Interesting Facts About the Most Popular Cat Breeds

Cats are an enigma that have attracted the interest of people for thousands of years. Their mysterious personalities and cute looks have made them very popular. There are so many interesting facts about cats that you probably haven’t heard of.


Abyssians can leap six feet or more into the air.


Many Siamese cats once had crossed eyes. Cat fanciers viewed this trait as undesirable, and gradually eliminated it via selective breeding.


The Persian cat is one of the oldest cat breeds and can be seen depicted in hieroglyphics as early as 1684 B.C.


American shorthair cats came over on the Mayflower. The Mayflower carried American shorthair cats to hunt the ship’s rats.


Sphynx cats are not actually hairless. Sphynxes are covered with a fine layer of downy fuzz that feel like suede.


Bombay cat breed did not exist until the 1950’s. It was in the late 1950’s when the Bombay Cats were born as a result of a breeder’s experiment. Bombay cats color is jet black just like black panthers.



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