10 Fun Facts About Cats
1. World record for the longest cat EVER is 48.5 inches
Domestic cats tend to be on the smaller side. However, for the Maine Coon breed, that’s not the case. Meet Stewie, the world's longest cat measuring in at 48.5 inches! It would take a lot of Evolve’s Salmon, Rice, & Sweet Potato to keep Stewie full!
2. Cats can walk through obstacle courses
It’s no secret that cats are always cautious when they roam around. But did you know cats can walk through any obstacle course and hardly ever knock anything over? It’s true! See for yourself:
Now that’s a Tik Tok challenge we can get behind. Try for yourself, and be sure to tag @evolvepetfood so we can see! 🐈
3. Cats spend 70% of their life sleeping 💤
If you thought cats spend the majority of their time sleeping, you’re right. These professional nappers spend 16-20 hours a day catching up on z’s, which means over 70% of their life is spent sleeping.
4. The richest cat in the world inherited a $12.5 million fortune
According to Guinness World Records, the richest cat in the world, Blackie, inherited $12.5 million from his owner after he passed away.
5. The first and only cat went to space in 1963 🚀
You’ve probably heard of monkeys and dogs in space, but did you know a cat braved the adventure, too? On October 18, 1963, Felicette, also known as ‘Astrocat,’ became the first-ever cat to go to space.
6. The oldest cat to live was 38 years old!
Creme Puff, born August 3,1967, lived until August 6, 2005—an amazing 38 years and 3 days! Owner, Jake Perry, sure was doing something right!
7. The loudest purr measured in at 67.8db(A)
Merlin is the proud record holder of the loudest purr. At 67.8db(A), Merlin’s purr was nearly the same volume as a vacuum cleaner!
Check out this video of Merlin to hear for yourself ➡️
8. Record speed of a house cat is 30 MPH
The feline family is known for their speed. But did you know that household cats can run around 30 MPH? If you’re wondering how fast that feels, it’s the speed limit of an average country road. Wow, that’s fast!
9. House cats share 95.6% of their genetic makeup with tigers
A study discovered that the feline with the highest percentage of shared DNA with the domestic cat is the tiger (95.6%). They share a lot of the same behaviors such as pouncing, prey stalking, and scent marking.
10. The world’s longest jump by a cat is 7ft!
Waffle the Warrior is no stranger to big leaps. He achieved the longest cat jump(213.36cm) ever in Big Sur, CA on January 30, 2018. That’s about the same height as professional NBA player, Shaq!
We hope you learned something new from this peek into the wonderful world of cats! 😺
If your feline friend has any unusual or interesting traits, we’d love to hear about them! Let us know by sending us a message on our Facebook page!