Hello, dear readers of the Interessno.ru website. We all love our pets: cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters and more exotic spiders, lizards, turtles, etc. They are real family members who bring happiness to many. And today we decided to tell you some interesting facts about pets.
Contrary to popular myth about black and white vision, dogs have a much wider range of color perception. Dogs can recognize shades of blue, yellow and gray, but are unable to perceive green and red. At the same time, this does not in any way prevent them from leading a normal life, distinguishing objects, running fast, etc.
Cats and cats spend 12-16 hours a day sleeping and another 3 hours on auto-grooming – licking and grooming. That is, in total, cats rest and lick themselves for the lion’s share of the day. And we also say that sloths are lazy.
The macaw parrot has a very strong and strong beak, in general, like its claws. Thanks to its beak, it can crack the shell of a hard walnut with ease.
The macaw is also a champion among parrots. It can grow up to 85-95 cm (including the tail), and its weight can be about two kilograms.
Goldfish are real long-livers. With good care, they can live for more than 25 years (although their average lifespan is in the 15-20 year range). At the same time, it is officially documented that the longest-lived goldfish is a fish that has lived for 43 years. This fish was called Tish, and it lived from 1956 to 1999. Tish broke the previous record, which belonged to the goldfish Fred (she was able to live up to 41 years). Both of these fish were native to the UK.
Many do not know, but if a rabbit is very scared, he can die of fright. This cute pet can have a heartbreak. Moreover, loud music, barking of a dog, cry of a cat, etc. can cause fright in this animal. Therefore, the pet must be protected from possible danger.
There is no doubt that rats are the smartest creatures. But not everyone knows that they can laugh and sympathize. This was reported by scientists who conducted such studies. They found that rats can laugh, but their laugh is different from ours (they use 50 kHz ultrasound for their laugh). Note that the human ear is able to perceive sounds with a frequency of 20 to 20,000 Hz.
They are also capable of showing empathy. If their kindred falls into a trap, they will rejoice at his escape and be sad if he cannot get out of it.
Dogs are very jealous of their owners showing interest in other pets. This was stated by scientists from the University of California. They noted that during research, dogs bite other pets, show their displeasure and behave defiantly when they thought their owner was paying attention to other pets, not them. As it turns out, jealousy is not unique to humans.
The bodies of cats are incredibly flexible. Their skeleton contains 230 bones (for example, humans have only 206), and the pelvis and shoulders are freely attached to the spine. This allows them to be as flexible as possible and to crawl into such openings, into which it is impossible for other animals with similar dimensions to crawl.
Dogs have a truly incredible nose. First, every dog’s nose is unique in its own way. Their nose print is as unique as your fingerprint.
Secondly, it’s incredibly powerful. Their nose has over 300 million olfactory receptors, making their sense of smell incredibly strong. By comparison, humans have only about 5 million olfactory cells.
Many believe that cats only purr when they are happy. This is not true. By purring, they express not only contentment, for example, when we stroke them, but also sadness. Cats purr when injured, sick, stressed, or during childbirth. Therefore, if your cat is purring, it does not mean that she is happy.
Scientists have found that cats use meow only to communicate with humans. They themselves have developed these sounds especially for humans. Cats do not communicate with each other by meowing. Scientists suggest that cats use meows similar to the sounds made by kittens at birth. That is, they use sounds to grab your attention. By meowing, they are trying to tell you something, ask, etc.
Anyone who has had a hamster as a pet knows that these amazing creatures can hold an unimaginable amount of food in their chubby cheeks. And this phenomenon has an anatomical explanation. Scientists took an X-ray of the little creature and found that their cheek pouches extend to their thighs. That is, a hamster’s cheeks are not limited to just their head.
Did you know that there are about 1,500 species of geckos on the planet? Although their size and shape vary, all geckos have a few things in common – an incredibly powerful tail. Fat accumulates in their tail, which they can later expend for energy in the event of a lack of food.
But that is not all. Geckos are inherent in such a property as autotomy (independent throwing away by animals of some organ or limb). The gecko has an area thanks to which it can easily throw its tail in case of danger or when it is severely damaged. After the tail has been discarded, a new one will grow in its place.
Have you ever noticed that your dogs regularly look at you? But why do they do it? According to many experts, dogs look at you in order to “silently express” their love for you and to admire you. When dogs look at you, they release the hormone oxytocin, the same hormone that parents produce when they look at their children.
Whiskers are a very important organ for cats. They contain a sensory organ, the proprioceptor, which constantly transmits information about the environment to their muscular and nervous systems. Cats use their whiskers effectively to gauge distance and space. That’s all, dear readers. Thank you for choosing our site for reading interesting information.