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10 Fantastic Cat Facts (slideshow)

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10 Fantastic Cat Facts (slideshow)

Got a cat? While you probably know lots about your furry feline, we bet there are some fantastically fun facts you don’t know…

1. Ambidexer-Cat?
You probably never thought about a cat as being either left- or right-pawed, but over 40 percent are either lefties or righties. That means there’s quite a few out there who are ambidextrous. Luckily for them, they can probably operate the can opener with both paws…

Related: What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

2. Warm or Cold?
Food that is. Cats don’t like their food too hot or too cold. They like it just right. And for them, just right is room temperature, just like their prey would be in the wild. Cats are indeed the Goldilocks of the animal world.

3. In Living Color
Cats see in color, so your new paisley frock in orange, purple, and yellow won’t be lost on them. They also have fantastic night vision, and only need one-sixth of the light humans require to see. So don’t go getting your cat night-vision goggles.

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5:48AM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

I didn't know that about the nose! Great article!

3:35AM PDT on Aug 18, 2014

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2:34AM PDT on Aug 8, 2014

Never knew but now I know, thanks :)

8:12PM PDT on Jul 21, 2014

Nose prints! Who knew! Cats are endlessly amazing and such good company! I'd be lost without my girls and boys; all shelter kids, all disabled or elderly when adopted.
Please never buy a cat or dog ADOPT!

4:45AM PDT on Jun 26, 2014

Getting to understand is the start to love

4:23AM PDT on May 5, 2014

great concept

1:07PM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:19PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

Thank you for posting!

9:03PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

Thank you.

1:04AM PST on Jan 16, 2014

=^..^= Thanks for Sharing.

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