In ancient Egypt, cats are magical creatures that bring fortune and good luck to those who took care of them. It is believed that during this era, cats are the most special. Wealthy families treat them as royalties. They dressed them with gems and pieces of jewelry as a mark of respect to them. On the flip side, let’s talk about their abilities. Cats are the only mammals who don’t taste sweetness. Cats are nearsighted yet their night and peripheral vision are better than humans. Cats consist of 18 toes, five on each paw and four toes on each back paw. Cats can also jump up to six times their length. Isn’t it fascinating? 

How to take good care of a cat. 

  • Provide regular, appropriate meals as well as a steady supply of fresh water.
  •  Make sure the bed is clean and comfortable.
  • Give the cat access to the outdoors or be prepared to clean and empty a litter tray daily.
  • Create a fascinating and safe atmosphere for it.
  • Groom it regularly. Grooming is required daily for longhaired cats.
  • Vaccinate your cat against the most common feline ailments regularly.
  • If your cat exhibits any signs of illness, take it to the clinic.

Behavioral Characteristics of Cats

  • Cats are extremely conscious about their personal space.

Cats regard their personal space to be a bubble of space surrounding their bodies that they consider their own. Personal space differs from territory since the bubble moves with the cat. If their personal space is breached too rapidly, especially by someone they don’t know, cats might get aggressive. This is a common cause of threats and fights when new pets are introduced to the family.

  • Friendly or affiliative behaviors are displayed subtly by cats.

Friendly behaviors are enthusiastically displayed by dogs. They swoop down on us, grovel, lick our cheeks and hands, whimper, bark, cry, then move on. A cat’s friendly greeting may consist of gentle stroking against our legs and a meow. Cats, unlike dogs, do not throw themselves on us. Their friendliness and attachment behaviors toward one another are similarly limited. Resting in physical contact with each other may be as friendly as it gets for cats.

Fun Facts About Cats 

  • Cats can help enhance behavior and social interaction with children who have disorders that affect their ability to read other emotions and respond to them. 
  • Cats typically sleep for 12 to 16 hours a day.
  • Cats will refuse an unappetizing meal to the point of starvation. 
  • Female cats can get pregnant when they are only four months old. 
  • Cats live longer when they stay indoors. 
  • Despite popular belief, many cats are Lactose intolerant. 
  • Grapes and Raisins, onions, garlic, and chives are all extremely harmful foods for cats. Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure.
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