Seeking Out a Stream
In the wild, cats prefer running water to standing water, which may be contaminated. This preference may explain why cats are so fond of sipping straight from the tap.
Climbing New Heights
Perching up high makes cats feel safe and gives them a birds-eye-view of their environment. Wild cats often climb trees to evade large predators on the ground or to nap safely behind leafy camouflage.
Cats can rotate and twist their backs in ways that not even an acrobat can match. This is because their backs have cushioned discs between each vertebrae, allowing them to stretch out … or fold over.
Article continues below
Our Featured Programs
See how we’re making a difference for People, Pets, and the Planet and how you can get involved!
Help Rescue Animals
Provide food and vital supplies to shelter pets at The Animal Rescue Site for free! →