A polydactyl cat starting at the camera.

Facts About Polydactyl Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Polydactyl cats have more toes than the average cat.

A black cat sniffing an orange tabby on a porch with a dark grey tabby cat with white socks on the wooden bench above them. A Tuxedo cat can be seen in the distance in the doorway.

Does the Fur Color of Cats Have Anything to do With Their Personalities?

Caitlin Dempsey

Are orange tabbies really more affectionate that other cats? Research into the link between a cat's fur coat color and personality is mixed.

A gray cat with copper eyes and short limbs standing looking back on grass.

What are Blue Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

The Russian Blue, British Blue, Korat, and Chartreux are cat breeds known for their gray-blue coats.

The head of a black cat lying on a sherpa cat bed on a dark wooden table with her tongue sticking out.

Why Do Cats Sleep With Their Tongues Out?

Caitlin Dempsey

Snooze time is when some cats blep. Deep sleep can cause your cat's jaw to relax, allowing their tongue to stick out.

Two pictures of a black cat take in different lighting.

Why Black Cats are Voids

Caitlin Dempsey

It's easy for black cats to blend in with their dark surroundings and become "voids".

Closeup of a gray tabby cat's face.

Cute Cat Slang Words and Phrases to Know

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn some of the more popular cat slang being used.

An abstract golden mountain lion sculpture on top of a dark blue sign with orange lettering that says, "Los Gatos".

Places in the United States Named After Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

There are quite a few geographic features in the United States named after cats.

A closeup of a Siamese cat with crossed eyes.

Cross-eyed Siamese Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

The same genes responsible for the colorpoint coat pattern in Siamese can also lead to a cross-eyed condition.

A closeup of a colorpoint cat with blue eyes against a blurry hedge.

Blue-eyed Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Some adult cats, like siamese, have blue eyes due to a lack of pigmentation. All kittens are born with blue eyes.

A color drawing from the 19th century of a fully white cat licking a cat's head against a red drape. A third cat sits behind the all white cat.

How Many Cat Breeds are There?

Caitlin Dempsey

Purebred cats are those cats whose lineage is from the same breed of cat.

A black cat eating a cake on top of a wooden table.

Some Cats Will Eat Cake Even Though They Can’t Taste Sugar

Caitlin Dempsey

Some cats will eat cake for a variety of reasons, just not because they have a sweet tooth.