Did You Know? About pets by Jacqueline Valencia
* Cats can almost be found everywhere, except for in Antartica. Domesticated cats are reliant on their owners.
* Pet cats can live up to 15 years or more. So if you adopt one, remember, they’ll be with you for life.
* Cats can be pretty fast and reach up to 29.8 miles per hour.
* Cats meow for their humans and not for other cats. Kittens meow for their mothers, thus cats will communicate with their owners as their moms.
* Cats have an inner eyelid to protect their eyes from dirt and debris.
* Every cat’s nose has a different print, just like a human's fingerprints.
* Cats are far-sighted which is why when you present a treat right in front of them, they can fail to spot it right away.
*Onions, garlic, grapes, chocolate, raw eggs, and dairy products (lactose intolerance) are just some of the things that can be dangerous to cats.
* Dogs can see some colours, but not as vividly as we can.
* Dogs dream like we do! The evidence is in the way they twitch, softly growl, and whine when they sleep.
* Pups are born without the ability to hear. Their awesome auditory sense develops at their third week of life. Their eyes, though, open at 12 days after birth.
* Onions, garlic, grapes, chocolate, salt, coffee, and avocados, are just some of the things poisonous to dogs.
* Dogs sweat through their paws and nose. Most of their cooling method though is through their panting in hot weather.
* Dogs can have a preferred paw. Just like humans can be left or right handed, dogs can use a preferred paw to grab or point at things.
* Birds don’t rely on smell since they don’t have a strong sense of smell or taste. They rely on their eyesight to decide what foods are edible.
* Birds eat all sorts of pellets, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Chocolate is highly toxic to birds as well.
* Birds are dinosaurs. They’re the dinos that survived the dino apocalypse. That little budgie in the cage? Kind of like a raptor.
* If your parakeet vomits on you, it means it loves you. They regurgitate food to give to their offspring or their parakeet partners.
* Like most pets, birds thrive on schedules. They keep time, much like a rooster crows first thing in the morning.
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