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 charcoal gray cat with a white chest stands in the grass while looking at the camera.

What Wild Cats are Domestic Cats Descended From?

Caitlin Dempsey

All domestic cats are descended from Felis silvestris lybica.

A gray tabby sitting in the lap of a person wearing a burnt red sweater.

Cat Ownership Linked to a Positive Effect on Brain Health

Caitlin Dempsey

A preliminary study has shown a positive link between pet ownership and brain health.

A mostly white cat with calico patterns on the top of the head, tail, and hind legs.

What are Bobtail Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Bobtail cats are known for their short-bobbed tails.

A calico kitten stares at the camera.

What are Calico Cats?

Caitlin Dempsey

Calico cats have a tri-color coat and are almost always female.

Blackie and Tiger, two of the cats owned by President Calvin Coolidge. Photo: Library of Congress, 1923.

U.S. Presidents and Their Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Pets in the White House has been a long tradition, dating all the way back to the first president.

Three Maine Coon cats (silver, dark gray tabby, and orange tabby) in various poses.

Facts about Maine Coon Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Maine Coons are known for their large size and friendliness.

Multiple cats waiting at a pier in Japan.

There are More Cats Than People on this Island

Caitlin Dempsey

Tashirojima is one of many "cat islands' in Japan.

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

How Did Cats Become Domesticated?

Caitlin Dempsey

The domestic cat (Felis catus) can be traced back to a species of African wildcat known as Felis silvestris lybica.

A black cat looking in the sunlight with slitted eyes.

Why Do Cat’s Eyes Change From Slits to Wide-Eyed Pupils?

Caitlin Dempsey

A cat's pupils can change from wide-eyed to slitted.

A gray tabby lying near the white headboard of a bed.

Do Cats Have Belly Buttons?

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn where the navel is located on a cat.

A lykoi cat staring at the camera against a white background.

Lykoi: the Werewolf Cat

Caitlin Dempsey

Lykoi cats look like tiny werewolves.