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Though they are different in many ways, including levels of hostility to humans and overall body size, domestic cats and wild cats such as tigers actually share about 95 percent of the same DNA, meaning the two types of ...

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The average domestic cat has 244 bones in its body, with 30 of these bones being vertebrae. Most of the vertebrae that domestic cats have are located in their spine, which allows them to be extremely flexible animals. Be...

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A cat generally has five toes on the front two paws including a dewclaw and four toes on the back two paws. Because their claws are located on their toes, most cats have 18 claws.

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

During the Space Race fervor of the mid-1900s, humans from several different countries sent a number of non-human animals into space, including a cat who flew a successful French space mission in 1963, parachuting safely...

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While it is true that cats come in a variety of types and weights, most healthy, non-obese domestic cats weigh in the range of 8 to 10 pounds. Some breeds are a little heavier, such as the Maine Coon, which weighs 10 to ...

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While wild cats such as the famously fleet-footed cheetah can reach incredible speeds of 70 miles per hour, domestic cats can hold their own with speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.

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The behaviors of domestic cats are a combined product of the domestication process and the natural instincts and tendencies of the cats' wild ancestors. Some cat behaviors are easily understood, such as their propensity ...

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