Things you don’t know about cats

Things you don't know about cats

1. Nose-to-nose greetings between cats are unusual, as it puts both in a vulnerable position. However, cats who know each other well but have been apart for a while feel safe enough to do this to confirm visual recognition and gain information about how the other cat is, to learn where he has been and what he has been doing.

猫咪之间的碰鼻礼并不经常发生,因为这样会让它俩都处于易被伤害的位置。然而,如果两只猫咪非常熟悉,又有一段时间没有见面了,它俩会行碰鼻礼,确认对方身份,并获得对方近来的信息,去了哪里,做过些什么。

2. Purring usually indicates contentment, however, a deep purr can also indicate pain. If you know your cat well you will be able to tell the difference in his demeanor.

猫咪在感到心满意足时会打呼噜,但有时候,低沉的呼噜声也可能表明猫咪正在忍受疼痛。如果你熟悉你的猫咪,你就能分辨出两种声音的不同。

3. Cats start to purr at one week old and can do so continually as they inhale and exhale.

猫咪在一周大时就能学会打呼噜,在此之后,只要它还在呼吸,就能发出呼噜声。

4. Young cats purr in a monotone, while older ones do so in two to three resonant notes.

小猫发出的呼噜声是单音节的,长大后,猫咪能发出两到三种不同音调的呼噜声。

5. Scientist still do not know exactly how the purring sound is made, although some believe that it originates in the cardiovascular system rather than the throat.

科学家还没搞清楚猫咪发出呼噜声的具体部位。有的科学家认为声音不是从喉咙发出的,而是从心血管系统发出的。

6. Cats appear to retain their kitten vocal signals to communicate with their owners, but they use an adult repertoire of sound with other cats.

猫咪长大后仍然用小时候的声音与主人交流,当它与其它猫咪交流时,就会换用成熟的声音。

7. Like dogs, cats can also get sick or die from eating chocolate.

像狗一样,猫吃巧克力也会得病或死去。

8. Cats like to nap rather than sleep but if relaxed enough to enter a deeper sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.

比起长时间睡眠,猫咪更喜欢打个小盹,但如果它感到足够放松,就能进入深度睡眠,猫咪进入深度睡眠后的脑电波图像与人类一样。

9. Cats blink and narrow their eyes when they accidentally make eye contact. To make friends with an unfamiliar cat, blink and look away when you catch his eyes.

遇到意外眼神接触时,猫咪会眨眼并眯起眼睛。想和一只陌生的猫咪交朋友吗?当你们四目相对时,记得眨眼睛,并把眼光投向别处。

10. A cat’s pulse is between 160-240 beats per minute, depending on the age of the cat (the younger he is, the faster the heartbeat.)

猫咪的心跳在每分钟160次至240次之间。年龄越小,心跳越快。

11. Cats cannot understand punishment as humans do, they must be praised and rewarded for desired behavior instead.

猫咪不能像人类一样理解惩罚教育,因此,当猫咪表现出你期望的行为,要给它以赞扬和奖励。

12. Giving your cat a strip of raw meat everyday to chew on will keep his gums and teeth in good condition. Suitable meats include poultry, rabbit, or beef that has been deboned.

每天给猫咪喂食一条生肉,让它咀嚼,能够让它的牙龈和牙齿保持健康。家禽肉,兔子肉或是去骨的牛肉都是不错的选择。

13. If your cat appears to be able to tolerate heat very well this is because the ancestors of cats were originally desert-living animals.

如果你的猫咪不怕热,那是因为这种猫的祖先最初是生活在沙漠中的。

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