Well, let’s know about some interesting facts about pets! As much fun they can be, pets have some fascinating facts that make them even more amusing! And no matter how seasoned a pet-keeper you are, you won’t know quite a lot of these! Read on to improve your knowledge about pets!
- Cats can jump seven times their own height! And the best part? No matter where they jump from, they’ll always soft-land!
- There are about 78 million pet dogs currently residing in the United States!
- Larger parrots, such as macaws and cockatoos live more than 75 years! Fierce competition for the seniors in the house!
- Dogs can see a few colors too – blue, yellow, gray and green are the few colors which dogs can identify.
- He mental ability and capacity of most dogs is that of a two-year-old – no wonder they need to be tended to just like kids!
- Ferrets are the third most preferred pet animals in the United States.
- Just like us, cows too, have best friends! Moo-ing along together!
- Squirrels plant thousands of trees in their entire lifetime, guess how? By forgetting where they left the nuts, they had hidden some time back!
- Most of the hamsters blink only one eye at a time – a reason to keep a close watch on what your hamster is doing!
- Cats have five toes on each front paw and only four on each back paw respectively.
- A pack of kittens is called a ‘kindler’! And guess what a pack of adult cats is called? A clouder! Not a pack or anything!
- Just like humans, dogs too, opt for their preferred paw to do their tasks – either right or left.
- Dalmatians are born spotless, as white as snow – they develop the spots as they grow older!
- While playing together, male puppies will allow the female puppies to win – even if they are stronger them! Chivalrous little young men!
- Cats have a much better memory retention capacity than dogs – they can remember things for 16 hours as compared to the 5 minutes that dogs can!
- Goldfish – if well-taken care of and tended to can survive up to a whopping 40 years!
- Any given bird’s heart beats 400 times per minute when it is resting.
There you go – 17 interesting facts about the animals you pet!