There are many things we probably don’t know about cats, other than them being total savages and doing a favor to all of us by being gracious enough to bless us with their presence. So here is a blog that consists of 5 things you don’t know about cats.
Cats have been around for quite a long time and it’s not really clear since when they are domesticated. It’s said that domestication first may have occurred in ancient Egypt about 4,000 years ago, but some studies also suggest it may have happened in Cyprus about 8,000 years ago. But knowing cats, one can imagine them saying, “How stoopid are you hoomans? Thinking ya’ll domesticated us when we are the ones that have domesticated you!”.
Without further adieu, let’s look at the things you don’t know about cats-
A group of cats is called a Clowder
“Clowder” is a possible variant for the word clutter, according to Merriam Webster.
Cats don’t have a sweet tooth(PC: Pinterest)
This is one reason why cats don’t like chocolates because they don’t have a sweet tooth! They have a genetic defect due to which they can’t taste anything sweet, how sad.
They can drink seawater
Cats have such efficient kidneys that it filters the salt from the saltwater and does not harm them if they drink it. How cool!
Cats sweat through their paws(PC: Pet Wellbeing Blog)
Cats have very few sweat glands because of their fur and most of them are present on their paws. This is why you might see little paw prints when they run here and there, it’s because they are sweaty!
They have a dominant paw(PC: Pinterest)
Just like humans, cats also are left-handed or right-handed. If that’s not new information, then guess what? Their dominant paw depends on their gender, well mostly. A study showed that male cats are usually left-pawed, while female cats are usually right-pawed.
To sum it up-
These were just 5 random facts about cats that aren’t very popular but there are many such things that we don’t know about these adorable beings.
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Nandini is a Delhi-based freelance Writer. She has been working as a creative Writer and Copy Writer eversince she was in college. Her ultimate goal is to become a Journalist. She is a foodie and a dog enthusiast.