Cats! Learning about Cats for Kids


– [Narrator] Cats. (cat meows) Cats are probably the most
popular pets in the world. There are over 500,000,000
domestic cats worldwide. There are dozens of domestic cat breeds and all of them are awesome. They’ve been associated with humans for at least 10,000 years. Cats usually live around 12 to 15 years but a few cats have
lived to be as old as 30. They love relaxing and sleep
about 16 hours per day. Cats have 230 bones. That’s 24 more bones than a human has and 10% of their bones are in their tails. (cat meows) They also have 24 whiskers, which help them with lots of
things like communication, balance, and figuring out if
they can fit through openings. Just like human
fingerprints and dog noses, a cat’s nose is completely unique. A cat’s tongue has hundreds
of tiny hooks on it that make it feel rough. The hooks help them clean their fur and to tear up their food. Cats are carnivores. They need meat to survive. Cats tap noses to greet each other. Adorable! Cats are very sneaky. They have flexible bodies and because they don’t have collarbones, they can get into very small places. Additionally, when they
walk, their back paws step in almost exactly the same
spot as their front paws which makes them hard to
track and even harder to hear. They have excellent
senses of smell and sight. They can see almost perfectly in the dark. Cats, especially kittens, are
known for being very playful. They love to chase toys and play-fight but sometimes they get tired of playing and they’ll always let you
know when that time comes. (cat angrily growls) Cats communicate with humans
in lots of different ways. They meow, purr, hiss, growl, squeak, click, and grunt. Cats are great. What’s your favorite thing about cats? Thanks for watching!

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