21 Cool Cat Facts To Share With Kids [PICTURES]

Julia Higgins

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.

21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

The average cat sleeps 16-18 hours per day.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Calico cats are almost always female.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Cats knead with their paws when they are happy.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Cats can get tapeworm from eating mice.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Cats have more than 100 different vocal sounds.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

An adult cat has 30 adult teeth.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

A cat can jump approximately seven times its height.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Cats cannot taste anything sweet.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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

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21 Cat Facts To Share With Kids

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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