Age
6 months 14 years
1 year 16 years
3 years 20 years
6 years 30 years
8 years 40 years
9 years 50 years
10 years 60 years
13 years 70 years
16 years 80 years
20 years 90 years

Give your cat a quality scratching post to deter her from scratching your furniture. Still scratching? Try putting lemon scent or orange scent on the area. Cats hate these smells

Ailurophilia is the "love of cats

A cat's heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute

Cats knead with their paws when they're happy.

Don't pick a kitten or a cat up by the scruff of its neck; only mother cats can do this safely, and only with their kittens.

Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.

A cat will amost never "meow" at another cat. This sound is reserved for humans.

Sir Isaac Newton, discoverer of the principles of gravity, also invented the cat door.

People who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.

The behaviors shown by most house cats have a parallel in the wild.

Cats don't see "detail" very well. To them, their person may appear hazy when standing in front of them.

The color of a kitten's eyes will change as it grows older.

At birth, kittens can't see or hear. Cats open their eyes after five days and begin to develop their eyesight and hearing at approximately 2 weeks. They begin to walk at 20 days.

Kittens begin dreaming at just over one week old.




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