If you love cats, then you have come to the right place, because here we have 40 facts about cats that you don't want to miss. We have compiled a list of random and interesting cat facts that every cat lover wanted to know.

This first cat fact shows that the domestic cat, also called ‘Felis catus’, is the most popular pet in the world and is also one of the oldest and most common cat species on the planet.

The oldest documented cat, a pet called ‘Creme Puff’, died at the age of 38. The cat holds the record for the oldest recorded cat to die in the US at the age of 38 on August 6, 2005.

The best way to tell if you have a cat problem is to see it with your own eyes.

In addition, cats tend to have long and short-term memory and think in the same patterns as humans. Cat facts also show that cat people are introverted and are probably even more susceptible to depression and anxiety than their human counterparts.

  • Interior - only cats have a typical lifespan of 12-20 years, but we know that some live even longer, and that's not the only factor.

  • Outdoor - Only cats can live in the wild for 20 to 30 years, with a maximum life expectancy of 40 to 50 years.

Here are some unusual facts about


  1. Cats dream like humans

  2. A cat cannot see its nose

  3. A cat entered space in 1963

  4. Your cat probably hates music

  5. Most cats have no eyelashes

  6. Abraham Lincoln was a cat lover

  7. Cats spend 70% of their lives sleeping

  8. Cats walk like camels and giraffes

  9. Isaac Newton designed the cat door

  10. A group of kittens known as "kindle".

  11. Cats can drink sea water for comfort

  12. Cats can jump up to 6 times their length

  13. Cats are probably smarter than dogs

  14. Cats can turn their ears up to 180 degrees

  15. The first cat video was recorded in 1894

  16. Cats like to sleep in the laundry basket

  17. Cats have 100 different tones, dogs only 10

  18. Cats get nervous when you look in the eye

  19. A cat's nose is as unique as human's fingerprint

  20. The longest cat has a record of 48.5 inches

  21. The record for the strongest purr is 67.8db (A)

  22. 'Didga' the cat can do 24 moves in a minute

  23. Cats often shoot your ankles when they are bored

  24. The domestic cat can reach a speed of 30 mph

  25. The richest cat in the world had £7 million

  26. The oldest known domestic cat existed 9,500 years ago

  27. A cat's training style is same as 2 to 3 years old child

  28. In fact, owning a cat is considered beneficial for your health

  29. Cats have 230 bones, while humans number only 206

  30. Domestic cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers

  31. Cats are the biggest eyes comparative to the head size of any creature

  32. Some believe that if you dream of a white cat, good luck will follow

  33. A cat with a question-shaped tail asks, "Do you want to play?"

  34. Cats have five claws on each front, but only four on the back

  35. Ancient Egyptians cut their eyebrows when their cats died

  36. In the largest cat breed, the average male weighs about 20 pounds.

  37. Your cat's heart beats at about double the rate from 110-140 beats per minute

  38. Female cats have the ability to become pregnant when they are only 4 months old

  39. Hearing of the average cat is at least five times higher than that of a human adult.

  40. Mews are not congenital cat language - they developed them to communicate with humans

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