The Amazing Cat – Some Cat Facts For Kids


Poster by Ruth

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Our humble cat companion is amazing. We forget this sometimes. Our cat is always there minding its own business, often asleep. But it can do some amazing things and it has some amazing talents. The wild cat is not far away. The wildcats are particularly impressive. Here are some amazing cat facts for children.

A domestic cat has eyes that are much bigger than ours when compared to the size of its head. If we had cat’s eyes they would be eight inches in diameter. What we can see in the middle of the day, a cat can see with the the same clarity in the dusky dawn and evening light. A cat’s eye has a “mirror” behind the retina to reflect and boost the light.

A cat’s nose is much more sensitive than ours. In fact it is twenty times more sensitive. Think what a cat can smell that we cannot.

A cat’s ears are much more sensitive than ours to high pitched sounds. And their ears can be moved sideways and backwards to pick up sounds better.

The cat’s skeleton has 244 bones, 38 more bones than we have. This is mainly because a cat has a tail, which is made up of 19 – 28 bones.

A cat walks on its toes. This allows it to move faster and more silently than animals that don’t. That includes us.

Nearly all our cat companion can run faster than the fastest human being, Usain Bolt.

The world’s fastest animal living on land is a cat: the cheetah. It runs almost as fast as a car on a motorway (freeway in America). See Usain Bolt vs Cheetah.

A cat can purr and drink at the same time!

When a mother cat feeds its kitten, the milk has eight times the amount of protein than the milk of a human mother – cat development.

The world’s tallest domestic cat is a cat called “Magic“. She is a Savannah cat that was born in Oklahoma, USA.

The world’s biggest cat is a Liger. This is a cat whose father is a lion and its mother a tiger. It weighs about 900 lbs. See hybrid cats.

It is said that the most intelligent cat breed is a hairless one called the Sphynx! This cat has long toes and behaves like a monkey.

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May 22, 2012
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by: BOB

YOU NEED MORE CAT FACTS THE FACTS WERE GREAT BUT I WANT TO LEARN MORE


May 22, 2012
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by: BOB

YOU NEED MORE CAT FACTS THE FACTS WERE GREAT BUT I WANT TO LEARN MORE


May 22, 2012
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by: BOB

YOU NEED MORE CAT FACTS THE FACTS WERE GREAT BUT I WANT TO LEARN MORE


Jul 26, 2011
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nice
by: Anonymous

thanks for sharing. i saw many more facts in one more blog. http://mamta-didyouknow.blogspot.com/


Nov 20, 2010
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thankytou
by: Jay

My mom printed it off and I took it to school and the teacher stuck it on the wall.


Nov 02, 2010
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I like it
by: Tony

That is way cool


Oct 31, 2010
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Thankyou
by: Rose

The big poster prints off beautifully thanks Micheal.


Oct 30, 2010
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Well done Michael and Ruth
by: Petra

I agree this is a brilliant way to get kids interested in cat facts (and other animals) Anything that teaches kids to respect animals gets a 5 star rating from me, so thanks very much and please let’s have more.


Oct 30, 2010
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Scary liger
by: Tom and Ben

We think the liger looks a bit scary and its safer loving littler cats until you grow up and you know how to look after big ones.


Oct 30, 2010
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Thank you both
by: Rose

My kids love this and have me printing off the poster for school.
Micheal it’s such a great way to teach them about cats and the posters making it fun are a touch of genius.


Oct 30, 2010
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Thank you
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

I didn’t know the smarted cat was the Sphinx. They do have a very intelligent air about them. Keep up the posters. They’re great!


Oct 29, 2010
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wow
by: Luke

My auntie showed me this.
I’ve never seen a Liger before.
It’s cool.



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