So you love cats, right? You’ve been dreaming of getting your own kitten since you were little, thinking of all the wonderful adventures you’d have together. Now let’s put you to the test and see just how much you know about these amazing creatures.
Answers are listed below, so no peaking.
If you get 6 – 7 out of 10 right, you’re pretty clued up. If you get 8 – 9 out of 10 right, you’re a real cat expert. And 10 out of 10…. well you’re the top cat!!
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- Cats always land on their feet. True or False?
- When did pet cats first appear (domesticated cats that live with people)
- a- 7,000 years ago
- b- 500,000 years ago
- c- 500 years ago
- d- a billion years ago
- When does a cat purr?
- a- When it is scared
- b- When it is in pain
- c- When it is happy
- d- All of the above
- Egyptians revered cats in their culture. What did they do when one died?
- a- Wash in cold water for three days
- b- Eat grass for dinner
- c- Meow instead of speak for two days
- d- Shave off their eyebrows
- What is the most popular cat name in America?
- a- Felix
- b- Kitty
- c- Max
- d- Simba
- Why do cats have whiskers?
- a- To help them feel their way around
- b- It is extra-grown hair that is a little bit stronger
- c- To make them look pretty
- d- To keep insects off their face
- Can cats swivel their ear back 180 degrees?
- a- no
- b- yes
- Can cats climb down trees they get into?
- a- always
- b- sometimes
- c- never
- Are cats nocturnal?
- a- yes
- b- no
- Why do cats have a tail?
- a- To make them longer
- b- So they can run fast
- c- They need it for balance
- d- To help them communicate
- If they have further to fall they have more time to get in the right position, but at a short distance I’m afraid anything goes. Cats have “right reflex” that helps them land on their feet.
A breed of cat known as “Felis Catus” in the North African continent began mingling with the humans around 7,000 years ago.
A cat will make that slight vibrating and rumbling noise not just when they are happy, but to help soothe themselves and heal themselves (the consistent pattern and frequency of 25 to 150 hertz is said to promote healing and bone density!
Apparently, they shaved off they eyebrows! They even used to mummify their cats.
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- Whiskers are highly sensitive tactile hairs that help them detect changes in their surroundings –even in the dark?
- Yes! They can even move independently.
- cats sometimes get stuck in trees because they are built for climbing up, as their retractable claws are curved and their hind legs are stronger than their front. They are not so sure on the way down.
- They do like being out at night, but they are not truly nocturnal animals like racoons or owls.
- c + d (bit of a trick question to keep you on your paws!) The tail acts as a counterbalance when they walk along narrow surfaces such as fences or shelves.
They also let you know how they are feeling with their tail: if they are slightly annoyed they will twitch the end of their tail. If the tail is swishing back and forth, you’d better stand back this cats going to get its claws out!
So how did you do? Was it a cat-astrophe or are you paw-some?