Though cats are very affectionate, loyal and friendly, still there are many myths and superstitions about cats. This cat myths and superstitions are fully valueless. Here we described 8 common cat myths and superstitions. Read about this myths and superstitions and stop believing them.
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Black Cats Are Unlucky
One of the most common cat myths and superstitions is black cats are unlucky. Many countries think that black cats are unlucky. On the other hand, many countries accept them as a symbol of good luck.
- Many people thought that if a black cat crosses your path, it is very unlucky for you. But Japanese people consider this to be a good luck.
- In Germany, it is thought that if a black cat walks in front you in right to left direction, it means bad times are waiting for you. But if they walk in left to right direction then good times are coming.
- Many Italians thought that if a black cat jumps on the sick person’s bed then the person will die very soon. On the other hand, many people believe that the sick person will get well soon.
- Scottish people believe that, if a black cat sits on your doorstep then you will get money very soon. On the other hand, Chinese people believe that this will bringers of poverty.
This kind of myths about the black cat is totally valueless. No scientific definition is found about this black cat myths and superstitions. Black cats are loving, affectionate and loyal like other cats. So, accept them like other cats or pets.
Cats Only Purr When They Are Happy
Many people think that cats only purr when they are happy. Cats basically purr when they feel happy. They purr when they get attention from you. But this is not only one reason for producing this sound. They also purr when they feel comfortable or afraid or in pain. How do you know why are they purr? When you heard this sound take a careful look at your cat and follow their body language. Then you clear the reason why your cat is purring.
All Cats Hate Water
There are many breeds of cats who don’t like water. Scientists explain why some cats have no attraction towards the water. Their coats don’t dry very soon and the wet coat is uncomfortable for them. Some cats have come from desert areas where rains are very little. So, naturally, they don’t like water. But it not means that all cats hate water.
Though some cats have no attraction or less attraction about water. But many cats have a great attraction towards water like Bengal, Ragdoll, Maine Coon cat. Bengal has a great attraction towards the water. You often find them playing with water and drink water directly from the tap. Ragdoll cats are the extreme fan of water. They always try to join with you and sometimes jumps into the running bath. Maine Coon cats also have a great attraction towards the water. Sometimes they swim in water and playing with water.
Cats Have 9 Lives
Many people believed that cats have 9 lives. This is one of the most unbelievable cat myths and superstitions. This is totally false and valueless information. Like human beings and other animals, cats have only one life. Once cats die they are not coming again. In this topic, there has no written document in any religion.
Nobody really knows where and when this myth comes. The people of ancient Egypt treated the cats as a sacred animal who has supernatural powers. Some people think that this myth comes from ancient Egypt. But we don’t find any document about this believed.
Cats Always Land On Their Feet
When cats fall from the height maximum time they will land on their feet. Because they have the ability to manipulate their body when they are falling. Their flexible backbones also help them to do this.
But this will not happen always. Sometimes they also land on the other part. That causes a heavy injury. Every year our animal hospitals medicate thousands of cats which fall from high places. So who thinks that cats always land on their feet it not fully true.
Cats Can See In Complete Darkness
Many people believed that cats can see in complete darkness. But this believed is just a cat myths nothing more. Because as like human cats are unable to see in complete darkness. Cats have the ability to see in low light. There is some reason for this seeing power at low night. The corners of their eyes are much thinner than ours and the irises open far wider. This is allowing more light to enter. But it does not mean that they see in complete darkness.
Cats Are Nocturnal
One of the popular cat myths and superstitions is they are nocturnal. They have the ability to see in dawn and low light but this not means that they are nocturnal. They are hunting and running when the light is available. Cats take rest and sleep when their is no sound in the house and active when people arrive. Though they wake sometimes in the night but they never run or hunt in the night. So it is clear that cats are not nocturnal.
Cats Do Not Like Other Cats
Many people believe that cats do not like other cats. But trust me this is just a cat myths nothing more. The cat is a social pet who adjusts to any home environment. They never have any objection to living with other cats in the same home. Not only cats make friends with other cats but also they make friendship with other pets like cat-friendly dogs.
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