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1 day ago

CattyLicious

How high can your Cat jump🤔🐈

Watching Cats leap into the air is pretty inspiring.

Especially when we consider how tiny they are by comparison to the clearance they get when
they jump.

Cats are biologically built to be quite skilled in this area.

A cat’s ability to leap into the air and get such enormous clearance is something I’ve found fascinating for ages.

But how high exactly can cats 🐈 jump?

Taking the statistics on the average house cat from Wikipedia ...a House Cat 🐈 can jump as high as five or six times their own body length.
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I had a Bengal boy who could leap (no runup) on to the top of a 14 ft high dyke, with a neat spotted landing 😉

He only did it when he wanted to terrorise next door's British blue. He didn't actually do anything - just stood and looked at him, but it was clear that he was telling him who was the boss 😉

5 days ago

CattyLicious

Feline Fact Friday.

Cats 🐈 Can Actually Taste 💦 Water.

For cats, water has an actual taste.

All carnivores, including humans, have receptors for water that help with swallowing.
But cats actually have taste receptors for water.
This means that while we may find water 💦 to be bland and boring without a little flavor added, cats 🐈 actually think it’s very tasty.

How does your cat like to drink ?
From the bowl ?
Straight from the tap?
From the rain puddles?

We you like to hear all about it.
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2 weeks ago

CattyLicious

Warm or Cold?

Food 🥘🐈 Cats don’t like their food too hot or too cold. They like it just right. And for them, just right is room temperature, just like their prey would be in the wild. Cats are indeed the Goldilocks of the animal world.
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Warm or Cold? 

Food 🥘🐈 Cats don’t like their food too hot or too cold. They like it just right. And for them, just right is room temperature, just like their prey would be in the wild. Cats are indeed the Goldilocks of the animal world.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

CattyLicious

Cool Facts About Cat Eyes

Are cats color-blind? Are they nearsighted or farsighted? Can they see in the dark?

Read on and find out some facts about cat eyes.
Cats can’t see in total darkness but they see well in very low light.

Our feline friends can see well in just one-sixth the light we require because of two important factors. First, cats have a lot more rods than we do, which means they can detect much more light than we can. Second, cats have a layer of tissue at the back of their eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light within the eye and allows the cat another chance to “see” it. The tapetum lucidum is also what makes cats’ eyes shine in the dark.
Cat vision is sharpest 2-3 feet from the face.

Cats aren’t completely color-blind, but their color vision is limited

Cats have a lot fewer cones than humans do, and the ones they do have aren’t concentrated as they are in human eyes.

Scientists believe that cats perceive blues and yellows fairly well but they can’t distinguish between reds and greens. Cats generally see color in much less intense hues than we do.
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