Animal Trivia

Cats respond most readily to names that end in an "ee" sound.

If a cat is frightened,their hair stands up fairly evenly all over the body;when the cat threatens or is ready to attack,the hair stands up only in a narrow band along the spine and tail.

Cats walk on their toes.

"Mixed breeds" and "Cross breeds"are NOT the same.

Mix breed dogs have various lineage that is mostly likely unknown,as for cross breeds,they are only 2 different breeds of dogs combined together.

Don't smile at any dog that you feel may be dangerous.To him, you would be baring your teeth as a sign of agression.

The oldest American breed is the American Foxhound.This dates back to 1650!

An adult crow needs 11 ounces of food a day.

The only 2 animals that can see behind itself without turning its head are the rabbit and the parrot.

An elephant can smell water three miles away.

Women end up beinging responsible for pet care in 72% of all pet-owning households.

There's a "meow" in the middle of the word"homeowner.

Hartsdale,N.Y. is the home to one of the oldest pet cemeteries in the United States.The cemetery was established in 1896 and has more than 12,000 plots.

New york has the third largest population of dogs in the United States,with more than 2.7 million.

Walt Disney named Mickey Mouse after Mickey Rooney,whose mother he dated for some time.

Cats lack a true collarbone. Because of this, cats can generally squeeze their bodies through any space they can get their heads through. You may have seen a cat testing the size of an opening by careful measurement with the head.

Besides smelling with their nose, cats can smell with an additional organ called the Jacobson^s organ, located in the upper surface of the mouth

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear!

Each cat in a cat-owning household should have its own food dish, water dish, and litter box.

Cats only sweat from the pads of their paws; ever notice how wet the examination room table gets when you take your cat to the vet?

Play with your puppy or kittens feet when they are young so it becomes used to the idea of having its nails cut.

Guinea Pigs are one of the few mammals that can not synthesize their own vitamin C and so it must be added to added to their diet.

The oldest cat on record was a female tabby that lived to be 34 years old!

The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking. Wild cats hold their tail horizontally, or tucked between their legs while walking!

45% of dog owners have taken their pets on vacation.

Not every cat responds to the effects of catnip. If the cat doesn^t have a specific gene, it won^t react. About 80% of cats DO have the gene, and enjoy the effects of catnip, which is purr-fectly safe and non-addictive!

A cat can jump FIVE TIMES as high as it is tall!

Want to Decipher the Cat Code? The Key is in the Body Language of your Feline Friend!

Relaxed and Happy: Ears at normal position, tail relaxed or upright, whiskers standing straight out from face, purring.

Aggresive: Narrow pupils, ears flat and rotated backwards, tail swishes or thumps the ground, hair on tail bristles, hissing or screeching.

Frightened: Eyes and pupils wide open, hair on tail and back standing up, ears pulled back against head.

Annoyed: Tip of tail twitches, whiskers pulled back tightly against face, ears flat against head.

Sick: Eyes in half-closed position, tail between legs, whiskers and ears remain in abnormal position for extended period of time, may purr loudly when comforted.

 

HONEY BEES HAVE HAIR ON THEIR EYES

THE ONLY CONTINENT WITHOUT REPTILES OR SNAKES IS ANTARCTICA

CATS PREFER TO EAT THEIR FOOD AT 86 DEGEES, WHICH IS WHY THEY DON'T IMMEDIATELY GULP DOWN THE HALF EATEN CAN OF FOOD FROM THE REFRIGERATOR

THE FINGERPRINTS OF KOALA BEARS ARE VIRTUALLY INDISTINGUISABLE FROM THOSE OF HUMANS,SO MUCH SO THAT THEY COULD BE CONFUSED AT A CRIME SCENE

RABBITS LOVE LICORICE

DOLPHINS SLEEP WITH ONE HALF OF THE BRAIN AT A TIME, AND ONE EYE CLOSED

SIR ISAAC NEWTON INVENTED THE CAT DOOR

WHEN TWO DOGS APPROACH EACH OTHER, THE DOG WHICH WAGS ITS TAIL SLOWLY IS IN CHARGE

AT THE END OF THE BEATLES SONG "A DAY IN THE LIFE", AN ULTRASONIC WHISTLE, ONLY AUDIBLE TO DOGS,WAS RECORDED BY PAUL MCCARTHY FOR HIS SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

A CROCODILE CANNOT STICK ITS TONGUE OUT

ELEPHANTS ARE THE ONLY ANIMAL THAT CAN'T JUMP

40% OF ALL CATS ARE AMBIDEXTROUS THE OTHER 60% ARE EITHER"RIGHT PAWED" OR "LEFT PAWED"

CATS CAN'T TASTE SWEETS

A GROUP OF OWLS IS CALLED A PARLIAMENT

MANY HAMSTERS ONLY BLINK ONE EYE AT A TIME

GIRAFFES HAVE NO VOCAL CORDS

DURING WORLD WAR II, AMERICANS TRIED TO TRAIN BATS TO DROP BOMBS

IF NASA SENT BIRDS INTO SPACE THEY WOULD SOON DIE, AS THEY NEED GRAVITY TO SWALLOW

GOATS EYES HAVE RECTANGULAR PUPILS

CHICKENS ABSORB VITAMIN-D THROUGH THEIR COMBS FROM SUNSHINE

BUTTERFLIES TASTE WITH THEIR HIND FEET

BIRDS DO NOT SLEEP IN THEIR NESTS.THEY MAY OCCASIONALLY NAP IN THEM, BUT THEY ACTUALLY SLEEP IN OTHER PLACES

A FLAMINGO CAN EAT ONLY WHEN ITS HEAD IS UPSIDE DOWN

MOSQUITOES ARE ATTRACTED TO THE COLOUR BLUE TWICE AS MUCH AS ANY OTHER COLOR

GREAT WHITE SHARKS CAN GO AS LONG AS THREE MONTHS WITHOUT EATING

IT TAKES A 4000 FLOWERS FOR A BEE TO MAKE ONE TABLESPOON OF HONEY
 

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