21 Cool Cat Facts To Share With Kids [PICTURES]

Did you know that cats who fall 5 stories have a 90% survival rate! Do you know how fast a cat can run or how high they can jump? These are just 21 awesome cat facts that kids might find interesting.

The average cat sleeps 16-18 hours per day.

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Calico cats are almost always female.

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Most cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given cow’s milk.

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Cats knead with their paws when they are happy.

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A male cat is called a “Tom” and a female cat is called a “Queen.”

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Cats can get tapeworm from eating mice.

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Cats have more than 100 different vocal sounds.

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An adult cat has 30 adult teeth.

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A cat can jump approximately seven times its height.

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A female cat carries her kittens for about 58-65 days before they are born.

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Cats cannot taste anything sweet.

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Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

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A cat’s sense of smell is approximately 14 times greater than that of a human.

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A group of kittens is called a kindle; a group of adult cats is called a clowder.

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Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.

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Cats who fall five stories have a 90 percent survival rate.

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A cat’s whiskers aren’t just for show – they help cats detect objects and navigate in the dark.

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Cats cannot see in complete darkness, only at low light levels.

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Humans greet each other by shaking hands; cats greet one another by touching their noses together.

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Cats have sandpaper-like tongues that they use to clean groom themselves.

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Unlike humans, cats only sweat through their paws. This is why you may see them leave moist paw prints in the summer time!

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Do you know any interesting cat facts? Please share in the comments below!

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