Monday, June 28, 2010

Cats ... in figures

Some interesting facts and figures about cats!
  • A cat's heart beats twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
  • An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter, and 2-3 litters per year.
  • During her productive life, one female cat could have more than 100 kittens.
  • A single pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens in just 7 years.
  • Cats have 290 bones in their bodies, and 517 muscles.
  • The average age for an indoor cat is 15 years, while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3 to 5 years.
  • A cat's normal body temperature is 101.5 degrees.
  • A cat's ear pivots 180 degrees. They have 30 muscles in each ear, and use twelve or more muscles to control their ear movement.
  • Cats are the sleepiest of all mammals. They spend 16 hours of each day sleeping. With that in mind, a seven year old cat has only been awake for two years of its life!
  • Cats spend 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.
  • An adult cat has 32 teeth.

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