Cat Trivia

This category of articles is dedicated to exploring the world of cat trivia, providing readers with fascinating facts and information about our feline friends.

From the history of cats in ancient civilizations to the most popular breeds today, these articles cover a wide range of topics related to cat trivia.

An orange tabby sleeping on his side.

When Did Cats Become Indoor Pets?

Caitlin Dempsey

Nowadays, cats are indoor pets for most pet owners in the United States.

Stray cats at the São Jorge Castle in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo: Caitlin Dempsey.

Facts About Feral and Stray Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Stray and feral cats are free-roaming domestic cats that have no owners.

Kao Taem (Nine Points). Treatise on Cats, 19th Century, British Library, Or 16008.

How Thai People Felt About Cats in the 19th Century

Caitlin Dempsey

19th century Thai culture believed that different cats, as well as other animals, could have different effects on their owners.

Drawing of a Manx Cat. From "Great Britain for Little Britons. A book for children, etc" by Eleanor Bulley, 1881.

Manx Cats Naturally Don’t Have Much of a Tail

Caitlin Dempsey

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of a Manx cat is the absence of a tail, which is caused by a genetic mutation.

The whiskers on cats helps them to decide if they can safely pass through narrow openings. Photo: Caitlin Dempsey.

Where Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Caitlin Dempsey

Whiskers help cats navigate their environment more accurately.

Black kitten sitting on a tree stump

10 Things to Know About Kittens

Caitlin Dempsey

Here are some interesting facts you should know about kittens.

A gray tabby kitten staring.

Can Cats Understand Words?

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats can understand human language, but they typically learn only about twenty to forty words.

Black cat sitting in a blue bowl by a window.

Black Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Why are some cats' coats black? Continue reading to find out more about black cats.

White cat sleeping on a chair.

Why are Some Cats All White?

Caitlin Dempsey

What do you need to know about white cats?

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with the head of a kitten. Via Library of Congress, between 1880 and 1890.

Postcards with Cats on Them: Happy New Year

Caitlin Dempsey

These vintage Happy New Year postcards features fun cats and kittens.

Cat sitting on a bookshelf

The Tradition of Library Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

The presences of feline friends in some libraries and bookstores around the world is a time-honored tradition dating back to Ancient Egypt.

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