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.

Diagram showing a picture of a siamese cat and the American shorthair with a plus sign between them and then an equal sign with a picture of a snowshoe cat.

Snowshoe Cats Explained

Caitlin Dempsey

Snowshoes are highly sociable and intelligent cats that are a cross between a Siamese and American Shorthair cat.

An orange tabby cat sitting in a sitting window. A gray curtain is to the left of the cat and there are stickers on the window to the right of the cat. The weather outside is sunny and the sky is blue.

Things to Know About Orange Tabbies

Caitlin Dempsey

Orange tabby cats are identified by their orange or reddish coat of fur. They are also known as ginger cats or marmalade cats.

Drawing of a margay cat. From: Pets for Pleasure and Profit, Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, 1915

Which Cats Can Descend Trees Head First?

Caitlin Dempsey

Only three species of wild cats have the unique ability to rotate their hind ankles 180 degrees. This adaptation helps cats walk down trees head first.

A charcoal gray cat with yellow eyes sitting the arm of a tree.

Why Cats Have a Hard Time Climbing Back Down Trees

Caitlin Dempsey

Getting back down a tree is a skill that cats learn by watching other cats do it.

Three British shorthair kittens, one black, one medium gray, and one light gray, against a dark brown highlighted backdrop.

Deciphering Cat Coat Colors

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about the vast variety of cat coat colors and the genetics behind cat coat colors.

A picture of a black cat from the upper shoulders up.

28 Interesting Facts about Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

From healing purrs to unique nose prints, cats are full of surprises.

A resting black cat with green eyes.

Eye Color in Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

Most cat eye colors range from shades of yellow to green to blue.

A cat looking at the open pages of a dictionary.

Cat Glossary

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about all things cats with this list of cat terminology.

A longhaired calico cat rubbing her tail on a person wearing dark jeans and sneakers on a gravel path.

Why Cats Like to Rub Up Against Your Legs

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats rubbing against human legs is a common feline behavior used for communication, territory marking, and showing affection.

A gray tabby looking wide-eyed at the camera on a black sofa.

How To Tell When Your Cat Isn’t Pleased With You

Caitlin Dempsey

Cats express anger through body language, vocalizations, and behavior.

A clipped scanned newspaper about a man mistakenly putting an ad in the papers for 10,000 bushels of cats instead of oats.

This Man Wanted Oats, Instead He Got Cats

Caitlin Dempsey

In 1910, a man didn't proofread his ad for 10,000 bushels of oats and got 5,000 cats sent to him instead.