Surprising animal facts
.Rabbits have near 360-degree vision and can even see behind them. Their only blind spot right is right in front of their nose.
Guinea pigs are not related to pigs and do not originate from Guinea in West Africa. They are actually rodents and come from South America.
A dog or cat nose print is as unique as a human fingerprint
Approximately 1/3 of a dog’s brain mass is devoted to smell (compared to being only 5% in humans!) and their sense of smell is between 1000 and 10000000 times more sensitive than ours is, depending on the dog breed.
According to Guinness World Records, the oldest cat ever was ‘Crème Puff’ who lived to be an amazing 38 years old! The greatest reliable age recorded for a dog is 29 years 5 months for an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey.
Happy rabbits will often jump and skip around in joy – it’s called a binky.
Fish can see colors and some scientist believe that fish may even be able to see more colors than humans.
Research by the University Of Minnesota concluded that cat owners are much less likely to suffer from a stroke.
Pet ownership can help make you more able to deal with pain. One study found that stroking a dog could halve the amount of pain relief needed by a patient recovering from a joint replacement operation.
A cat’s tongue is lined with tiny elevated backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place, which is why it feels rough if they lick you.
Tortoiseshell cats are nearly always female because the coat colour is dependent on the female chromosomes XX. Because males carry the XY chromosomes, tortoiseshell males are extremely rare.
Some common terms for groups of animals – A clowder or comfort of cats, a kennel or pack of dogs, a business of ferrets, a chatter of budgerigars, a warren of rabbits and a troubling of goldfish.
One in four pet owners sign their pet’s name on christmas and other greetings cards
Ancient Romans considered the rat good luck, and in China the rat is considered a sign of prosperity.