25 Curious Facts About Cats Most People Might Not Know

As the most popular pet in the United States, the cat enjoys a certain level of fame as the ideal pet. (Of course, if you are a dog owner you might object!) Easy to care for, affectionate when they want to be, and super intelligent, the cat has made it’s way into millions of people’s hearts. But this lovable animal has its secrets. Some of its secrets are mere curiosities; others however, are a bit darker and more sinister. On today’s list we’re going to share with you 25 curious facts about cats that most people might not know. After this list, you might not see your lovable furry friend the same again.

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Every cat owner knows cats love to sleep, but how much they actually sleep may be a bit of a surprise. It’s estimated that cats spend about 70% of their lives sleeping.

Cute Cat sleepingSource: Brainjet.com, veterinaryhub.com,

Next time you visit Disneyland, keep an eye out for mice and rats (besides Mickey and Mini that is). Chances are, you won’t find any. That’s because 200 cats live on Disney property with the task of eliminating any sight of a rodent.

Cat wearing Disney hat stalking mouseSource: Brainjet.com


Humans can’t drink seawater, but cats can. They have special kidneys that can filter out salt.

Cat in front of rocky beachSource: Buzzfeed.com, Brainjet.com

It’s believed that cats can hear ultrasonic noises. Theoretically speaking, they can hear the ultrasonic “language” of rodents and dolphins.

Cat earsSource: Buzzfeed.com


A female cat is called a “Molly” or a “Queen,” and male cats are called “toms.” (Tom and Jerry anyone?)

Queen cat with pink crownSource: Buzzfeed.com, Factretriever.com,

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