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How Much Of A Cat Person Are You Really?

Test your cat knowledge and find out!

  1. True or false: All orange cats are male.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Orange cats are more likely to be male, but that doesn't mean there aren't orange females too!

    The ratio of orange males to females is about 80% to 20%, thanks to genetics. Because the X chromosome is responsible for the orange coloring, a female orange tabby cat requires both parents to pass on the orange genes. Males cats only need to inherit the orange gene from their mothers.

  2. Which common flavor can cats NOT taste?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Cats cannot taste sweetness!

    Studies show the taste receptors in cats cannot detect sweetness, unlike every other mammal studied to date.

  3. True or false: Adult cats meow to communicate with other cats.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Adult cats don't typically meow at other cats.

    Cats communicate with each other through scent, body language, facial expression, and touch. Because humans don't understand this cat "language," cats have learned to meow at humans to communicate.

  4. About how similar is a cat's brain to a human's?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A cat's brain is about 90% similar to a human brain!

    The brains of cats have a surface folding and structure that is approximately 90% similar to the surface folding and structure of a human brain — making the brains of cats more like human brains than like dog brains.

  5. True or false: Milk is safe for nearly all cats.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Actually, most cats are lactose intolerant!

    Being lactose intolerant is the norm for most cats, so even if your kitty is interested in your ice cream, it's best not to share.

  6. Where are cats' sweat glands located?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's all of the above!

    Cats rarely sweat because cats' sweat glands are only located in a few hairless areas, including their paws, lips, chin, and on the skin around the anus.

  7. True or false: The frequency of a cat's purr is the same frequency at which muscles and bones repair themselves.

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A cat's purr IS the same frequency at which muscles and bones grow and repair themselves.

    A domestic cat's purr has a frequency of between 25 and 150 hertz, which happens to be the frequency at which muscles and bone repair themselves. Some experts believe that purring is actually a method of self-healing.

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