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Five Facts About Cats That You Probably Didn't Know

Cats are unique beings, surprising us daily with their varied abilities. Their wild aspects and idiosyncratic abilities can generate certain doubts with their human guardians. This is why I have decided to inform you about these five things about cats that you probably didn't know.

1. Although we see scenes in movies where cats are drinking milk, this is not ideal fir a cat's health. During lactation period, kittens produce a large amount of an enzyme called lactase. This is responsible for breaking down lactose in their mothers milk. However after the weaning period when the cats develops, the production of this enzyme reduces so the cats body becomes ready for more solid food. This means most if cats are lactose intolerant and giving them milk may lead to gastrointestinal problems.

2.A healthy cat has about 240 bones, 24 more than the human skeleton. This bone structure combined with 12 well developed muscles allows the cats to be more agile, being able to jump very high and enter small passages.

3. Each humans has unique design in their fingerprints, identifying each person with this patters. In the same way each cat has a unique and unmatched design in the tissue of their nose. This means cats has nasal prints.

4. Cats whiskers are not simply hairs, but are integral to their sensory capabilities. The whiskers act as motion sensors, combined with olfactory cells , they allow the cat to quickly detect prey, possible predators, other cats territory and more.

5. A cats eyes do not have red cone cells, cells required to perceive fge shades of red and pink. Instead they have green cone cells allowing them to perceive colours of yellow, blue and green.

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