Purring Perceptions: 20 Whisker-licking Good Facts About Cats – Part 2



The Toyger is a cat bred to look like a miniature tiger.



As a kitten, a cat named Trim "fell overboard, but managed to swim back to the vessel and climb aboard by scaling a rope". Trim also circumnavigated Australia.

3Cat in boxes

Cat in boxes

The theories of why cats like being inside boxes are 1) they are terrible at conflict resolution, so they hide, 2) they are ambush predators, so they are drawn to sneaky spots, and 3) their ideal temperature is 30-36°C and the corrugated card is a great insulator.



In 2005, a cat named Emily in Wisconsin got into a paper shipping container, resulting in a three-week trip to France without reliable food or water. When found, she got to fly back home in business class for free.



Cats spend 70% of their lifetime sleeping.

6Little Nicky

Little Nicky

The first commercially produced pet clone was 'Little Nicky' a Maine Coon cat. His owner paid $50,000 in 2004 to have her deceased cat 'Nicky' cloned.



Contrary to popular belief, cats like it when they are pet when eating

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8Cat's owner

Cat's owner

Cats can recognize their owner’s voice. They just never evolved to care.

9Himalayan cat

Himalayan cat

The Himalayan cat is an engineered cross-breed of Siamese and Persian. The Himalayan Mountains are located roughly halfway between Persia and Siam.

10Sphynx cat

Sphynx cat

The Sphynx cat came about barely in the 1960s and originated in Canada when a domestic cat gave birth to a hairless kitten. It was then bred solely for its natural hairless trait.

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