Among all domestic animals, cats and dogs occupy the leading places. The first option is suitable for lazy and busy people who do not have time for walks. Dogs, on the contrary, are chosen by active people who like to do morning runs and spend a lot of time outdoors. Both cats and dogs help relieve stress and nervous tension, relax and unwind at the end of the working day. They give positive energy to their owner. Read on for more interesting facts about pets.
1. Dogs and cats can carry the toxocariasis infection, which can blind a person.
2. Recently, it has become fashionable to have a hummingbird as a pet.
3. Goldfish can live in room temperature water.
4. The family of finches includes canaries.
5. Clams are great for keeping at home.
6. Domestic ferrets are considered ferocious predators.
7. 95% of all owners talk to their pets.
8. Dogs have about a hundred different facial expressions.
9. Mice can make sounds that are similar to human laughter.
10. An African dog breed can’t bark.
11. About a hundred different intonations can give cats their voice.
12. Rabbits love to play hide and seek.
13. Over 517 muscles and 290 bones in cats.
14. Ferrets sleep over 20 hours a day.
15. Cat jaws cannot move to the sides.
16. Domestic cats do not meow when communicating with each other.
17. A special gland is located under the tail of dogs, which is responsible for smells.
18. Female dogs bite more often.
19. A cat can survive a fall from a 12-story building.
20. A sign of a cat’s well-being is when a cat licks its body.
21. Only one cat out of ten is not afraid to fight with rats.
22. The Yorkshire Terrier has become the smallest dog in the world that lives in the UK.
23. More than 9 cm long is the smallest dog in the world.
24. In 2009, the cat survived after falling from the 26th floor.
25. More than 19 cm is the length of the smallest cat in the world.
26. In the UK, there is a criminal liability for those owners whose dogs or cats are obese.
27. The oldest goldfish in the world lived for more than 43 years.
28. About 1.8 kg weighed the heaviest pigeon in the world.
29. 36 cubs gave birth to a hamster in 1974.
30. Dalmatians are born completely white.
31. More than 1157 kg weighed the heaviest boar in the world.
32. Through the pads of their paws, dogs can sweat.
33. With the help of their ears, dogs can make various grimaces.
34. Dogs can make about 10 vocal sounds.
35. Dogs are animals that do not have an appendix.
36. There are over 350 dog breeds in the world.
37. Dogs can distinguish shades of green, yellow and blue.
38. Up to 30 km per hour can develop the speed of a dog.
39. Over 10,000 years ago, dogs were domesticated.
40. Sweat glands are completely absent in cats.
41. A cat has five toes on each front paw.
42. Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds.
43. Cats can develop a speed of 19 km per hour.
44. Compared to dogs, cats have better memory.
45. A bird’s heart beats with a frequency of 400 beats per minute.
46. Large parrots live for about 75 years.
47. Hamsters blink with only one eye at the same moment.
48. Up to 30 minutes iguanas can hold their breath.
49. 85 cubs at a time can give birth to an ordinary snake.
50. A goldfish can live 40 years.
51. In third place among the most popular pets are ferrets.
52. The Egyptian was the world’s first domestic cat.
53. Cats sleep about 18 hours a day.
54. Cats love to breathe fresh air.
55. Animals have been living alongside humans for centuries.
56. The dog became the first pet in the world.
57. For their owners, animals are doctors.
58. Human immune functions improve after contact with pets.
59. Healing of abrasions and wounds is promoted by the saliva of a dog.
60. Hunting dogs were the favorite pets of the French kings.
61. By the number of favorite pets, cats break all records.
62. Dogs express their emotions through barking.
63. Parrots are considered very fashionable birds.
64. Fish in times of danger can hide their babies in their mouths.
65. Rodents are considered the smartest animals.
66. Hamsters love to drink alcohol in large quantities.
67. A kitten fell from the 32nd floor in New York and survived.
68. About 94% of cats survive a fall from a height.
69. More than 11 kg can weigh rabbits.
70. More than 140 kg can weigh the largest breed of dog St. Bernard.
71. The height of the tallest dog in the world was 111 cm.
72. The smallest horse in the world is over 35 cm tall.
73. The smallest horse in the world lived for more than 38 years.
74. More than 34 cm is the length of the ear of the longest-eared dog in the world.
75. The most dexterous dog in the world was the Labrador and Collie mix.
76. The Labrador in the United States is recognized as the most popular dog breed.
77. Forked nose in a rare Turkish breed of dog.
78. The faithful helpers of the Hungarian shepherds are dogs of the Shara breed.
79. Turkish cats just love to swim.
80. Multi-colored eyes in cats of the Thai breed.
81. Dogs express friendship and joy with the help of a tail.
82. The most famous horse in the world is named Eclipse.
83. On average, cats live 14 years.
84. The oldest cat in the world lived for over 36 years.
85. One kilogram weighed the smallest cat in the world.
86. The fattest cats in the world weigh over 21 kg.
87. In the middle of the 20th century, there was a fashion for pet mini penguins.
88. Jaco parrots know about 300 words.
89. Only with the help of a thermometer can one determine the true temperature of a cat or dog.
90. The normal working temperature for a cat is 38 degrees.
91. In complete darkness, a cat can navigate with the help of whiskers.
92. Female dogs attack people much more often.
93. Snakes can sleep for three years in a row.
94. Within 60,000 individuals is the number of a bee swarm.
95. For more than 8 hours a day, a cow continuously chews grass.
96. More than 90 chewing movements per minute can be performed by a cow.
97. From 2 million flowers, bees need to collect pollen to create 1 kg of honey.
98. About 1500 eggs are laid by the queen bee every day.
99. In 1987, a German Shepherd detained a jaguar that had escaped from a zoo.
100. In 2005, scientists succeeded in cloning a dog for the first time.