Saturday, April 23, 2016

cat quiz, cat facts

What are a group of cats called?
A clowder

Which word is the technical term for "hairball"?
Bezoar
A bezoar is a ball of swallowed foreign material most often composed of hair or fiber. It collects in the stomach and fails to pass through the intestines.

Domestic house cats are not nocturnal; they actually are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dusk and dawn.

Cats can’t take sweetness
According to an article in Scientific American, cats “lack 247 base pairs of the amino acids that make up the DNA of the Tas1r2 gene”. This prevents them from being able to taste sweets in the same way we do.

The surface folding and structure of a cat’s brain is approximately 90% similar to a human’s.

Female cat - spayed; male – neutered.

Cats use their whiskers as feelers to see whether a space is big enough for them to get through.

The strongest cat sense is hearing. On average, cats can hear up to 64kHz.

While cats are unable to see in total darkness, their eyes are much better adapted to seeing in lower levels of light than humans.

The furry tufts inside a cat’s ear are called ear furnishings.

Feline nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints.

A male cat is referred to as "a Tom"; female cat is referred to as “a Molly”. The term “queen” is more suitable for cats who are nursing or pregnant.

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