What Are Some Interesting Facts About Kittens and Cats?

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Interesting facts about cats and kitten include that cats sleep between 16 and 18 hours a day, they cannot see in complete darkness and use whiskers in dark conditions. A group of kittens is called a kindle, while a group of cats is called a clowder.

Additionally, an adult cat has 30 teeth. According to Cattime, it is also important to note that most cats should not be given milk as they are lactose intolerant. These pets also produce over 100 different vowel sounds and can jump approximately seven times their size in height. Moreover, they have a superior sense of smell, which is about 14 times higher than that of humans.

Cats cannot taste sweet things. A male cat is called a tom, while a female cat is called a queen. At top speed, cats can run for almost 30 miles per hour, and a female cat carries its unborn babies for about 58 to 66 days before giving birth.

Cats use their sandpaper-like tongue for cleaning purposes, and it also protects the cat from harming itself when eating prey. Calico cats, a rare breed of cats, consist of almost entirely female cats. Kittens have five toes on their front legs and four toes on the hind legs.