Cats are one of the most famous animals around, even that a lot of us have a cat (or many cats) or follow cute cat videos on social media, there’s still a lot of mysterious things about those cute little creatures,
They’re pretty independent creatures, who can be left alone for some time without getting lonely yet are so loving when they’re around us. if you’re a cat person or not, these unbelievable facts are sure to amaze you.
1.In ancient Egypt, killing cats was condemned to death
We all know that cats were worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, but that’s not the real story. They truly worshipped a goddess called Bastet, who had the powers to change into a cat and is usually described as a Catwoman, They had faith that cats were mysterious and bring good luck to their owners. The ancient Egyptians like to wear cat-shaped jewelry for good luck, feed cats special food, and even honor their death (just like humans). All members of the family would go to the funeral after their cat’s dies. They had a lot of admiration for cats, more than that, there were very strict laws that protected the cats. If you hurt or killed a cat (no matter if it was on purpose or by accident), you could be condemned to death.
2.Cats spend 70% of their lifetime sleeping
House cats are so much recognized to be lazy and sleep almost all day. If you own a cat, you’re possibly aware of this. Cats really spend more than 16 hours of the day sleeping! Tha’s makes 70% of their lifetime! The reason behind this has something to do with their genetic history. In wildlife, cats are surely predators that have to hunt their prey if they want to eat. This normally takes a lot of their energy. So, they’ve developed to sleep a lot to save energy for their hunt. and this attitude didn’t change even that they don’t have to hunt for their food anymore.
3. There’s a richer cat than you
Some humans really adore their pets and would do anything for their sake. So much that they could even leave them everything they own after they pass away. This was the case with Tommaso, who got the fortune of 13 million dollars after her owner Maria Assunta passed away. the widow was looking all over the country for a good association to take care of her beloved cat after her health started to go down , when she couldn’t find anyone to satisfy her she finally decided to leave all her money to her cat through her nurse who was in charge to take care of the super rich cat.
4.Cats don’t really enjoy milk or eat fish
You remember all those cartoons you were watching when you were younger about cats enjoying to drink milk and get crazy excited by seeing fish? They are all false. Sad to inform you that cats really don’t like any of these things. Most of them are actually lactose intolerant, means that they don’t own the enzymes needed to absorb lactose. that’s why when a kitty drinks milk, the unabsorbed lactose ends up causing diarrhea and angry stomach. Kittens can normally absorb milk until they are weaned. About 8 weeks old, after that, they lose the enzyme that helps them absorb lactose. So, it’s apparently not the greatest idea to offer your cat milk. It’s also a bad idea to offer them fish because many cats are really allergic to it.
5.Cats don’t taste sweet
Most of the animals own taste receptors on their tongue that enable them to differentiate tastes. Humans got 5 different types of receptors: salty, bitter, sweet, meatiness, and sour. All kinds of cats (big and small cats) need the first pairs amino acids, that’s why they can’t taste sweets like we do. Anyway, they may be strong to taste other things that we can’t taste, like (ATP)adenosine triphosphate. The mixture that produces energy in cells.