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.

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.

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 choropleth map with blue shading gradient showing the number of cats per European country.

How Many Domestic Cats are There in the World?

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers estimate there are between 600 and 750 million cats worldwide.

A long-haired tabby with a white underbelly lying down.

What are Tabby Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Tabbies, often known as tabby cats, are domestic cats with a unique coat pattern.

A grey tabby with a white muzzle and chest lying on a red tiled floor in front of rows of candy in boxes in a deli.

Bodega Cats of NYC

Caitlin Dempsey

Bodega cats are found in many local delis across New York City and are used to help control rodents.

Two pages from a medieval manuscript showing illustrated drawings of cats catching mice.

Role of Cats in Medieval Manuscripts

Caitlin Dempsey

In medieval Europe, scribes often included cats in the margins and drawings of manuscripts.