Cats and Kittens
By Chloe Postel
The average domestic cat sleeps for around 18 hours a day and tends to spend their waking time hunting for food. Despite wild cats being solitary animals, the domestic cat is known to enjoy attention fromhumans and other animals, and will often even get on well with some dogs. Cats have soft pads on the bottom of their paws to enable them to move smoothly and run quickly. Cats have sharp claws to help the cat to grip when running and climbing trees. Cats have highly specialised teeth which allows them to both bite and tear meat apart. Cats have tiny hooks or spikes on their tongue which helps the cat to get any remaining meat from bones. The average adult cat has 30 teeth which include 12 incisors, 4 canines, 10 premolars and 4 molars.