Is your cat left or right pawed ?
By Helen Burns | Dated August 27, 2018
Is your cat left or right pawed ? (and other interesting cat facts)
- Female cats are usually right –pawed and male cats are usually left-pawed. Whereas only 10% of the human population is left handed, it is though that approximately 40% of the cat population is.
- Most calico and tortoiseshell cats are female, and most ginger cats are male.
- And even more than that, there are strong links between personality and coat colour. It is certainly strongly anecdotally reported that ginger cats tend to be more outgoing, whereas torties tend to be more independent and bond strongly to just one person.
- White cats with blue eyes are more likely to be deaf.
- Have you ever wondered how cats squeeze through tiny spaces? Cats don’t have an articulated collarbone, rather the clavicle is free floating , held in place by muscle. This, and their very flexible spine, means that cats can squeeze through spaces that are only slightly wider than their head.
- Adult cats don’t meow at each other, just at people.
- Domestic cats spend approximately 70 % of their life asleep, which is only slightly less than the time a koala sleeps for!