World Cat Day

2-03-2018, 08:00

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March 1, the first day of spring, is celebrating World Cat Day worldwide. Let us repeat our article about these beloved predators.

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Over the long millennia of coexistence, people not only learned to understand cats, but also to use their abilities effectively.

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Currently in the world there are about 600 million domestic cats. Most of these animals in the United States and in Australia.
The domestication of the cat occurred about 9,500 years ago in the Middle East. Since then, these predators have been valued by humans, including for their ability to hunt rodents and other domestic pests.

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The domestication of the cat occurred much later than the dogs. At the same time, the reasons why a person decided to bring this animal closer to him are not completely clear, as people usually tamed only those animals that helped in hunting or could serve as food.

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Since ancient times, cats were for humans and deities, and talismans, and hunters, but first of all they are loyal pets.

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In ancient Egypt, the cat was considered a sacred animal and the keeper of the hearth.Because of the nocturnal lifestyle, grace, luminous eyes, the animal was dedicated to the goddess of the moon. Also, the cat was protected by law. Her murder was punishable by death.

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When the animal died of its death, mourning was declared in the house. The cat was embalmed and buried in a special cemetery.
Unlike Egypt, in France, on the contrary, the cat was considered a magical animal. The medieval Inquisition burned them along with the "sorcerers." In general, in Europe, the cat became known about 2,000 years ago.

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Currently, there are about 400 cat breeds in the world, and every year new breeds are bred and officially registered.

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Although the cat is a pet, it has retained its “independent” character: the habits of its wild ancestors have not changed, only adapted to the conditions of life in the house.

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In Austria, a cat, after several years of service for the protection of warehouses, is entitled to a life pension issued by meat, milk, or broth.

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Before the revolution, about 600 cats lived in St. Petersburg in the Winter Palace, which were supposed to exterminate mice and rats.

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The cat sleeps about 18 hours a day.

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A cat can memorize 50 words and relate them to the necessary actions.

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The cat sniffs the food to determine its temperature and not get burned.

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In Australia, there are 9 cats per 10 inhabitants.

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130 years ago, cats began to be recruited to the London post offices.
Cats never meow with each other - this sound is intended only for humans.

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The cat's mechanism of lacquering a liquid is that its tongue is drawn out at a speed of 1 m / s, bends down and touches the surface of the liquid, but, unlike the dog's lacquer, does not penetrate into it. Then the tongue rushes up and carries along a column of fluid.

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The light sensitivity of a cat's eye is 7 times higher than that of a human, and cats can see well even in dim light, but in bright light they see worse than humans.

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The sense of smell in cats is about 14 times stronger than human, which allows them to smell, which people do not even suspect.

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A well-developed vestibular apparatus located in the inner ear is responsible for the sense of balance in cats. Cats can move fearlessly along skates of roofs, fences and branches of trees.When falling, they can reflexively take in the air the position necessary for landing on the legs. In this case, the role of the stabilizer is performed by a very mobile tail.

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The average lifespan of cats is 14 years.

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Cats are carnivores. In contrast to canines - dogs, wolves, jackals, foxes, coyotes, which are omnivorous, which is why they often diversify animal food with plant and can easily become vegetarians, cats usually consume only meat food.

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Cats are very clean animals. Cleanliness is instinctive in all cats: cleanliness of the body is necessary when hunting, so that the prey cannot sense the hidden predator.

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It has been proven that cats learn by trial and error, through observation and imitation. Cats retain information for a longer time than dogs. During one experiment, cats were found to have a visual memory comparable to that of monkeys.

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