Category: training cats

Very Clever Cats

Charlie ShortTail

Clever Cats -how brainy is your cat?

Very Clever Cats can:

Sit, stand or roll over on command.

ginger cat sitting up on back legs

Meow or make a noise on command.

meowing tabby cat

Use the human toilet instead of a litter tray.

Can balance on their back legs for 5 seconds or more.

catreachingup

Can walk on their back legs for a short distance.

 

Is your cat really clever?

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This is a good read….

charlie shorttail ginger cat meowing

Charlie ShortTail says “I’m not very, very, very clever cat… but I am loyal and cuddly”.

If you would like to train your cat or kitten there are some very useful and informative books written that can give a much better understanding of how to train your cat to follow commands, use a toilet and learn tricks. Test your cat’s IQ with a series of simple games.

 

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More facts about your cat

Charlie ShortTail

15 More Amazing Facts about your Cat

Amazing cat facts:

white and grey cat lifting paw up

 

  1. A cat’s average body temperature is 38.6°c (which is why they always find the warmest place).

2. There are over 100 breeds of cat.

 

Read more….Cat breeds from around the world – Great Britain

 

3. Cats scratch to mark their territory – they have sweat glands between the paw pads and they secrete a scent which is passed on by the scratching action.

cats paw hi five

4. Cats can problem solve (knocking something over to get what is inside).

5. Cats have very good memories (but tend to use it for what is important to them). Cats have better long-term memories than dogs.

older russian blue cat face

6. Cats have homing ability, a built in navigation system similar to birds. Cats are sensitive to the earth’s magnetic field.

 

7. Cats can learn tricks such as sit, eat with paws, roll over, fetch, Hi five; however you will need lots of patience.

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Read more…. Very Clever Cats

Read more…    Test your cat

8. In deep sleep your cat’s brain is as active as when it is awake.

9. Cats have binocular vision- three dimensional sight for hunting.

10. Cats can distinguish between colours.

11. If your cat followed its mother around on hunting trips it is more likely to want to go for walks with you.

white cat walks along path

12. White cats with blue eyes are often deaf.

white kitten with blue eyes

13. Cats can turn their ears 180°. They can also move their ears independently.

Hearing is your cats strongest sense.

tabby cat listens

14. Cats have 32 teeth, 16 on the top and 14 on the bottom.

cats teeth and mouth

15. Cats cannot move their jaws sideways; therefore cats do not chew.

three maine coon cats

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Test your cat

Charlie ShortTail

How clever is your cat?

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Charlie says never underestimate your cat.

Charlie can run faster than Usain Bolt!

Charlie says: ” Try this quick test with your cat”.

  1. Place a piece of wool or string on your cat’s back.

Cat moves fur – 1 mark

Cat removes string by many method – 2 marks

    2. Place a feather 2-4″ in front of your cat (4-8cm).

Cat touches feather with nose or paw, chews feather – 1 mark

Picks it up with paws – 2 marks

   3. On the floor move a pencil slowly towards your cat.

Cat touches pencil with paws – 1 mark

Cat touches the pencil with same paw more than once – 2 marks

  4. Stroke your cat around the mouth.

Cat closes eyes or shakes head – 1 mark

Cat licks the mouth  -2 marks

5. Touch your cat gently on her/ his back

Cat shakes or ripples the fur – 1 mark

Cat licks the spot touched – 2 marks

cats paw hi five
hi five!

The scores:

very clever = 8-10

quite clever 6-7

average 4-5

lazy 0-3

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