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What You Need To Know About Cats

For those people who do not own any cats, they may tend to question the love and loyalty of the cat to its owner. Even for the fact that the dog is man’s best friend and most human owns a dog, there are still some who owns a cat and they surely love the company of their pet. Some people may tend to disagree with the relationship of a person to a cat, however, it is not applicable to any cat owners since the love that they show to their cats are unconditional and genuine. It is not true especially in the case of cats that animals take care of their young ones only because of instinct. If you are a cat owner, for sure, your pet means a lot to you, thus, this article will feed you some information about cats and things that will help you deal with your pet in order for the two of you to live the best out of everything.

BASIC INFO

When it comes to vocalizations, cat communication surely has a lot of varieties. The communication of cats include purring, mewing, growling, trilling and grunting. Aside from the various specific body languages, a cat also have pheromones.

Cats have similar anatomy just like anyone else. Quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, flexible bodies and a set of very sharp teeth that can cause to a death of a small prey are just some of the skills that every cat have.

All cats surely has astounding senses. Cats also have a very sensitive ears since their outer ear flap can take sounds from every direction which directly goes to the ear canals up to the ear drum. Before the sound can go directly to the brain of the cat it is just a vibration beforehand, then it will go through the eardrum, after that, the middle ear will translate the vibration to sound waves before they can go to the cochlea of the cat’s ear. The sensitivity of a cat’s ear can go from twenty hertz up to 65,000 hertz. Compared to the low pitch, cats are more responsive to high pitch, which is probably the reason why they do sound like a woman with a high pitched voice. The cat’s ear is also helpful in balancing the cat. This is probably the reason why cats land on their feet every time they fall.

Unlike dogs, cats cannot see in total darkness. However, their eyes can still be protected from the dark through their third eyelid which is known as the haw. A cat’s pupil is elliptical to help control the quantity of light that enters.