The domesticated cat is one of the most popular pets in the world. It is thought that cats have been kept as pets for thousands of years. Most people consider themselves cat or dog people depending on the pet they prefer, but many people like both dogs and cats

Cat Breeds

There are lots of types, or breeds, of cats. Cats come in many different colours, sizes, with hair, without hair, and with or without tails. Some of the most popular breeds include the Persian, the Siamese, and the Shorthair.

How big do they get?

Cats usually weigh between 2 and 8 kilograms, assuming they are healthy. An unhealthy fat cat can weigh quite a bit more. A cat that is kept indoors will typically live for 15 to 20 years. Cats have very good hearing. Their ears have 32 different muscles that enable them to point their ears in any direction. Cats are extremely agile and also have good night vision. These characteristics make cats good hunters.

Working Cats

Cats first became so popular as pets because they are skilled at catching rodents. They are very quick and can catch mice, rats, and other rodents in tight spots and in the dark. Cats are also very intelligent. Because of this cats are often used in barns and in ships to keep rodents under control

What is a group of cats called?

A large group of cats is called a clowder. A baby cat is called a kitten. A male cat is referred to as a tom, while a female cat is referred to as queen.

Cats as Pets

Cats can be good pets, but one must be very careful around them. Cats have sharp teeth and claws. It’s best to play with cats with toys and not to push or wrestle with them with your hands. There are expert cat trainers who can help you with your new cat as well.

Fun Facts about Cats


Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small animals.


A group of cats is called a clowder, a male cat is called a tom, a female cat is called a molly or queen while young cats are called kittens.


There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world.


Cats can be lethal hunters and very sneaky, when they walk their back paws step almost exactly in the same place as the front paws did beforehand, this keeps noise to a minimum and limits visible tracks.


Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see. Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.


Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.


Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to 14 hours a day.

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