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Which breed of cat is the smallest in the world?
The smallest cat breed is the Singapura. Males weigh about six pounds while females weigh about four pounds.
 
Calico cats are most always male or female?
Female. Calico's are almost always female.

 
 
Is a dog's or a cat's brain most similar to a human's?
A cat’s brain is more similar to a human’s brain than that of a dog.
 
 
Which breed of cat is the largest?
The largest cat breed is the Ragdoll. Males weigh twelve to twenty pounds, with females weighing ten to fifteen pounds.
 
 
What sound does a cat make that is for humans only?
Cats reserve their meow for us! It one way they communicate with humans. You will rarely ever hear a cat meow to another cat.

 
 
Have you ever wondered why cats get stuck in trees?
A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
 
 
What is one way cats receive a sense of security from their owner?
They can receive a sense of security from your voice. Talk to your cats! And be mindful of your tone of voice. Cats know when you're yelling at them (though they may not care).
 
 
How can you help your favorite feline live longer?
Keep them indoors as often as possible. The average lifespan for an indoor cat is 15-20 years, while the average age for an outdoor cat is only 3 to 5 years.
 
 
What is one thing only cats can do?
Cats are the only animal that walk on their claws, not the pads of their feet.

 
 
Ever wonder why cats rub themselves up against your leg?
Cats rub up against people, in an attempt to "mark" them with their scent glands.  They most often use the scent glands between their eye and ear (near the temple area) or their scent glands near the base of their tail.

 
 
Which bone is it that cats lack that make it easy for them to generally squeeze their bodies through any space they can get their heads through?
Cats lack a true collarbone.

 
 
How many hours per day do cats generally sleep?
Cats sleep 16-18 hours per day. When cats are asleep, they are still alert to incoming stimuli. If you poke the tail of a sleeping cat, it will respond accordingly.

 
 
Which breed of cat is called the Velcro cat?
The Devon Rex Cat is called the velcro cat because they like to stay close to their owners.

 

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