Domestic cats spend about 70% of their lives asleep! These are usually in short snatches or ‘cat naps”’ This works out to be about sixteen hours a day – much the same as a newborn baby.
Cats are “obligate carnivores” which means they need animal protein to survive. They do not crave sweet food as they have only around 500 taste buds as opposed to us with over 10,000. Their sense of smell is important in appraising their food Cats of course aren’t native to Australia.
Cat came from Europe with the first settlers. Because of this genetic stock, our cats are on average 1.5kg heavier than American cats and are also less susceptible to some infectious diseases like the Leukaemia virus. Neither do they get the high of the grass “Catnip” like their American cousins.