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 diagram showing the ten common types of white spotting coat patterns in cats.

White Spotting in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

White spotting categorizes how much white fur a cat has.

A torbie sits inside a small gray colored cat shelter.

Torbie Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Torbie cats are a mix of two different cat fur patterns: tortoiseshell and tabby.

Bicolor harlequin Scottish highland kitten with white on gray background.

Harlequin Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

A harlequin cat has a bicolor (or piebald) coat pattern.

A longhaired orange and white tabby cat looking at a litter box inside a room with gray brick walls and gray wooden floors.

Why Some Cats Avoid the Litter Box

Caitlin Dempsey

There can be a range of reasons why your cat has decided to reject their litter box ranging from behavioral issues to a health problem.

Upper body of a blue-eyed Seal Bicolour Ragdoll Cat.

15 Interesting Facts about Ragdoll Cats

Julianna Rokusek

Ragdoll cats have a docile and affectionate nature that makes them one of the most popular cat breeds.

Diagram showing a picture of a siamese cat and the American shorthair with a plus sign between them and then an equal sign with a picture of a snowshoe cat.

Snowshoe Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Snowshoes are highly sociable and intelligent cats that are a cross between a Siamese and American Shorthair cat.

An orange tabby cat sitting in a sitting window. A gray curtain is to the left of the cat and there are stickers on the window to the right of the cat. The weather outside is sunny and the sky is blue.

Things to Know About Orange Tabbies

Caitlin Dempsey

Orange tabby cats are identified by their orange or reddish coat of fur. They are also known as ginger cats or marmalade cats.

Drawing of a margay cat. From: Pets for Pleasure and Profit, Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, 1915

Which Cats Can Descend Trees Head First?

Caitlin Dempsey

Only three species of wild cats have the unique ability to rotate their hind ankles 180 degrees. This adaptation helps cats walk down trees head first.

A charcoal gray cat with yellow eyes sitting the arm of a tree.

Why Cats Have a Hard Time Climbing Back Down Trees

Caitlin Dempsey

Getting back down a tree is a skill that cats learn by watching other cats do it.

Three British shorthair kittens, one black, one medium gray, and one light gray, against a dark brown highlighted backdrop.

Deciphering Cat Coat Colors

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about the vast variety of cat coat colors and the genetics behind cat coat colors.

A picture of a black cat from the upper shoulders up.

28 Interesting Facts about Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

From healing purrs to unique nose prints, cats are full of surprises.