The Cat's out of the Bag on These Cat Myths
Although cats have lived with humans for centuries upon centuries, many things that people think about cats are actually myths. Let's take a look at some.
Cats always land on their feet.
Cats are natural climbers. They have flexible bodies, so they can easily twist in the air and land on their feet. But this doesn't always work, and falls from high places can be very dangerous.
Cats can see in total darkness.
By nature, cats are most active in the early morning and late evening. For this reason, they've developed the ability to see well in low light and are much better able to see in the dark than humans. However, they can't see in total darkness.
Cats purr when happy.
It's true that kitties purr when happy. But don't assume that a cat is happy just because it's purring—cats also purr to comfort themselves when in pain.
Cats hate water.
Many cats are afraid of water, but many are curious about it. Running water—like that in sinks, baths, and toilets—is often very interesting to cats, especially kittens.