Feline Facts - amazing catty info
* Lilys are fatally toxic to cats - flowers, pollen, stems leaves etc
* Contrary to popular belief, cats should not be given dairy milk - it can cause severe stomach upsets due to the amount of lactose in it. After all the milk is meant for the baby of the animal that provides it, not for an adult cat, or indeed human!
* Research has shown that cats can predict earthquakes.
* Cats have 5 toes on their front paws but only 4 on their back paws.
* A kitten should be at least 8 weeks old before it can be taken from it's mother.
* A kitten's stomach is really tiny, initially no bigger than your thumbnail!
* The colour of a kittens eye may change as it gets older - it's not until the kitten is a year old that the final eye colour will be known.
* A kitten's weight increases 40 to 50 times by the time it's full grown!
* Kittens are still growing and developing even when they are 6 e="text-align: right;">
* A cat's sense of taste is 2000,000 times greater than a human's!
* Cats have 30 teeth - 12 incisors, 4 canines, 10 premolars and 4 molars.
* A cat's nose contains 19 million smell-related nerve endings. A human's only has 5 million.
* One cat year is approximately equal to 16 human years, but this slows down as the cat gets older.
* Once a cat reaches 8 years it's dietary needs will change. Their ability to digest protein and fat in their food declines.
* Cats 'talk' with their tails - a tail held high usually indicate happiness, twitching the tip can mean annoyance or irritation while a greater twitch or thrashing can be anger. Scared or surprised cats may tuck their tail between their legs to hide away or puff it up tail to make themselves appear bigger.
* Touching noses is a friendly cat greeting and a lowered head is a sign of submission.
* A cat's purr can mean many things - usually it means the cat is content or happy, cats will sometimes purr among other cats i.e. a mother cats purrs to reassure her kittens. But, sometimes cats will purr when distressed or in pain, possibly to reassure or calm themselves. There is a theory that the vibrations caused by purring may help the cat heal.