Cat Facts


12 Fun Facts About Cats



1. Cats sleep 16-18 hours per day


2. Cats can jump approximately seven times their height


3. 10 percent of a cat’s bones are in his tail


4. A cat’s heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human heart, at 110 to 140 beats a minute


5. A cat’s powerful vision allows them to see light at levels six times less than what a human can see


6. Cats have approximately 100 vocal sounds


7. A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human has 206. A cat has no collarbone, so it can fit through any opening the size of its head


8. Cats have 24 whiskers


9. Each cat’s nose pad is unique, similar to a human’s fingerprint


10. Cats greet one another by touching noses


11. A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.


12. Cats can only move their jaw up and down — not side to side