Test Your Cat Trivia

Test Your Cat Trivia

From the cuddly adorable cat that’s your companion and your best friend, to the majestic wild Bengal tiger, or the awesome Black Panther, there are cats of every size and shape. Oh and lets not forget the famous TV cat Garfield. So are you ready to test your cat trivia?

What is the body temperature of a cat? 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit which is one degree less than the temperature of a dog which is 102.5

Do you know how many cat species are there? There are 35 species in total including tigers, lions, leopards, panthers, and more.

How many domestic cat breeds are there? There are 40 breeds that are internationally recognized including the American Bob Tail, Persian, American Wirehair, Balinese, Burmese, and many more.

How many teeth does a domestic cat have? A domestic cat has 30 teeth. A kitten will loose its baby teeth around 7 months and replace them with their adult fangs which they love to try out.

Why were cats worshipped in Egypt? Contrary to what you might have thought cats were worshipped in Egypt because of their ability to keep the rodent population under control which was devastating to Egypt’s grain fields.

What is a group of cats called? A group of cats is called a clowder. A group of bears is called a sleuth of bears, and a group of crows is called a murder of crows. That’s probably way more information than you needed to know.

Why do cat’s eyes glow in the dark? A cats eyes shine at night because they have a reflective layer which contains tiny little crystals. This layer is called the tapetum lucidium. When the light hits the cats eyes these crystal case the light to bounce back it makes the cat’s eyes appear to be glowing in the dark.

What was the name of the Egyptian cat that had the body of a woman and the head of cat? The cat was called Bastet and was actually the goddess of love and fertility.

Which species of cat does not have claws? The Cheetah is the only cat that doesn’t have claws. All other breeds of cats walk on their toes with the back part of the foot raised which accommodates their claws except for the cheetah.

What is the life expectancy of a cat? Until 1930 the life expectancy of a cat was 8 years but that has doubled making the average cats life 16 years.

Where did the original Morris of 9 lives come from? Morris was adopted from a shelter, and all other Morris cats that have been used have also been adopted from shelters.

Which breed of cat has no hair? The Sphinx cat has no hair.

Which breeds of cat have no tail? The Manx and the Cymric cats have not tails but they do have hair and it can be either long or short.

How many vocal sounds does a cat have? A cat has 100 vocal sounds. That’s considerably more than the dog’s vocabulary sounds which is limited to 10.

Which two continents will you not find cats living? Cats are not found in Antarctica and Australia. Australia who would have thought?

How fast can a scared cat run? A scared cat can run up to 31 miles an hour which is faster than the recorded speed of a sprinter.

Who is the famous cat from 1939 television? Tom the cartoon cat. Later in his career Tom picks up his side kick and becomes Tom and Jerry.

Who was Garfield? Garfield the cartoon celebrity cat was the genius idea of cartoonist Jim Davis. The Garfield cartoon centered around a fat, cynical, lazy, orange cat who couldn’t get enough of lasagna, and coffee. Garfield debuted in 41 newspapers but it didn’t take long before he was appearing in over 2500 newspapers around the world.

Did you pass the cat trivia test? If not that’s okay because I’m sure you learned some interesting facts. Why not test your cat lover friend’s knowledge and see how they do?

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