Top 10 cats facts Selected as the most interesting among cats related questions in Cats quiz Why do cats have vertical pupils?To better see in the dark. The sharpest image is produced by round pupils, and if cats weren’t nocturnal, they probably would have round pupils like us. But the vertical pupil, in combination with horizontal eyelids, gives the cat greater and more accurate control in different types of lighting. A cat may adjust the amount of light by moving eyelids only.Created by: globalquiz.orgoptics facts » Is this a male, or a female cat?A female. This kind of coat coloring, which combines two colors other than white (black and red in this case), is known as tortoiseshell, and it is found almost exclusively in female cats. This is because the X chromosome determines the color of the cat, and there are no color genes in Y chromosome. Thus, female cats with XX chromosomes may be three colored (including white), while male cats with XY chromosomes cannot. (with the exception of very rare XXY sterile males).Created by: Sara Amonciogenetics facts » A liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigres. What are ligers best known for?Large size. Ligers are the largest known cats in the world, reaching over 400 kg. In contrast, pumapards (hybrids between pumas and leopards) tend to exhibit dwarfism.Created by: Kasiaanimal records facts » How many species of the cat family hunt in groups?One. Only lions live and hunt in groups. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Created by: globalquiz.orgcarnivores facts » Which cats enojoy swimming?Tigers living in the southeast Asia are semi-aquatic. They spend much of their time in rivers and feed on fish. Young tigers like to play in the water, and adults often take a bath just to keep cool during hot days.Created by: simply the beastdangerous animals facts » Cats were sacred in ancient Egypt. But in which active religion is cat a revered animal?In Islam. Muhammad is reported to have said that "a love of cats is an aspect of faith". He prohibited the persecution and killing of cats. His favourite cat was a female named Muezza. According to a legend, a cat saved Muhammad from a snake. The grateful prophet stroked the cat's back and forehead, thus blessing all cats, and leaving the stripes on his forehead some cats still have on their coats. Created by: globalquiz.orgIslam facts » Which pet animals hear ultrasound exceptionally well?Cats are nocturnal predators and therefore have excellent hearing, among the best of any mammal. They can detect an extremely broad range of frequencies, ranging from 55 Hz to 79 kHz. This is far more than humans (31 Hz - 18 kHz), and dogs (67 Hz - 44 kHz). Cats ability to hear ultrasound is probably important in hunting, since many species of rodents make ultrasonic calls.Created by: BrainChargepets facts » Which pets lack a sweet taste receptor?Cats. Domestic cats are neither attracted to, nor show avoidance of the taste of sweet carbohydrates and high-intensity sweeteners. Recordings from cat taste nerve fibers demonstrate responses to salty, sour, and bitter stimuli, but show no response to sugars. Other than that, the sense of taste in cats appears similar to that of other mammals.Created by: globalquiz.organimals facts » Why do house cats rub their head against their owners' legs and ankles?It is a type of scent marking. Cats often scent-mark things that are most important to them, it is a way of marking cat's territory. This behaviour is called bunting. Cat's scent glands are located on many parts of the cat's body, including forehead, tail and cheeks. Created by: globalquiz.orgzoology facts » Which cat breed is characterized by lack of tail?Manx. The Manx taillessness gene is dominant; kittens from two Manx parents are generally born without any tail. However, having two copies of the gene is lethal in utero, so breeders avoid breeding two entirely tailless Manx cats together. Typically, when bred with non-Manx cat, tail length is random throughout a litter of kittens.Created by: globalquiz.orgnature facts » Play cats quiz and see all the questions.