Cats have many interesting facts some of which you may not even imagine. Let us look at some of the random cat facts now. If you have ever thought of keeping a cat as a pet, then these facts could be a reason why you will want to do it now and not later. Cats in most cases are independent and have ways of keeping themselves entertained and busy especially through playing with empty boxes. However, they still have ways to attract human attention because they need to feel loved as well.
Cats are one of the best pets kept in most households all over the world. In fact, the cat population in some countries outnumbers the population of the children. Why were cats domesticated? Cats were initially kept to chase after mice and rats that were destroying the stored grains in Egypt. This is way back 5000 years ago. The African wildcat was the first to be domesticated. Not until later that man discovered that cats could be a great companion and started treating them just like any other members of the family.
Facts have it that there are more than 500 million cats domesticated around the globe. There are also about 40 breeds of cats known to man today. Cats spend most of their time sleeping during the day to conserve energy. They sleep for about thirteen to fourteen hours in a day. A young one of a cat is called a kitten. The male cat is referred to as tom while the female cat goes by the name molly or queen. A group of cats is referred to as a clowder. Cats possess a high sense of smell which is fourteen times stronger than that of man. Cats see best at night under low lights. They can see six times better than man at night. Most of them have no eyelashes. Their lactation lasts to about 65 days.