Monthly Archives: February 2015

Four Fascinating Friday Facts

For our latest blog post we thought we would delve into the world of cat facts and bring you four fascinating facts! Did you know…..

1 – There are more than 10 million cats in the UK!

Yes that is a surprising number of cats!
Yes that is a surprising number of cats!

2 – A group of cats is called a Clowder.

A ‘Clowder’ of cats

3 – Cats sleep around two-thirds of the time! That means they sleep approximately 16 hours each day!

Cats like their sleep!
Cats like their sleep!

4 – Cats can produce more than 100 vocal sounds.

Impressive vocal range!
Impressive vocal range!

Why do cats like cardboard boxes?

You know what it’s like. You spend your hard earned cash on a brand new bed or climber for your cat, they take one look it and then jump straight into the box that it came in! Sound familiar? If so then you may find this recent article in The Daily Telegraph an interesting read as it goes some way to explaining the reasons behind this.

Whilst a cardboard box may seem boring to humans, scientists in The Netherlands have discovered that a cardboard box offers security and comfort to cats, as their recent studies found that stress levels in cats decreased when they were in a box. So next time your cat decides to jump inside a cardboard box, hopefully this article may help understand why they do it.

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