Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well. In this article, I’m going to share all the important details about domestic cats, their anatomy, and their abilities. So, keep reading to find out more.
The cat is a highly developed complex animal that evolved over 30 million years from the wild creature to the cute companions that we enjoy today. Cats are an almost perfect designed predator and have played an important role in the ancient religions of some cultures. They have been held in high respect all over the world due to their hunting abilities. In the 21st century, the breeds of exotic cats have increasingly assumed a new role as a companion pet. Today they are considered the most popular pet in the world.
Cats are similar in anatomy to other felines, with muscular, flexible bodies, fast reflexes, sharp protractile claws, and teeth that are adapted to killing small prey. Cats can jump up to five times their own length. They are also great climbers and have an exceptional sense of balance. One of the cat’s unique characteristics is its ability to land on its feet after a fall preventing injury most of the time.
The eyes are one of the cat’s most beautiful an attractive feature. Most experts believe that cats are color blind and that color appears meaningless to cats. Cat’s night vision is up to 50% better than ours. They have binocular vision that allows them to focus on an object and judge distance. Their eyes are more sensitive to movement than ours and can detect movement up to around 80 degrees in scope.
Cats are nocturnal predators and they use their acute hearing and ability to see in near darkness to locate prey. Cats can detect sounds higher than those detectable by dogs. Cats can also have an excellent sense of smell and taste that are closely linked. Although many pet cats hunt nothing more than fluffy toys or their owner’s shoes, they retain virtually all of the sensory abilities of a wild hunter.
Unlike most humans, the cat sleeps in fragmented cycles, and not all through the night. The newborn kitten sleeps 60-70% of the time while adult cat levels of sleep remain at about 40-50%
Most cats are meticulous about grooming their coats. By adopting a grooming routine where the whole coat is approached symmetrically and systematically using its pointed tongue and forepaws, the cat can reach parts that are difficult to reach.
Until recent times there were very few breeds of cat. Those that exist were the result of environmental pressure, heavier coats, and larger sizes where cats prey rabbits and smaller sizes where prey consisted of small rodents and birds.
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