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10 Tricky Cat Questions

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4. Maine Coon cats, the biggest domestic cat breed, continue to grow in size for 3 to 4 years. True or False?

True. I have a Maine Coon Cat and for years I wondered when he would stop growing because he went from this little furball of a kitten to 10 pounds, then 15 pounds, then 20 pounds and finally, at about 4 years old, he stopped growing at 24 pounds. Yes, he is one big, fluffy — but not fat — pussycat.  He is black and white and if I had know how big he was going to get, I would have named him Orca!


5. Male and female cats who are sexually viable both spray urine to mark their territory. True or False?

True. Although, male cats spray far more often than female cats.


6. A cat can jump 8 times its body height from a standing position. True or False?

False. But cats can jump 5 times their body height from a standing position – which is still quite an amazing feat. Imagine jumping five times your height from any position!


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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10:01AM PST on Jan 15, 2014

Thank you. That was fun.

10:42AM PDT on May 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:03AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Well well well ! lol

9:35PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

Some new facts.

9:30PM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

wow, didn't know Sir Issac Newton invented the cat flap

10:22AM PDT on Mar 31, 2013

Dzięki za artykuł, ale pytania niezbyt podchwytliwe, każdy miłośnik kotów o tym wie.

3:58PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Although I have had cats all my life, I did not get a perfect score.

1:56PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013


5:29AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

DrWildcat always gets cat questions correct!! LOL!

5:17AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Thank you!

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